Social services and S Guide - Resources and Review

An independent national organisation specialising in the personal social services. Information about the Institute's package of support resources and services including a news section, research database, current and back issues of the NISW newsletter, full text of NISW briefings, and links to other national and international care resources.
Overview and explanation of Service First, a UK government programme which aims to improve public services, and the use of Charter Marks. Topics include quality networks, services to elderly people, national charters, schools, and Whitehall standards.
Set of links to selected, evaluated and annotated Internet resources relevant to social welfare.
A code of practice for residential and nursing home care. Includes principles of good practice, assessment prior to care, life in the home, management, administration and legal issues.
Information about a student telephone helpline operating within the majority of UK universities and colleges. Explains that sympathetic listeners are available to offer advice on a range of student problems, to provide details of referral agencies dealing with issues such as abortion, cross
dressing, debt, and exam stress, and to give local addresses of doctors and dentists, transport timetables, course details, and exam timetables.
National organisation offering articles covering social policy issues including social security, housing, employment, immigration, discrimination and health. Details are given on how to become a volunteer or get advice and a bureaux directory is provided.
Aims to maintain and enhance the quality of learning, and increase the effectiveness of teaching, through the application of appropriate learning technologies. Provides a directory of social work resources in addiction, homelessness, ethnicity, disability, children, and mental health among other topics.
Resource relating to the study of social policy, with information about welfare, political issues, social need, and associated services. A bibliography of reading material for students is provided for each area.
Set of links to selected, evaluated and annotated Internet resources relevant to social services.
Also known as The National Council on Ageing, Age Concern aims to improve the quality of life for the UK's growing population of elderly people. Indexes to statistics, projects, news, fundraising and grant information are provided.
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