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Caring safely at home

This video-based resource is designed to help people look after someone safely at home.

This resource will help you care for people in any situation, although this resource may be particularly useful if you are supporting someone during the COVID-19 crisis.

Each section has a set of videos designed to give you and the person you care for practical and relevant information to support you day to day.

What will the videos cover?

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:47

Reablement

Resources for home care providers, GPs, commissioners and families on how to deliver reablement services that promote independence. Includes 'updated guidance for carers and families'.

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:41

How to ensure your service is responsive to the needs of carers: a guide and action planning tool for managers and staff working in the health service in Newcastle

This guide and action planning tool aims to assist staff working in the health service to implement carer related elements in various government guidance. This includes 'Caring for carers', 'National framework for mental health', 'National framework for older people', NHS plan 2001 and 'Valuing people'.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:24

Delivering Training to Carers. A practical guide based on finding from the National Evaluation of the Caring with Confidence Programme

This practical guide for organisations seeking to deliver training programmes to carers has been developed using learning from the National Evaluation of the Caring with Confidence (CwC) programme1 . The CwC programme ran from 2008 to 2010 and involved a large number of organisations in the UK delivering a seven-module training course to carers in their localities.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:24

Challenging behaviour: a guide for family carers on getting the right support for teenagers

This briefing paper provides information for family carers who are supporting a teenager or young adult with severe learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging, who is approaching transition to adult services. It aims to help carers understand what expect from local services, to help identify what 'good' services look like, to help them ask for the support they and their family need and to help them work in partnership with the professionals.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

Supporting carers: an action guide for general practitioners and their teams

This resource is a collaboration between the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers. It has been developed with the help of Sheffield University and over twenty GP practices who have piloted and evaluated some of the resources

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21

Informal carer role in the personalisation of assistive solutions connected to aspirations of people with dementia

The increase in the elderly population over the last thirty years with consequent increase in the number of people living with dementia (PwD) has resulted in a research focus on improving quality-of-life and well-being beyond basic needs, to address psychosocial needs and to provide technological support for these. As part of a UK industry-led, publically supported, project Connecting Assistive Solutions to Aspirations (CASA), research is being conducted to inform the design of assistive technology packages that are aspiration-led.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21

Development of an integrated telehealth system to facilitate self management of long term conditions

Objective. This paper describes the user-centred specification, development and evaluation of a prototype telehealth system, capable of enhancing self management for people with congestive heart failure (CHF). The overall aim is to produce a system to enable people with a range of long term conditions to self manage. CHF is one of three exemplar conditions under investigation in the SMART2 (Self Management supported by Assistive, Rehabilitative and Telecare Technologies) project.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21

Care Act: assessment and eligibility: supported self-assessment

A short guide providing the key points for practitioners to consider when recommending a supported self-assessment for an adult requiring care, or for their carers with support needs under the Care Act 2014. It looks at delivering a supported self-assessment and at how local authorities can ensure that the supported self-assessment is an accurate and complete reflection of an individuals needs and outcomes. It then covers what needs to be done after the supported self-assessment and assurance process has been completed.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21

The Triangle of Care: Carers included: A guide to best practice for dementia care

The Triangle of Care describes a therapeutic relationship between the person with dementia (patient), staff member and carer that promotes safety, supports communication and sustains wellbeing.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

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