assistive technology

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.

Report describing a wide range of UK Government funded projects supporting the development, introduction and evaluation of assistive technology which might increase the range of activities, independence or well-being of disabled people.

FAST is a small, independent organisation and registered charity which works collaboratively with other members of the Assistive Technology community, across statutory, voluntary and private sectors to bring innovative products to market and to improve services for disabled and older people. Their website includes a database of Assistive Technology research and development, a list of events and workshops, and a guide to training and courses in Assistive Technology.

Research briefing paper focusing on the ways in which AT devices may be used by individuals, practitioners and organisations in meeting the needs of older people and examining some of the claims about the benefits of AT for people who use services and for health and social care agencies.

Guidance aimed at care home and hospital staff involved in caring for residents with dementia and laying out the principles which should be applied when contemplating the use of wandering technology and the legal implications of its use.

Report presenting the findings of the UK assessment trial of Enable, a three year longitudinal study looking at the feasibility of enabling devices and the socio-economic costs of making technology available to enhance the quality of life of dementia sufferers and their carers.

Pamphlet containing a collection of essays which acknowledge and celebrate the important part social work services play in supporting individuals and communities. The contributions approach the subject from various perspectives including the impact of the 1968 Social Work (Scotland) Act, the wider responsibilities which underlie standards and service delivery and the social context in which services are delivered.