This briefing has been co-produced with Carers UK. It is common for people to be unsure about what reablement is, and for family and friends to be uncertain about what it means for them. This At a glance briefing is designed to help people understand what reablement is, and what family and friends can do to help. Resource published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in March 2012. Review date March 2015.
This briefing has been co-produced with the Clinical Innovation and Research Centre of the Royal College of General Practitioners. This At a glance briefing focuses on research and practice evidence about reablement and explains the implications for GPs and primary care teams. It also provides a case example demonstrating the advantages of reablement at the individual and service levels. Resource published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
This briefing has been co-produced with the ADASS Older Persons Network. This At a glance briefing outlines research and practice evidence about reablement and describes what is required for successful implementation. It provides links to evidence and information freely available online and presents two case examples of the impact reablement can have on the population and on local authority budgets. Resource published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in March 2012. Review date March 2015.
Report that looks at how far government and other organisations are making information about social care more easily available. It examines the challenges that organisations providing home care services face in responding to service users’ choices and the help that local authorities can give these organisations to meet such challenges.
It also reviews the available research evidence on how service users, carers and professionals balance the benefits of choice against the potential risks involved.
Briefing which summarises research and practice evidence about reablement and explains the contribution that occupational therapists make to reablement services.
It provides four case study examples of the different ways that occupational therapists are supporting or leading existing reablement teams.
A social media website dedicated to building a community that aims to include disabled people in the design of everyday household products from their living rooms, and where people can share ideas and tips on how to overcome everyday challenges they face with appliances and technology.
The site was created by the Blackwood Foundation an independent subsidiary of Blackwood (previously known as Margaret Blackwood Housing Association). The Blackwood Foundation supports people to live independently and to get the most out of life.
One in a series of research briefings about preventive care and support for adults. Prevention is broadly defined to include a wide range of services that: promote independence, prevent or delay the deterioration of well being resulting from ageing, illness or disability, and delay the need for more costly and intensive services.
This study aimed to provide robust evidence on the immediate and longer-term benefits of home care re-ablement, by comparing outcomes for users of home care re-ablement with outcomes for people using conventional home care services; identify factors affecting the level and duration of benefits for service users; estimate the unit costs of home care re-ablement services; identify impacts on and savings in the use of social care and other services that could offset the costs of re-ablement; and describe the content of home care re-ablement services.
Care Services Efficiency Delivery (CSED) developed this toolkit to help councils looking to introduce a new homecare re-ablement service or extend or improve an existing service. It has been developed as a practical project support to councils and builds on extensive work done by CSED in compiling a body of evidence on how homecare re-ablement services are helping to appropriately reduce the level of ongoing homecare support required; and working actively with councils to identify successful approaches, learning points and best practice.
One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics.
Developed through a process of rapid appraisal, Insights seek to highlight the practice implications of research evidence and answer the 'So what does this mean in practice?' question for each topic reviewed.
This Insight examines the evidence around the effectiveness of reablement services.