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Choosing to volunteer

Choosing to volunteer

5th Dec 2011 at 19:07

Ofsted carried out a survey of what works best in engaging young people in volunteering within schools, colleges and in the community. The report finds that by involving young people with their communities, volunteering can provide alternative opportunities for young people to achieve their goals and develop a better sense of civic duty and responsibility.

Tags: Friends, Relationships & Community, Guide

Turning young lives around

Turning young lives around

30th Nov 2011 at 13:00

Turning young lives around: How health and justice services can respond to children with mental health problems and learning disabilities who offend

This briefing paper seeks to encourage effective joint working between Health and Wellbeing Boards and youth justice services, in particular, to ensure that local strategies reflect the needs of children and young people who offend, especially those with mental health problems and learning disabilities. It outlines a practical action agenda and provides examples of good practice to help turn these young lives around

Tags: Good Health

Help and Connect

Help and Connect

30th Jun 2011 at 16:41

A discussion paper from the Centre for Welfare Reform published in association with Paradigm on a new form of community-brokerage - Help and Connect - a model which is being piloted by Skills for People in Newcastle.
Employment - what we have learned

Employment - what we have learned

25th Apr 2011 at 18:14

This article summarises work done under Valuing People Now to improve employment prospects and outcomes for people with learning disabilities in England. It summarises the barriers to this and explains how understanding these barriers has helped to unlock solutions and new approaches.

Tags: Employment, Learning Example

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