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A quality strategy for social care

Consultation document setting out the Government's quality strategy for social services, focusing on what users want and on joint working with health and other services. Section one outlines the modernisation proposals.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:08

Personalised health and care 2020: work stream 2.2 roadmap: give care professional and carer access to all the data they need

Sets out a roadmap for the implementation of the Personalised Health and Care 2020 strategy, focusing on access to comprehensive data on outcomes and value of services. The document sets out a vision for the data needed by the NHS and social care, as developed through an initial round of engagement with a selection of arms-length bodies. It identifies potential data areas covering the whole of health and social care including, for instance, adult social care, child and adolescent mental health services, children, and mental health.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:08

Co-production and participation: paying people who receive benefits

This updated briefing looks at benefit changes that can make it easier for service users and carers to get involved in paid participation for social care consultations and events. It includes details of changes to simplify the process secured through legislation in 2009 and further legislative changes in 2013 and 2014.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:08

Rapidly declining early-onset dementia: living at home with nursing support

In this video we meet Jim and Janet Swift, both keen travellers until Janet was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 58. Jim’s account of their experience illustrates the widespread effect of a very rapid deterioration, and explores the sense of loss and loneliness that can be part of the caring role. His account also highlights the need for skilled, experienced support for carers – in this case provided by an Admiral Nurse – together with access to regular breaks from the caring role.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:08

Electronic tagging of people with dementia who wander

Once again the issue of using electronic tagging to safeguard older people who wander has attracted media attention. It is tempting to see the arguments as simply two sided—one side stressing the need to ensure safety and the other waving the banners of civil liberties and human rights. We think that this is not simply a factual matter but one that touches important values to do with respect for people. The correct position, therefore, is to face the complex dilemma.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:08

A preliminary typology of caregivers and effects on service utilization of caregiver counseling

Objectives: Caregivers (CGs) of older adults have unique and diverse needs for intervention. The present studies describe the characteristics of CGs and caregiving situations and how these relate to CG therapy utilization patterns in a community mental health setting.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:08

Matter of discourse

Caregiving within families is often complex and can be fraught with relationship difficulties. Paying attention to the way people speak about care, relationships and difficulties can shed light on how practitioners can fruitfully work with caregivers and care-receivers. Looks at how a sound understanding of language through discourse analysis can help social workers in their practice.

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