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Beyond We Care Too

The National Black Carers and Carers Workers Network aims to ensure that the voices of carers from black and minority ethnic groups are heard. This article provides a brief overview of the work and main concerns of the Network.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

Where have all the carers gone?

In the first article of this new section, actuarial expert Robert Plumb looks in more depth at the topical issue of the future of long-term care.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

The reluctant carer

Reflections by an HIV clinical nurse specialist on family members who perform the role of informal carers only reluctantly. A case study of an elderly HIV-positive patient who refuses to adhere to treatment or advice, looked after by his elderly sister, is used to illustrate the problems involved. [(BNI unique abstract)] 

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

Primrose: an Alzheimer’s Society branch on wheels

James Feeney, Dawn John and Christina Maciejewski describe the work of the Alzheimer’s Society Cardiff Carers’ Bus

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

Clinical digest. Profiling of young carers could lead to better support from health professionals

Caring for a chronically ill relative takes a physical and mental toll on young carers, suggests a study in Austria.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

Family care-givers: the role of the healthcare assistant

This second article on family care-givers will focus on how healthcare assistants (HCAs) can support such care-givers within a variety of care settings, including GP practices, healthcare centres, hospital departments, hospital wards and in the care-giver's own home. Suggestions for training of HCAs who are likely to work with family care-givers will be proposed.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

Few staff or carers prosecuted for abusing vulnerable adults, finds research

Concerns raised over number of prosecutions made against care staff or carers for ill-treatment or wilful neglect of people subject to the Mental Health Act or Mental Capacity Act. [Journal abstract]

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

All in the same boat

Hampshire: Alzheimer Cafe UK – a new approach to support for people with dementia and their carers – has been launched in Hampshire. Kandy Redwood explains.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

Choice of where and how you live: how families can create new solutions to a familiar problem

The White Paper Valuing People said the aim for people with learning disability should be choice of where and how you live. This is rarely the experience to date. A publication has been written for family carers, social workers and others who want to find out more about the various housing and support options for people with learning disabilities. It explains the choices, how to go about getting housing and what support people can find. Six individuals and their families allowed us to describe their different ways of creating housing and support arrangements.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

Lighting Up: lessons learned in establishing an arts project

Lighting Up is a project in which artists work with people who have dementia and their carers. It has been running for over two years, and is now based in three venues in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. This article describes what Lighting Up has done and learnt over that time. Lighting Up aims to ensure that sessions encourage continuity and development from one session to the next, rather than simply being one-off enjoyable events. The focus is on the quality of participants’ lives rather than the outcomes of any specific activity.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

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