carers

Improving support for black and minority ethnic (BME) carers (IRISS Insights, no.7)

One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics. Developed through a process of rapid appraisal, Insights seek to highlight the practice implications of research evidence and answer the 'So what does this mean in practice?' question for each topic reviewed. This Insight focuses on improving support for black and minority ethnic (BME) carers.

Challenging behaviour: a guide for family carers on getting the right support for children (At a glance 38)

Briefing for family carers supporting a child with severe learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging. It will help people understand what to expect from local services.

Challenging behaviour: a guide for family carers on getting the right support for teenagers (At a glance 39)

Briefing for family carers supporting a teenager or young adult with severe learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging, who is approaching transition to adult services. It will help people understand what to expect from local services.

Challenging behaviour: a guide for family carers on getting the right support for adults (At a glance 37)

Briefing for family carers supporting an adult with severe learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging. It will help people understand what to expect from local services.

Personal budgets briefing: learning from the experiences of older people and their carers (At a glance 40)

A summary of older people’s and carers’ experiences of using self-directed support and personal budgets. It is based on a six month study, which also included people with mental health problems.

The research was commissioned from a joint team from Acton Shapiro, the National Centre for Independent Living (NCIL) and the Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU).

Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme

The Scottish Government is introducing a new membership scheme that will replace and improve upon the current disclosure arrangements for people who work with vulnerable groups.

Rachel – Young Carer

Rachel is a young carer who cares for her mother who has bi-polar disorder. She has cared for her Mum since she was 10 and describes how this affected her life when she was younger.
Now, Rachel is at University but still caring for her mum, but through support from the Dundee Project she has developed confidence and is now much more capable of coping with her caring role and still achieving all of her own goals.

Telecare and telehealth: what it is and how to get it

This guide gives offers information about what telecare and telehealth is, how to get it and information to help people decide whether it is the right solution for them.

Preventing Crisis for Carers - The Moffat Project

The Moffat Charitable Trust “Preventing Crisis for Carers” project was been established to enable Princess Royal Trust for Carers centres to work with their local statutory partners, and other carers’ centres within their health board, to identify carers at the earliest possible stage and promote the development of good working practices around processes such as hospital discharge planning and carers’ assessments.

Support.Stay.Save: care and support of people with dementia in their own homes

This report from the Alzheimer’s Society reveals that many people with dementia and carers receive insufficient support and care at home. It also found that the home care workers who responded regularly worked with people with dementia and understood that they could have a good quality of life. First published in January 2011.