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Living well with long-term conditions: report of the Open Space events held in Glasgow, Tuesday 13 February 2007 and Aberdeen, Thursday 15 March 2007

The Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland (LTCAS) was established in 2006 to bring together hundreds of voluntary and community organisations across Scotland in order to give a national voice to ensure the interests and needs of people living with long-term conditions are heard and addressed. The events held in Glasgow on 13 February 2007 and in Aberdeen on 15 March 2077 are described.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11

NHS carer information strategies: minimum requirements and guidance on implementation

This Health Department Letter (HDL) relates to the preparation and submission by Health Boards of NHS Carer Information Strategies for carers who may have rights under section 12AA of the 1968 Act and/or section 24 of the 1995 Act.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11

Nursing people with cancer in Scotland: a framework

This document is intended to compliment the Cancer Plan by focusing on patient/public needs in relation to cancer; emphasising the nursing contribution to the care of people with cancer and their carers; and recognising nurses' development needs in caring for people with cancer.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11

Delivering for health: delivering for mental health national standards for crisis services

Standards for crisis response and resolution services to reduce hospital admissions and repeat admissions are presented. The standards cover access and availability, planning and delivering support, promoting equality and respecting diversity, resolution and discharge, service user involvement, supporting and involving carers, training and workforce development, and working with communities.

Original report (pdf) on the Scottish Government website.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10

Scottish community care statistics 2000

Statistics on service provision in Scotland to older people, people with learning disabilities, people with mental health problems, disabled people, carers and other users. Provides figures on domiciliary care, day care , residential care, private nursing homes, hospitals and special needs housing for each user group.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10

Delivering for health: delivering for mental health: establishing acute inpatient forums and improving care

This report supports and informs the Mental Health Delivery Plan and Delivering for Mental Health. There is a strong focus on acute inpatient care, together with attention and action needed in the community and primary care, with service users and carers around early intervention, better management and treatment. The report covers what good inpatient care should look like and how to achieve it, levers and opportunities for change, and leadership, membership and reporting systems.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09

Scottish Executive response to Care 21 Report: the future of unpaid care in Scotland

The Executive commissioned this report in recognition of the contribution which unpaid carers make to the provision and quality of care in Scotland. Unpaid care is likely to grow in importance as people live longer and receive more care at home. The study was commissioned to help the Executive  consider the main factors which need to shape the development and funding of services so that they can best support the contribution of unpaid carers over the next 10 years.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09

Scottish Executive's response to the report of the joint future group

This document sets out how the Scottish Executive responded to the Joint Working Groups recommendations to improve partnership working between agencies and to secure better outcomes for people who use services and their carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09

Statistics release: home care services, Scotland 2003

The purpose of this Statistics Release is to present the latest national figures for home care services provided or purchased by local authorities in Scotland. All local authorities in Scotland provide Home Care services which give people the support, practical help and personal care that they need to live as independently as possible in the community.

Original document (pdf) on Scottish Government website.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09

The same as you? A review of services for people with learning disabilities

This review began by looking at services, especially in social and healthcare, and their relationship with education, housing, employment and other areas. However, its focus changed to include people’s lifestyles. That is what matters. Services are there to support people in their daily lives. The Learning Disability Review has succeeded in involving many of those with an interest, especially those who use services and their carers, at different points in the journey. The focus of the report is consistent with existing policies on community care.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:08

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