carers

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.

Report providing an overview of the major health problems of older people and their journey of care. It also looks into the question of possible age discrimination in NHS Scotland, points to examples of good practice and makes recommendations for improvements.

Report looking into the challenges local councils and health trusts face in making personalisation a reality for carers and those they care for. It also identifies a variety of solutions already in place to meet these challenges, often involving partnerships between voluntary sector carers' services, councils and the NHS.

A series of 12 videos commissioned by SCLD (Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability), EDG (Edinburgh Development Group) , Heartfelt, ARC (Association for Real Change) Scotland on the subject of Citizen Leadership. Each video features a service user or carer talking about their experiences.

First Impressions was commissioned in early 2004, in order to look at the emotional and practical needs of families who have a small child – aged up to five – with a learning disability. This report looks at the support needed by these families, including the way in which parents are informed about their child’s learning disability. The impact on the family is examined and practical and strategic recommendations that can improve emotional and practical support for families with a young disabled child are detailed.

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.