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National survey of bereaved people (VOICES), 2013

A statistical bulletin presenting bereaved peoples’ views on the quality of care provided to a friend or relative in the last three months of life. Overall quality of care is not perceived to have changed significantly between 2011, 2012 and 2013 in England but was rated significantly lower for people who died in a hospital, compared to people dying at home, in a hospice or care home. For those dying at home, the quality of coordination of care was rated significantly lower in 2013 compared to 2012.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21

National bereavement survey (VOICES) 2011: England

The National Bereavement Survey (VOICES) was commissioned by the Department of Health to follow up on a commitment made in the End of Life Care Strategy. This Statistical Bulletin describes the methods and summarises the key results of the first VOICES survey. The survey participants were 22,292 bereaved relatives of individuals whose death was registered from November 2010 to June 2011.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:17

Weekly Debates Scotland

This publication provides an overview of debates and reports on education, services for children and training in Scotland tabled in the House of Commons and House of Lords for the period March 3 to 7, 2014. Member of Parliament Linda Fabiani questions Minister for Youth Employment Angela Constance on various issues including the publication of the guidance on the administration of education maintenance allowance and the care.fair.share campaign for young carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

More than a job: working carers: evidence from the 2001 census

In the future most people's lives will include at least one episode of unpaid caring. Find out the facts behind the people who balance their job with caring for a relative or friend.

  • Already, 2.5 million people in England and Wales combine paid work with unpaid caring for a partner, relative or friend who is ill, frail or has a disability.

  • 1.5 million carers work full-time, and of those, 140,000 care for 50+ hours per week.

  • 90% of working carers are aged 30+ - in their prime employment years.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Weekly PQs - Wales/Cymru

The article presents information about the written parliamentary questions from the Welsh Assembly during the period of October 19 to 26, 2006. Questions to the Minister of Culture regarding the quality of Public Libraries, to the Minister of Education regarding the newly-qualified teachers and their answers are presented. Questions regarding support for young carers, number of pupils taking A-levels Science and Mathematics in 2005-06, and risk of fire in schools are also presented.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Good support for people with complex needs: what does it look like and where is the evidence?

The growing population of people with complex needs who require social care makes it important to find out what is the best way to support them. We looked at this question, interrogating the available research evidence, and also talking to the people directly concerned about what they want from social care. Our findings come from a large-scale literature search of all the current UK research evidence on this subject. We also listened to people with complex needs, their carers, and members of specialist organisations about what works best.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12

Giving carers the right to claim support

Looks at a government backed private member's bill which is seeking to extend the rights of carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12

National bereavement survey (VOICES) 2012: England

The National Bereavement Survey (VOICES) aims to assess the quality of care delivered in the last three months of life for adults who died in England and to assess variations in the quality of care delivered in different parts of the country and to different groups of patients. The survey participants were 49,207 bereaved relatives of individuals whose death was registered from 1st January 2012 and 30th April 2012.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11

Informal care for older people by their adult children: Projections of supply and demand to 2041 in England

As the numbers of older people increase in future years, demand for long-term care is also likely to increase substantially. Since the long-term care system in England depends heavily on informal or unpaid care, the increase in demand for long-term care is likely to mean an increase in demand for informal care. [...]

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10

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