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Consultation on guidance on 'finding a shared vision of how people's mental health problems should be understood'

The Care Services Improvement Partnership (CSIP) has developed draft guidance for consultation on ‘Finding a shared vision of how people’s mental health problems should be understood’.  The guidance is aimed at everyone concerned with the development and delivery of services including people that use services and their carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09

Amendment to paragraph 119 of the guidance on direct payments 2009

The instrument amends regulations 9 and 10 of the Community Care, Services for Carers and Children’s Services (Direct Payments) (England) Regulations 2009 to lift the requirement on local authorities to carry out a financial assessment when determining what amount is reasonably practicable for the direct payment recipient to pay towards securing the provision of residential accommodation.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09

Better care, higher standards: a charter for long-term care

Aims to provide standards for long term care in South Tyneside, covering issues such as provision of information, assessment and care planning, housing, independence, health care, benefits and complaints procedures.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09

Caring for our future: reforming care and support: impact assessments summary document

Summarises the four Impact Assessments that analyse the impact, costs and benefits of implementing the policies set out in the care and support White Paper 'Caring for our Future: reforming care and support' and the draft 'Care and Support Bill'. This includes assessment of the Reform of the social care law and the analysis of its impact on local authorities and care users. The Impact Assessments at Annexes B to D cover the specific policies set out in the White Paper.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09

Making the CPA work for you

The DoH have released this document following their review of the CPA. The booklet is a guide for service users and cares on the Care Programme Approach.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09

Caring for our future: summary of responses

To gather a range of perspectives on care and support and help identify priorities for the 'Caring for our future' White paper the government held an engagement exercise from September to December 2011. This included discussions with people who use care and support services, carers, local councils, care providers, and the voluntary sector.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09

Our commitment to you for end of life care: the Government response to the Review of Choice in End of Life Care

Government response to an independent review of choice in end of life care which sets out a national commitment to ensure that all people to have high quality, personalised end of life care built around their needs and preferences. It outlines six commitments to end variation in end of life care across the health system by 2020.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09

Valuing people now: a new three-year strategy for people with learning disabilities

Valuing people now sets out the Government's strategy for people with learning disabilities for the next three years following consultation. It also responds to the main recommendations in Healthcare for All, the independent inquiry into access to healthcare for people with learning disabilities.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09

Equal access? A practical guide for the NHS: creating a single equality scheme that includes improving access for people with learning disabilities

A person with learning disabilities may need extra consideration and support from the NHS, as a patient, visitor or employee. Adapting information, communication and other aspects of care for them will help ensure services are also friendly to anyone who has difficulties with written or spoken English. This is a guide to support the NHS to include people with learning disabilities in their equality schemes, with practical examples of reasonable adjustments to achieve equality of access.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09