Study that investigated the realities of making choices about services and support over time, by disabled people of working age and older, who were likely to experience repeated choices due to their changing circumstances.
Disabled young people with degenerative conditions and their parents face many service-related decisions. This study looks at the realities of choice-making processes within families, exploring the respective roles and experiences of young people and their parents.
Paper that advocates a model for targeting health and social care provision in older old age called ‘Turnaround’.
Turnaround is advocated in the context of older population changes which make it imperative that authorities limit the need for high cost provision such as residential care and intensive home care support.
The approach would aim to develop provision that lessens the likelihood of admission to hospital or care, or demand for high intensity community provision, through a holistic approach which focuses on improvement, recovery and rehabilitation.
Report on care and support in older people's services in the UK - what has caused the current crisis and possible solutions to the problems.
Skills for Care is the employer led authority on the training standards and development needs of adult social care staff in England. Skills for Care work with establishments offering adult social care and training providers - both regionally and nationally - to establish standards and qualifications that will equip social care workers with the skills and knowledge needed to deliver an improved standard of care.
Policy paper which seeks to contribute to an ongoing debate about how best to use health and social care resources to achieve the best possible outcomes in difficult financial circumstances.
The description of care trusts as either the ‘vanguard’ of integrated organisations or a ‘lost tribe’ was made by the former Chief Executive of a care trust at an HSMC learning event soon after their creation. It nicely captures the mixed views of care trusts as either the cutting edge of integration between health and social care or as a band of individuals and organisations that have happened upon a clumsy structural solution as a way of shielding themselves from other agendas.
This document, and its Annexes, is the IA of the Health and Social Care Bill.
It assesses the benefits, costs and risks of implementing the policies proposed in the NHS White Paper Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS that require primary legislation.
Web resource that brings together a number of case studies to show the wide range of short breaks available. Key topics include: breaks with friends; specialist support for young people with physical disabilities; activity based breaks; breaks for young carers; breaks for older people; breaks for couples together; breaks for people living alone; breaks for people who have to pay for their own break; breaks with additional support; breaks with families; breaks for people with dementia; and breaks of a few hours each week.