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Sharing care

Looks at standard six of the National Service Framework, which enables carers to have an assessment on their own health and support needs.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Chronic illness and informal carers: 'Non-persons' in the health system, neither carers, workers or citizens

I give an account of disquieting experiences in relation to my treatment and those with chronic illness in the acute system during my 5 years’ experience as an informal caregiver. People with chronic illness (and their caregivers), particularly stroke survivors face a biased, frustrating and even dangerous acute care hospital system where they are second class. Well-being and stability from rehabilitation and self-management can be undermined.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

What makes Santander a great place to work; Bank delivers wide range of benefits for all

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the policies and practices that have helped to make Santander UK a great place to work.

Design/methodology/approach – Explains the reasons for the policies, the form they take and the results they have achieved.

Findings – Details specific policies in areas such as work‐life balance, caring for carers, diversity, employee development, employee health, employees with school‐age children, employee engagement and community involvement. 

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Young Carers Day 2007

The article reports on the Young Carers' Day 2007 outing organized by the Essex Council in England for young carers and their families. The city council's adolescent services has collaborated with young carers' groups in organizing the event. Over 300 young carers and their families have attended the event at the end of June 2007. It notes that there are 5,000 young carers in the city.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Land of forgetfulness: dementia care as a spiritual formation

The personal circumstances of dementia caregiving are sometimes experienced as so severely demanding as to be overwhelming. While sustenance within, and recovery from these experiences are increasingly addressed in helpful ways from psychological, emotional, and practical life planning frames of reference, we are still learning how to speak with one another about the spiritual dimensions of this peculiar journey. From a spiritual perspective, the caregiver initially, and frequently perpetually, finds her/himself in a state of spiritual exhaustion.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Final farewell

Looks at the support services that are available for people caring for terminally ill relatives and friends.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Young carers get help and support through innovative pilot scheme

A pioneering nurse is leading a pilot programme to tackle physical and mental health problems among young carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Vulnerable pupils go unnoticed

The article reports that studies by several British educational organizations have found that access to social services for vulnerable students in state schools is inadequate. The organizations referenced include the Young Carers Research Group at Loughborough University, the Children's Society, and National Foundation for Educational Research. Research by these groups has shown that educators often discipline vulnerable children for bad behaviour without addressing the cause of such behaviour.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

Flexible, immediate support and signposting

The Dementia Advisers Service in Kent and Medway was set up to support people with a confirmed diagnosis of dementia and their carers. The service provides face-to-face contact to people in their own homes, telephone and e-mail advice and support to signpost the person with dementia and their carer to appropriate information and services.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Assessment and awareness of the challenges can help young people

In the UK, young carers are defined as people under the age of 18 who give regular and ongoing care to a family member, beyond that normally expected of a child ( Phelps 2012 ). They can be doubly burdened by the demands of caring itself and by the effect on development, health and education. Often these problems are compounded by secrecy with children and families often afraid to ask for help ( Smyth et al 2010 ).

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

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