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People aged 65 and over: results of a study carried out on behalf of the Department of Health as part of the 2001 general household survey

This report presents an analysis of data collected from the General Household Survey (GHS) from April 2001 to March 2002 relating to people aged 65 and over. The General Household Survey (GHS) is a multi-purpose continuous survey carried out by the National Statistics, which collects information on a range of topics from people living in private households in Great Britain. The GHS provides a rich source of information about people aged 65 and over.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

A life like any other? Human rights of adults with learning disabilities: seventh report of session 2007-08: volume 1: report and formal minutes (HL 40-I; HC 73-i)

The report by the Joint Select Committee on Human Rights paints an often harrowing picture of neglect, abuse and the denial of fundamental human rights to adults living with learning disabilities in the UK. Evidence received by the Committee reveals that people with learning disabilities are more vulnerable to abuse and are less likely to understand their fundamental human rights, including to be treated with dignity and respect by public authorities.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:17

Legislative scrutiny: Care Bill: eleventh report of session 2013-14: report, together with formal minutes

The Care Bill was introduced into the House of Lords on 9 May 2013, received its Third Reading on 29 October 2013 and then proceeded to the House of Commons where it received its Second Reading on 16 December 2013. Commons’ Committee stage began on 9 January 2014 and is due to end on 4 February. This Report examines the most significant human rights issues in the Bill. 

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Mental Capacity Act 2005 code of practice: laid before Parliament in draft February 2007, pursuant to sections 42 and 43 of the Act

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 creates statutory provisions to empower and protect vulnerable people who lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions. Issued on 23 April 2007, the Code of Practice provides guidance on how the provisions of the Act will work on a daily basis for those caring for, or working with, people lacking mental capacity. The Code is important for professionals - such as doctors and social workers - but family, friends, and unpaid carers will also find it helpful.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Making change happen: the government's annual report on learning disability 2003; easy read version

This report is the Government's Annual Report to Parliament which gives our reply to the Learning Disability Task Force report 'Making Things Happen'. Reports on the work that has been done since the White Paper 'Valuing People:A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century' launched in March 2001.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Palliative care: fourth report of session 2003-04; volume 2; oral and written evidence

1.. As one of our witnesses observed, "we all die … 100% mortality is an immutable fact and it is not actually a sign of failure".[1] However, death remains the last taboo. Every year about 520,000 people die in England, around a quarter of whom access some form of palliative care. Many patients experience "severe symptoms" and "psychosocial problems" in their last months of life.[2]

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:14

Reforming the Mental Health Act: part II; high risk patients; presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Health and the Home Secretary by command of Her Majesty December 2000

White paper setting out detailed proposals to establish a new statutory framework to ensure that those with severe mental disorder get care and treatment to meet their needs and, secondly, that the public is protected from those who may, occasionally, pose a threat to their safety. The proposed changes will affect: local and health authorities; service providers in the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors; and people with mental disorders and their carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Improving services and support for people with dementia: sixth report of session 2007-08: report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence

Dementia is a term for a range of progressive, terminal organic brain diseases. Dementia affects over 560,000 people in England and costs some £14 billion a year. Parallels can be drawn between attitudes towards dementia now and cancer in the 1950s, when there were few treatments and patients were commonly not told the diagnosis for fear of distress. There are also stigmas associated with mental health and older people's issues, which present barriers to improving awareness, understanding and openness about dementia.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Act 2003: chapter 5

The main effects of the Act are: in Part 1, to provide for a local authority to make a payment to the healthcare provider for each day of delay when an NHS patient's discharge from hospital is delayed and the local authority is responsible for that delay; in Part 2, to provide the power to remove, in circumstances set out in regulations, local authorities' power to charge for certain community care and carers' services.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Caring for our future: progress report on funding reform: presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Health ... July 2012

Care and support is something that everyone in this country will experience and be part of at some point in their lives. Some people have impairments from birth, or develop an impairment or mental health condition during their working life, and use care and support to maintain active and independent lives. Many, as they become older, become more frail and rely on care and support from others. As the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia has already shown, we are committed to improving the lives of people with care needs.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13