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Messages for integration from working with carers

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of carers as coordinators of care in their own right. It outlines how statutory and voluntary agencies can work together to support carers in this role, yet also help them work towards personal outcomes to sustain their own quality of life. It also proposes that approaches to working with carers can reveal lessons for integration.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

Informal carers’ experience of caring for stroke survivors

Background.  Stroke is the third most common cause of death in industrialized countries and a major cause of adult disability. However, the burden of caring for stroke survivors usually rests with family members who have neither chosen nor volunteered for the role of ‘carer’.

Aims.  This paper reports on a study which aimed to describe the experience of caring for a stroke survivor at one year after stroke in Scotland.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:17

Issues of power in service user and carer involvement: partnership, processes and outcomes

Our experience of partnership working on a Scottish project on service user and carer involvement in social work education has been a deeply politicising one. First-hand encounters with power enacted at various sites of service user and carer involvement across national, institutional and local university levels have demonstrated to us that 'partnership working that pushes at the orthodox structures of power is difficult' (Barnes et al., 2006, p. 434).

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:17

The effect of free personal care for the elderly on informal caregiving

Population forecasters have predicted that the proportion of people in the UK aged 65 years and older will rise significantly in coming decades. This shift in demographics will put increasing pressure on the National Health Service and providers of social care. However, older people do not rely only on care provided by the state; informal care of the elderly is often supplied by family and friends. Therefore, the relationship between formal and informal care and the reaction of informal carers to institutional changes is an important policy issue.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Free Personal Care for Older People in Scotland: Issues and Implications

Drawing on recent quantitative and qualitative research, we consider lessons of the Scottish policy of free personal care for older people. The policy is embedded in political debates about devolution and interacts with various changing policies on care and support for older people. Evaluation is complicated by these interactions and by gaps in relevant data, especially concerning costs. Operationally, policy implementation has presented varying difficulties for local authorities.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Evaluating the effectiveness of service user and carer involvement in post qualifying mental health social work education in Scotland : challenges and opportunities

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of user and carer involvement in a new one‐year postgraduate certificate course for Mental Health Officers (MHOs) in Scotland, covering the first year of its delivery (2009‐2010).

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Weekly Debates Scotland

This publication provides an overview of debates and reports on education, services for children and training in Scotland tabled in the House of Commons and House of Lords for the period March 3 to 7, 2014. Member of Parliament Linda Fabiani questions Minister for Youth Employment Angela Constance on various issues including the publication of the guidance on the administration of education maintenance allowance and the care.fair.share campaign for young carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Literature review of identification, needs assessment and service provision for young carers and their families

The Scottish Executive commissioned this literature review. The overall aim was to provide a comprehensive summary of existing knowledge of how young carers are identified and how their needs are assessed and met. Therefore the review largely concentrated on the interaction between young carers and their families on the one hand and service agencies on the other. Understanding the needs of young carers was an important context for the review, but was not the primary focus.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

The development of a screening tool to identify carers in a general practice by a large-scale mailed survey: the experience in one Scottish general practice

Aims and objectives.  To determine the feasibility of a screening tool to identify carers in a general practice.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Stroke: an exploration of the experience of informal caregiving

OBJECTIVE: To explore the experience of caregiving in informal carers of stroke patients.

DESIGN: The research approach was qualitative. Data were collected one year after the stroke occurred using a semi-structured interview. The audio-taped interviews were transcribed and following this process were analysed thematically using constant comparative procedures.

SETTING: West of Scotland.

SUBJECTS: Twenty-two informal carers of stroke patients.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12