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The £20 billion question: an inquiry into improving lives through cost-effective dementia services

The facts about the growing number of people with dementia in the UK and the associated costs are firmly established. It is well known that dementia is a significant and growing driver of demand for health and social care. The cost of dementia in the UK in 2010 was estimated to be £20 billion and this is expected to grow to over £27 billion by 2018. It is also clear that health and social care budgets are under extreme pressure and there is an urgent need to improve the cost-effectiveness of services.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

A practical guide for disabled people or carers: where to find information, services and equipment

Guide giving information about services for disabled people available from government departments and agencies, the NHS, local government, and voluntary organisations. Covers every need, including housing, money, opportunities for holidays and leisure, and many more. Includes phone numbers, publications and a list of organisations.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Housing and support options for people with learning disabilities: draft

The guide is to help Partnership Boards write plans on ‘housing and support’. Partnership Boards have to write these plans by winter 2002/3. This guide has ideas to help them do this well. The ‘housing and support plans’ will give people with learning disabilities more choice about: where they live.who they live with.and who gives them support. Some of the different types of housing and support the guide talks about are: supported living, living in small ordinary houses, village communities,and living with family and relatives.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Social care: fourteenth report of session 2010-12: volume 1: report, together with formal minutes

The report and formal minutes of the Health Committee inquiry into the issues facing the future of social care. The report also makes recommendations to Government in advance of its White Paper on social care and update on funding. It discusses how a fully integrated system could be achieved with more efficient use of resources and the improved outcomes that it could deliver.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000: code of practice for continuing and welfare attorneys

The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 was introduced to protect individuals with incapacity and to support their families and carers in managing and safeguarding the individuals’ welfare and finances. The Executive commissioned a two-year project to monitor how the Act was working. The results were positive, but showed that some changes could be made to streamline procedures and enable more adults and their carers to benefit from the Act.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Carers at the heart of 21st-century families and communities

This strategy sets the government agenda for supporting carers over the next 10 years ranging across the span of government’s responsibilities. Short-term changes are to be implemented over the next three years, and longer-term priorities are identified for the next 10 years. The strategy addresses breaks, personalisation of services, income, information and advice, the workplace, training for the workforce, access to employment, emotional support, the health of carers and the specific needs of young carers. .

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act: assessing and meeting needs

Information leaflet which summarises key points relation to the assessment and meeting care and support needs by local authorities under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act. The leaflet covers assessing an individua'l's needs when the individual is a child or a carer; whether it is possible for a person can refuse a needs assessment; what happens after an assessment; and what to do if an individual does not have 'eligible needs'.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

Adult social care: summary of final report

Adult social care refers to the responsibilities of local social services authorities towards adults who need extra support. The legal framework for the provision of adult social care services dates back to 1948, and consists of a complex and confusing patchwork of legislation. A project to reform legal framework of adult social care law in order to address inconsistencies was announced in June 2008. This document summarises the main recommendations from the final report.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

Direct payments guidance: Community Care, Services for Carers and Children's Services (Direct Payments (Wales) Guidance 2011

Guidance to help local authority social services in making, managing and administering direct payments. The guidance applies to children's adults' services and services for carers. It explains how direct payments schemes should be developed locally, how issues of consent, capacity and ability to manage should be approached, and how direct payments should be used. It sets out specific delivery issues, including: choice and risk; health and safety; close relatives; direct payments recipients as employers; and Criminal Record Checks.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

The carers strategy for Wales 2013

This strategy sets out the key actions the Welsh Government intends to take for the remainder of this Assembly Term, up to 2016. It provides a framework for agencies to work together to deliver services and support to carers. Five priority areas are explained: health and social care; identification, information and consultation; young carers and young adult carers; support and a life outside of the caring role; and carers and employment. The strategy contains 18 key actions, which will form the basis of a report to be published by the end of 2013.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

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