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Family Matters: Counting Families In

This report seeks to highlight the perspectives of family carers within the development of a national strategy for people with learning disabilities. The report represents a synthesis of a broad range of views, collected through consultation workshops, correspondence, conversations with family carers, and a review of the relevant  literature. 

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 17:51

Re-visioning social work education: an independent review

Norman Lamb, Minister of State for Care and Support at the Department of Health invited the Chair of Skills for Care to undertake this Independent Review, in the context of the changes to social work practice brought about by the Social Work Task Force and Social Work Reform Board, and their own recommendations for social work education.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:24

Global action against dementia: G8 Dementia Summit communique

The G8 Health Ministers met at the G8 Dementia Summit in London on 11 December 2013 to discuss how to shape an effective international response to dementia. They note the socio-economic impact of dementia globally, and that costs are expected to increase significantly if therapies to prevent dementia and improve care and treatment are not developed and implemented. This communique concerns issues relating to research and innovation; leadership, cross-sector partnerships and knowledge translation; supporting people affected by dementia and their carers; and reducing stigma and fear.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:24

Carers in DH what makes a difference

In 2009, HR commissioned two pieces of research on employees with caring responsibilities. The first focused on the external picture - the legislation, good practice, and exemplar employers. The second garnered the views of interested parties in DH; namely, carers, line managers and staff networks. The outcomes from the external review are available on the Carers page on Delphi, together with a specific policy for carers, based on the themes drawn from both pieces of research.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21

Global action against dementia: G8 Dementia Summit declaration

The G8 Health Ministers met at the G8 Dementia Summit in London on 11 December 2013 to discuss how to shape an effective international response to dementia. They note the socio-economic impact of dementia globally, and therefore call for greater innovation to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers, while reducing emotional and financial burden.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:17

Dementia Awareness Campaign

The website of a national campaign to improve public understanding of dementia. The campaign will run throughout March 2010 though TV, radio, press and online advertising feature real-people with dementia. The adverts target 40-60 year olds, and encourage people to find out about the many simple ways to help someone living with dementia. The campaign is part of measures to implement the National Dementia Strategy.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:17

Who cares? Information and support for the carers of people with dementia

This booklet for carers gives information about dementia, caring for someone with dementia and the help available to carers. Original edition researched and written by Maggie Jee and Liz Reason.  This edition has been developed with the valuable assistance of Help the Aged, Age Concern (England), the Alzheimer's Society, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, Dementia Voice and the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. Please note that there may be changes in the benefits system and in social services after publication of this booklet, so you are advised to check benefits and services issues w

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11

How the government is supporting carers

Norman Lamb, Minister of State for Care and Support, writes about the contribution of carers and new funding for projects to support carers. [DH website abstract].

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10

Government response to the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities

The Department of Health (DH) established and funded the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities from April 2010 to March 2013 in response to a recommendation in 'Healthcare for all, report of the Independent Inquiry into access to healthcare for people with learning disabilities' (July 2008). The findings show that people with learning disabilities continue to have poor experience and outcomes compared to people without learning disabilities.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10

How can we improve support for carers?

Seeks views on a new strategy for carers that will set out how more can be done to support them:

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09