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The meaning of care: The social construction of care for elderly people by Bernard Weicht

Weicht’s latest book represents a profound reflection on informal care for elderly people from a social-constructivist perspective – a reflection that also provides a thorough account of gendered practices, power relations and contextual constraints in how care norms, practices and relationships are discursively constructed. 

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 14:50

The chronic sorrow experiences of caregivers of clients with schizophrenia in Taiwan: A phenomenological study

Purpose :The aim of the article is to explore the chronic sorrow experiences of the caregivers of clients with schizophrenia in Taiwan. Design and Methods: Descriptive, phenomenological, and purposive sampling and one‐to‐one, in‐depth, and unstructured interviews were used. Data saturation was achieved after interviewing 12 participants. Narratives were analyzed using Colaizzi's (1978) method.

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 17:14

Supporting carers: Guidance and case studies

Councils in England receive 1.8 million new requests for adult social care a year – the equivalent of nearly 5,000 a day – and despite some helpful extra funding there is still a £3.5 billion funding gap facing adult social care by 2025 just to maintain existing standards of care. Despite these tremendous pressures this publication demonstrates current examples of how councils support adult and young carers locally in a range of different ways from respite breaks to discount cards to tailored information and advice.

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Wed, 01/30/2019 - 18:45

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

Joint declaration on post-diagnostic dementia care and support

A shared approach to improving the care and support for people with dementia, their families and carers receive following a diagnosis. The declaration sets out: a shared commitment to joint action across government, health, social care, the third sector and all other relevant partners; the ambition to deliver better quality post-diagnostic care; and the need to deliver integrated and effective services that meet the needs of people with dementia and their families and carers.

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

New deal for carers: Employment Task Force report

The vast majority of working age carers are in paid work or would like to work, either now or at some point in the future. There are 4.3 million working age carers in Great Britain. Two-thirds already combine paid work and care. Over half (55%) of those who are not working say they want to do so (CES Study1). But while carers would like the opportunity to continue in paid work, caring obligations can often make this impossible.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:24

The keys to life: improving quality of life for people with learning disabilities

The same as you?’ (2000) was the original 10-year programme designed to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities in Scotland. It was highly successful in shifting the balance of care to support more people to live in the community. This new 10-year strategy sets out a vision for improved partnership working to deliver better outcomes for people with learning disabilities, and their families and carers. It has more than 50 recommendations, most of which are aimed at health.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:24

A summary of changes to direct payments

In November 2009 important changes to the Direct Payments scheme were introduced. New regulations extend the scheme to people who lack the capacity to consent, and to people with mental health problems who are subject to mental health and certain criminal justice legislation. Guidance for councils on direct payments has been updated to reflect these changes. This leaflet sets out these changes and explains where to find more information.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:24

Adult social care: consultation analysis

This document analyses the responses received to the Law Commission’s consultation paper, Adult Social Care, published on 24 February 2010. The consultation paper set out 57 provisional proposals and 25 consultation questions on reforming the legal framework for adult social care. The overall aim of the reform is to provide a clearer, modern and more cohesive legal framework for adult social care.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:24

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