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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

Delivering Training to Carers. A practical guide based on finding from the National Evaluation of the Caring with Confidence Programme

This practical guide for organisations seeking to deliver training programmes to carers has been developed using learning from the National Evaluation of the Caring with Confidence (CwC) programme1 . The CwC programme ran from 2008 to 2010 and involved a large number of organisations in the UK delivering a seven-module training course to carers in their localities.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:24

The impact of the quality of relationship on the experiences and wellbeing of caregivers of people with dementia: A systematic review

Background: Relatively little attention has been given to the effects of caregiving context on the experience of family members providing care for a person with dementia. This review aims to examine the impact of caregiving on the quality of the relationship between caregiver and care-recipient and the impact of the quality of the relationship between the caregiver and care-recipient on the caregiver's and care-recipient's wellbeing.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

How to support staff who are carers

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Carers, employment and services: Time for a new social contract?

CES Report No. 6, which should be read in conjunction with the other CES reports, presents a summary of the main findings from the CES study about carers in England, Scotland and Wales. The report highlights the implications of the study findings for the future public policy agenda on carers of working age, setting out the rationale for developing better support for this group of carers at both local and national levels.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Meditation-based interventions for family caregivers of people with dementia: a review of the empirical literature

Objectives: Providing care for a family member with dementia is associated with increased risk of adverse mental health sequelae. Recently, interventions utilising meditation-based techniques have been developed with the aim of reducing psychological distress among dementia caregivers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Informal home care and labor-force participation of household members.

In Germany, informal home care is preferred to professional care services in the public discussion as well as in legal care regulations. However, only minor importance is ascribed to the opportunity costs caregivers face. Therefore, this article explores the influence home care has on the labor supply of caregivers who cohabitate with the care recipient. I use data from the German Socio-Economic Panel from 2001 to 2007, which allows researchers to merge the characteristics of both groups for the first time. Owing to diverging gender roles, I examine female and male caregivers separately.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Carers' experience of providing care for people with long term conditions

Background to the Project The Department of Health commissioned a brief scoping study be carried out in order amass evidence concerning people with long term conditions’ use of health and social care services. This report covers a related study that examined literature containing evidence on informal carer’s experiences of providing care to people within the target groups.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Caring Relationships Over Time

Following a competitive bid, the Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) was commissioned by the Department of Health to carry out research on Caring relationships over time: predicting outcomes for carers. This was one of 13 linked studies which formed part of a research initiative on OUTCOMES OF SOCIAL CARE FOR ADULTS (OSCA). The project commenced in September 1997 with a proposed duration of 22 months. In the event additional funding was obtained for a further six months to explore issues identified in the main stage; the project formally closed in July 2000.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

Using experience-based co-design (EBCD) to enhance support for carers in the chemotherapy outpatient setting

Developments in diagnostics and treatment  have contributed to increasing numbers of people becoming long term cancer survivors. However, these improvements are not always reflected in better patient experience...

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

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