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This document examines the Court of Protection's health and welfare jurisdiction under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The new powers enable the court to make orders in relation to not only property and affairs but also personal welfare.
Paper reviewing the Scottish Government's policy of free personal care for older people and examining the perceived impacts.
There are two versions of this case study. One includes the issue of the mother's visual impairment; the other a school nurse.
In both cases the worker is concerned about the mother's bruises and the response of the children to dad.
The Scottish Government is committed to the target that by 2016, as far as is reasonably practicable, no-one in Scotland is living in fuel poverty. This is a key priority for Scottish Ministers. Councils can make an important contribution to the achievement of this target.
Through both their leadership and strategic role and their wealth of local knowledge and local action they have a significant part to play in ensuring that people live in warm dry homes which they can afford to heat.
Report presenting the results of work to produce healthy life expectancy estimates for Scotland. Data was taken from the Scottish subset of the General Household Survey and the Scottish Household Survey and compared with estimates from the 2001 Census to determine whether these surveys would be suitable for monitoring healthy life expectancy on a regular basis.
Article that explores change in population age structure at the Local Authority (LA) level for the whole of the UK between 1997 and 2017, focusing on change in the older population.
It includes case studies exploring the changes in age structure in the three local authorities of Brighton and Hove, Tower Hamlets and Coleraine.
Report assessing the progress being made by local councils and partner organisations in developing children's trusts, identifying the difficulties encountered and giving recommendations on the way forward.
This resource produced by Down's Syndrome Scotland, provides information for parents on the issues and feelings that siblings of Down's Syndrome children may have.
Booklet designed to help in the preparation for mental health Payment by Results. This clustering booklet contains the assessment tool (HoNOS PbR) and the 21 clusters developed by the Care Pathways and Packages Project.
Service users will need to be assessed and 'assigned' to the relevant cluster. As peoples needs change overtime they will need to be re-assessed and re-clustered periodically. The clustering booklet is time-limited as work continues across the NHS to refine and validate both the assessment and the clusters.
The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. Depression and dementia share many of the same symptoms. This can make it difficult to identify when people with dementia become depressed. This information sheet looks at depression and how it can affect people with dementia. It also suggests ways to help.