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Palliative care: fourth report of session 2003-04; volume 1; report together with formal minutes

Currently, around 56% of people die in hospital, 20% at home, 20% in nursing or residential homes and 4% in hospices. Yet surveys suggest that the majority of people would prefer to be supported to die in their own homes. We note the recent economic analysis which Marie Curie has produced of the potential cost benefits arising from a shift towards more patients dying at home and recommend that the Department assesses this carefully.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Social care: third report of session 2009-10: volume 2: oral and written evidence

The social care system is widely seen as failing and it has long been clear that fundamental and lasting reform is necessary.  Reform is made all the more urgent as an ageing population will mean rising demand for care and support. Projected changes in demographics, availability of support from carers, unit costs of care and other factors indicate that social care in its current form will struggle to meet people's needs. Longer life need not mean more time spent in ill health. Improving public health and developing interventions for long-term conditions could pay major dividends.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Improving dementia services in England: an interim report

The National Dementia Strategy, launched on 3 February 2009, aims to transform the quality of dementia care in England. It sets out initiatives designed to make the lives of people with dementia, their carers and families better and more fulfilled. It aims to do this by increasing awareness of dementia, ensuring early diagnosis and intervention and radically improving the quality of care that people with the condition receive. This interim report into the implementation of the Strategy identified three risk areas where action is urgently needed.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

The Disability and Carers Service: oral evidence: Wednesday 19 October 2005: Mr Terry Moran and Ms Vivien Hopkin

Disability and Carers Service (DCS) is part of the Department for Work and Pensions. DCS helps disabled people and carers to lead independent lives by administering and delivering, disability benefits, providing advice on benefits, and supporting the Government's commitment to increasing the inclusion of disabled people in society.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

Making change happen: the government's annual report on learning disability 2003

This report is the Government's Annual Report to Parliament which gives our reply to the Learning Disability Task Force report 'Making Things Happen'. Reports on the work that has been done since the White Paper 'Valuing People:A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century' launched in March 2001.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21

A life like any other? Human rights of adults with learning disabilities: seventh report of session 2007-08: volume 2: oral and written evidence (HL 40-ii; HC 73-ii)

The evidence to the Joint Select Committee on Human Rights paints an often harrowing picture of neglect, abuse and the denial of fundamental human rights to adults living with learning disabilities in the UK. Evidence received by the Committee reveals that people with learning disabilities are more vulnerable to abuse and are less likely to understand their fundamental human rights, including to be treated with dignity and respect by public authorities.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21

Carers (Equal Opportunities) Bill [as amended in standing committee C]

This Bill is to make provision about employment of carers and the duty to inform carers of the right to assessment, and to place duties on local authorities and health bodies to achieve this.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

Social Services, England: The Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Act (Qualifying Services) (England) Regulations 2003

The qualifying services prescribed for the purposes of section 15(1) of the Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Act 2003 are intermediate care and community equipment (aids and minor adaptations) services.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

Government response to the House of Commons Health Committee Report on Social Care (Fourteenth Report of Session 2010-12)

On 8 February 2012, the House of Commons Health Committee published Social Care: Fourteenth Report of Session 2010–12 (HC 1583–II). The report followed an inquiry by the Health Committee on transforming care and support. This accompanying document to the Care and Support White Paper responds to each recommendation and conclusion of the Committees report. These are grouped by theme, setting out the actions being taken forward. Main themes covered are Integration; the Dilnot Commission; Quality; Personalisation; and Supporting Carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

Valuing people: a New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century; a White Paper presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Health by command of Her Majesty March 2001

Describes the government's strategy for improving the life chances of people with learning disabilities. Covers issues such as improving service provision for children with learning disabilities; improving choice and control for people with learning disabilities; supporting carers; improving health care for people with learning disabilities; providing housing, employment and fulfilling lives; and assuring quality in services.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

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