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Support for the families and carers of drug users: a review of the literature

This report seeks to review research and evaluation evidence with qualitative consultations to elicit views and experiences of service providers and users. It sseks to identify key principles and elements of effective practice possibly leading to models of service The approach adopts current work on treatment services and support for the families and carers of drug users follows this model.

Original report on Scottish Government website.

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Carers (Equal Opportunities) Bill [as amended in standing committee C]

This Bill is to make provision about employment of carers and the duty to inform carers of the right to assessment, and to place duties on local authorities and health bodies to achieve this.

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The autism strategy and action plan: summary of public consultation feedback, findings and impact report

This Strategy (2013 – 2020) and Action Plan (2013 – 2016) sets out the Northern Ireland Executive’s commitment to improving services and support for people with autism in Northern Ireland. It has been prepared as a result of the Autism Act (Northern Ireland) 2011, which required the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) to lead on the development and implementation of a cross departmental Autism Strategy.

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Caring together: the carers strategy for Scotland 2010-2015

The Scottish Government and COSLA are determined to ensure that carers are supported to manage their caring responsibilities with confidence and in good health, and to have a life of their own outside of caring. We are pleased to have worked together with a range of interests, including Health Boards, the national carer organisations and carers in developing this strategy. It will build on the support already in place and take forward the recommendations of the landmark report, Care 21: The Future of Unpaid Care in Scotland.

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Overarching report of findings from the adult autism strategy consultation activities

The Department of Health carried out a consultation process on the future strategy for adults with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) which closed on 15 September 2009. Over 1,100 responses were received, including from people with ASC, families and carers, voluntary sector organisations and health and social care bodies. This document is a summary of the findings from the consultation, setting out the approach taken, and the key themes and priority actions identified by respondents

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Statutory guidance to accompany the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013

Statutory guidance on social care assessment for adults, children, young carers and adult carers in Scotland which explains who those duties are affected by the introduction of the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013. It provides guidance on each stage of the person's pathway through support, including: the provision of information, support and advocacy; assessment and eligibility criteria; the duty to provide choice; support planning; and the role of the NHS and combined budgets.

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Developing a strategy and action plan to promote equality and human rights: stakeholder consultation workshop outcome report: 29 November 2005

A society emerging from conflict, such as Northern Ireland, has an opportunity to tackle the full spectrum of discriminations affecting the society. The rights of citizens, the needs of carers and inequalities emerging from the history of conflict, are catered for. Access problems to health and social care services are still being experienced by hard to reach sections of our communities and health inequalities still persist. The strategy aims to change this consulting on  disabled peoples’ access to health and social care services, and the development of better quality services.

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Co-ordinated, integrated and fit for purpose: a delivery framework for adult rehabilitation in Scotland

The Delivery Framework for Adult Rehabilitation in Scotland reflects the importance of rehabilitation in health and social care and recognises people’s potential to overcome barriers to independent living. The framework focuses on three key groups: older people, adults with long-term conditions and people returning from work absence and/or wishing to stay in employment, and aims to maximise individuals’ participation in their communities and improve quality of life for them, their family and carers.

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Personalised health and care 2020: using data and technology to transform outcomes for patients and citizens: a framework for action

A framework developed aimed to support staff, patients and citizens to make better use of data and technology and use it to transform outcomes for patients and carers. The framework considers what progress the health and care system has already made and what can be learnt from other industries and the wider economy.

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Together for mental health: delivery plan: 2016-19

Sets out the actions required to implement the Welsh Government’s strategy to improve mental well-being of all residents in Wales, during the period 2016-19. It is second of three plans to implement the 10 year strategy. The plan also reflects changes following the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and the principles of Prudent Health and Care, providing a greater emphasis on prevention, integration and long term sustainability. The plan covers 11 priority areas.

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