carers

Is music the best medicine? Using prescribed music to enhance quality of life for people with dementia and their carer

One of a series of reports which forms part of the PROP Practitioner Research Programme, a partnership between the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) at the University of Edinburgh and IRISS that was about health and social care for older people.

Perspectives on personal outcomes of early stage support for people with dementia and their carers

One of a series of reports which forms part of the PROP Practitioner Research Programme, a partnership between the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) at the University of Edinburgh and IRISS that was about health and social care for older people.

Carer's assessment and outcomes focused approaches to working with carers

One of a series of reports which forms part of the PROP Practitioner Research Programme, a partnership between the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) at the University of Edinburgh and IRISS that was about health and social care for older people.

Carers and personalisation: what roles do carers play in personalised adult social care?

The Social Policy Research Unit examined how current English adult social care practice balances the interests of service users and family carers, in assessment, planning, on-going management and reviews of personal budgets, particularly when budget-holders have cognitive or communication impairments.

The study examined senior local authority perspectives, everyday practice by frontline staff and experiences of service users and carers.

Personalisation: a new dawn or the end of the road for third sector support for carers?

Working paper that seeks to add to the current knowledge base regarding third sector organisations and personalisation through exploring it specifically within the context of support for carers.

Prepared to care? Exploring the impact of caring on people's lives

Report of a survey that explored the impact that caring has on people’s lives. In particular it focused on carers’ relationships, career, finances and health and well-being.

Caring together and getting it right for young carers: the carers and young carers strategy for Scotland 2012-2015

Report that summarises the action in hand to support carers and young carers. It addresses many of the issues raised by carers and young carers at the first Carers Parliament. It also takes on board some of the concerns raised. Better outcomes are being achieved for some carers and young carers. 

Telecare and dementia: using telecare effectively in the support of people with dementia

Book that explores how telecare can contribute to the support, protection, and quality of life of people with dementia. It also considers the importance of telecare in providing support and reassurance to carers.

It is written for assessors, care and support staff and their managers, telecare service managers and development staff.

Talking Points VOCAL: carers

What is it? A tool for capturing carers' outcomes. This approach has been developed by VOCAL and is based on the Talking Points: personal outcomes approach.

Who is it for? It is an outcomes tool to be used with adult unpaid carers. It can be applied to any type of service or support being offered to unpaid carers.

Progressing personalisation: a review of personal budgets and direct payments for carers

Review that explores implementation of personalisation for carers, focusing specifically on personal budgets and direct payments in relation to support provided to carers. It reviews evidence on current implementation and identifies areas for further policy and practice development in view of proposed changes to the law in the draft Care and Support Bill.

It examines:

  • What personalisation should mean for carers 
  • Assessment and eligibility 
  • Resource allocation
  • Support planning and how personal budgets are spent