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Carers legislation: analysis of consultation responses

Report of the independent analysis of the responses to the Carers Legislation public consultation. The consultation sought views on a number of matters for carers and young carers. These included renaming carer assessments 'Carers Support Plans' and removal of the substantial and regular test as eligibility for assessment. Questions were included on support for carers, including information and advice and short breaks; carers/young carers involvement in the planning of services and identification of carer by public services.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21

BME carers: challenging the myth;"they look after their own"; a good practice guide

This examination of the extent to which carers services in Wales are accessible to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) carers is located within the overall 'Caring about Carers - a Strategy for Carers In Wales (Implementation Plan)', a project initiated by the Welsh Assembly Government.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21

Caring about carers: a strategy for carers in Wales: the third report: summary document

Package of measures aimed at local authorities and other agencies to provide more support to carers in Wales. Contents include: health and social care; information; support; young carers; carers and employment; quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

End of life care strategy: promoting high quality care for all adults at the end of life: executive summary

The End of Life Care Strategy promotes high quality care for all adults approaching the end of life in England. Its aim is to provide people approaching the end of life with more choice about where they would like to live and die. It encompasses all adults with advanced, progressive illness and care given in all settings.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

Consultation on the revision of the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice for Wales

The new draft Code takes account of the changes to relevant legislation since the previous Code was written. Within the draft Code there is strengthened emphasis on: the involvement of patients and, where appropriate, their families and carers in all aspects of assessment and treatment; understanding the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and how these should apply to all care and treatment; the involvement of Independent Mental Health Advocates; and the use of appropriate transport for patient subject to the Act to ensure their dignity and safety as far as is practicable.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

Social care: fourteenth report of session 2010-12: volume III additional written evidence

Additional written evidence presented to the Health Committee inquiry into the issues facing the future of social care, focusing on people aged 65 and older. The Committee looked at how a fully integrated system could be achieved with more efficient use of resources and the improved outcomes that it could deliver. Other issues discussed in volume 1 (the full report) are commissioning, the funding and staffing integrated services, the needs of carers, and the Dilnot Commission. Volume I contains the full report and recommendations; Volume II oral and written evidence.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

Scottish Household Survey analytical topic report: characteristics and experiences of unpaid carers in Scotland

This report discusses the characteristics and experiences of unpaid carers and those in receipt of unpaid care in Scotland, by analysing the Scottish Household Survey from 1999 to 2004. The aim of the report is to provide a clear picture of unpaid carers and identify those groups of carers who are in particular need of support in order to inform the development of Scottish Executive policy on carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

Carers strategy: second national action plan 2014 - 2016

Summarises the Government's progress in supporting carers since the publication of Recognised, valued and supported: next steps for the Carers Strategy' in 2010. It provides an overview of evidence gathered over the last few years and explains the main achievements in recognising and supporting carers during that time.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

New Deal for Carers: revision of the Prime Minister's 1999 Strategy on Carers: Health and Social Care Taskforce Report

The Health & Social Care (H&SC) Task Force, the membership of which is set out in annex B, was one of four such task forces established to develop proposals for measures to be included in the new Carers’ Strategy1 . This report comprises proposals developed by the group which were put to the Interdepartmental Group chaired by David Behan, Director-General Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships, Department of Health, which oversaw the development of the strategy as a whole. 

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014: part 3 code of practice (assessing the needs of individuals)

This code provides guidance to the Part 3 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, setting out a process for assessing the needs of an individual for care and support, or support in the case of a carer; a process of assessment that will apply to all people – children, adults and carers; and a process of review and re-assessment that will apply to assessments.

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