carers

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. Incontinence can be upsetting and humiliating for the person with dementia and stressful for the carer. As this information sheet highlights, approaching the problem with understanding, matter-of-factness and humour can improve the situation for everyone concerned.

Factsheet providing information and guidance on how the benefits system works, which benefits carers may be entitled to claim and how to go about it.

Video illustrating the impact of early-onset dementia and the positive effect of skilled, knowledgeable support for the carer.

Paper describing some of the key ideas around recovery from mental health problems and looking at their implications for the delivery of mental health services. It aims to stimulate debate about how the recovery approach can be put into practice and what services need to do to make it happen.

This podcast is part of the Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar series. In this podcast, Dr. George Palattiyil, talks about family caring in HIV / AIDS. There is also a PowerPoint presentation to accompany this podcast.

The author reports on research which aimed to examine the impact on carers of people receiving individual budgets and the outcomes for carers of this new approach.

While there are many ways in which personal budgets can be provided, one of the main ways is through a direct payment.

This research is the first to examine the impact on carers of people receiving IBs and the outcomes for carers of this new approach.

The importance of meeting the social care needs of cancer patients and their carers is discussed. The article draws on findings of a report from Macmillan Cancer Support.

A Cancer Information and Support Service in County Durham, which is financed by the local PCT and also includes a welfare rights officer employed by the council is also briefly described.

Report that presents the findings of a study of the workforce and employment issues surrounding Self-Directed Support (SDS) carried out by Reid Howie Associates for the Scottish Government between March and September 2009.

Self-Directed Support (SDS) provides funding for people to arrange support to meet some, or all of their assessed community care needs, instead of receiving services directly provided by a public body. Most people use the money to employ a personal assistant (PA) and/or to buy support from a service provider.

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. A diagnosis of dementia can be a devastating blow to an individual, their friends and family. This booklet looks at some of the possible causes, and tells you what can and can't be done to alleviate the condition. It also explains where you can get further advice and information, and how to access help.

Booklet containing information and advice on creating a supportive environment in the home for children with autistic spectrum disorder.