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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

'Listen to what I'm saying': person centred care and the single assessment process

Person centred care means listening to people to find out what is most important to them and without making assumptions. Care is holistic, and centres on the whole person: who they are, their life before, and how they currently feel. The emphasis is on what the person can, rather than cannot do. This video shows health and social care professionals working directly with individuals and their carers. There are no actors, and no prepared scripts. The film shows what a difference a person centred approach makes to individuals with many/complex needs.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Alexander technique

Reports on how Durham's Carer development manager was able to improve the authorities relationships with carers groups.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Improving dementia services in England: an interim report

The National Dementia Strategy, launched on 3 February 2009, aims to transform the quality of dementia care in England. It sets out initiatives designed to make the lives of people with dementia, their carers and families better and more fulfilled. It aims to do this by increasing awareness of dementia, ensuring early diagnosis and intervention and radically improving the quality of care that people with the condition receive. This interim report into the implementation of the Strategy identified three risk areas where action is urgently needed.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

Social work education case study: Kingston University and St George's University London

Service users, carers and academics describe participation in the social work degree at Kingston University and St George's University London. It looks at the different ways that users and carers are involved in the course, including teaching, role-playing activities, marking students' work and the selection process for students applying to on the course. It also looks at the importance of the university providing appropriate training and support, the benefits students get from contact with users and carers and what users and carers gain from the experience.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

A terminal diagnosis: the carers' perspective

This qualitative study explored the views of spouse carers in relation to the emotional impact of caring for a partner with a chronic or terminal illness. The study population consisted of nine full-time spouse carers, recruited using a snowball sampling strategy.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

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

What do carers of people with psychosis need from mental health services? Exploring the views of carers, service users and professionals

The literature on carer burden, needs and interventions developed to address care needs of those caring for people with psychosis are reviewed. The findings of a study which explored the views and experiences of carers, service users and professionals with regard to what carers of people with psychosis need from mental health services are then reported.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

Dysphagia: the challenge of managing eating and drinking difficulties in children and adults who have learning disabilities

This review explores some of the key issues relevant to children and adults who have dysphagia, or eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties, and a learning disability. It explores the methods for attempting to identify this area of difficulty effectively, and reflects on some of the other issues that may affect management, such as carer support and training and use of appropriate communication strategies to support and enable participation from the client with learning disability.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

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