Is resilience still a useful concept when working with children and young people? CFCA

CFCA Paper No. 2 reviews some of the complexities and issues surrounding the concept of resilience in order to ascertain its usefulness for practitioners working with children.

The paper offers a brief history of the research as well as an investigation of how resilience is defined, measured and used in practice.

The key messages of . . . → Read More: Is resilience still a useful concept when working with children and young people? CFCA

Desire among users to influence local services – watchdog report (UK)

INTRODUCTION – Extract

Much of what has been written on the opportunities and challenges of implementing the ‘big society’ has been from the perspective of local authority providers or community development organisations. This new research gives voice to the regular users of services, investigating their attitudes towards greater localism and the appetite for greater participation . . . → Read More: Desire among users to influence local services – watchdog report (UK)

Tackling fuel poverty – call for improved advice (UK)

EXECUITVE SUMMARY – Extract

In the year 2000, the government set a target to end fuel poverty by 2016. Since that time, rising fuel prices have largely undone the progress made through energy-efficiency improvements. There is a pressing need to tackle cold, unhealthy homes. In this report, the Energy Saving Trust announces a refocusing of . . . → Read More: Tackling fuel poverty – call for improved advice (UK)

Why employers do not train (UK)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract

A significant proportion of jobs in England1 offer little or no training of substance and few opportunities for staff to develop or utilise their skills. Many firms in other northern European countries train more, and to a higher standard, than comparable British firms and sectors, and as a result many jobs . . . → Read More: Why employers do not train (UK)

Demographic change in Europe – exploiting potential of female, older, and young employees

INTRODUCTION – Extract

Demographic change is a widely debated topic, not just in the political arena but also increasingly within the corporate sector. The European population is both shrinking and ageing, with the number of people older than 50 years growing steadily, while younger age groups decrease. The ageing European societies face a shrinking workforce . . . → Read More: Demographic change in Europe – exploiting potential of female, older, and young employees

Promoting social inclusion of young people in Europe

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract

The aim of the present policy review is to focus on situation of some specific youth groups in the European youth policy context, such as the homeless or those at risk of homelessness, migrant, ethnic minority youth and those young people with public care backgrounds. More specifically, the objectives of the . . . → Read More: Promoting social inclusion of young people in Europe

Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? OECD

An eight-part study examined whether it was possible in developed economies to combine policies to reduce income inequality with those designed to promote economic growth. It suggested that there were ‘win-win’ policy options: raising human capital was key, various labour market reforms could help, and taxation could be made more equitable and growth-friendly. But there . . . → Read More: Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? OECD

People feel UK is unprepared for tackling dementia – Alzheimer’s Society (UK)

Three quarters of people in the UK feel that society is not geared up to deal with dementia according to a new report by Alzheimer’s Society.

Dementia 2012: A national challenge reflects the negative impact this is having on people with dementia. The report found that three in five (61 per cent) people diagnosed with . . . → Read More: People feel UK is unprepared for tackling dementia – Alzheimer’s Society (UK)

Dementia: An economic and fiscal disaster waiting to happen – Alzheimer’s Australia

EXTRACT

For the first time, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) have urged governments worldwide to make dementia a national public and social care priority.

The new report by the WHO and ADI ‘Dementia: A public health priority’ finds that the predicted trebling of the prevalence of dementia from 35 million . . . → Read More: Dementia: An economic and fiscal disaster waiting to happen – Alzheimer’s Australia

Follow BroCAP on Twitter

Welcome to BroCAP

BroCAP posts the latest information relevant to the Brotherhood's research, policy and service agendas from sources including research bodies, government, academia and think tanks. To view posts by topic, click on one of the tabs above.

Disclaimer

Posts are for information purposes and do not constitute endorsement by the Brotherhood of St Laurence

Click on a date to search archive

April 2012
M T W T F S S
« Mar   May »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30