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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

Life with two hats: part 1

Part 1 of a video by Viviana Fain-Binda for carers of people with dementia.  One carer talks about how she coped when her partner was diagnosed with dementia and how using a day care centre was able to support her.

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

Predictors and consequences of perceived lack of choice in becoming an informal caregiver

Objectives: Using data from a national sample of informal caregivers to older adults, we identify predictors of lack of choice and the consequences of lack of choice in taking on the caregiving role.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:24

A 10-year plan for quality living for people with disabilities and their carers

Background: The concerns of older carers of an adult with disabilities have been well documented. The sudden incapacity or death of the carer can result in a crisis response rather than a planned transition to a chosen sustainable alternative care arrangement for the person with disability. Building on previous ‘Futures Planning’ projects, the aim of this project was to enrich the lives of people with disabilities and their carers whilst ensuring that their wishes for the future are documented to provide security.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:24

Carers in the region: a profile of the West Midlands

The Carers in the Region profiles have been commissioned by the Department of Health to provide information about carers at the regional level for each of the 9 English regions. These profiles include data on the number and characteristics of carers in each region as well as information about carer health and well-being. This profile provides information covering the West Midlands region. In 2001 there were 556,689 carers in the West Midlands region, which is 11% of the region’s population.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:24

Carers in the region: a profile of the North West

The Carers in the Region profiles have been commissioned by the Department of Health to provide information about carers at the regional level for each of the 9 English regions. These profiles include data on the number and characteristics of carers in each region as well as information about carer health and well-being. This profile provides information covering the North West region. In 2001 there were 722,122 carers in the North West region, which is 11% of the region’s population.

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.

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