assistive technology

Guidance written to assist those who help care for dementia sufferers to think carefully about the advantages and disadvantages of using technological devices, solutions and services designed to aid people with dementia.

This research and development project aimed to assist housing associations and local authorities to establish fair, efficient and effective arrangements for carrying out home adaptations. The report covers legislation and funding policy on adaptations; barriers to effective partnership, which included uncertainty about the law and guidance, structural factors and poor communications; and setting up an adaptation agreement.

Paper discussing the role assistive technology can play in helping disabled people assume greater control over their social environment.

Briefing paper intended to inform housing professionals about some of the key priorities and challenges facing housing, health and care services in Scotland.

UK Government strategy offering a strategic framework within which local services in England can make quality improvements to dementia services and tackle health inequalities. Practical advice, guidance and support for health and social care commissioners and providers in the planning, development and monitoring of services is provided.

Scottish Government strategy document outlining the Scottish Government's expectations of how telecare services will develop in the foreseeable future.

Good practice guide on supporting choice and decision making intended for all those involved in supporting adults using social care services in any setting in the public, independent or voluntary sectors.

Booklet summarising the UK Government's plans to improve health and social care services in England for dementia sufferers and their carers.

Document putting forward the case for a public debate about the long term future of the care and support system in England as part of the UK Government's desire to engage with the public and key stakeholders about how the existing system can meet the challenges of the future.