This is the second report detailing the depth of the care funding crisis. In May 2011, Age UK published its first Care in Crisis report, setting out the background to the current care funding crisis and our fears for a system facing four years of public spending cuts.
It was predicted that these would reduce spending on older people’s care by £300 million over 4 years and that real spending on older people’s care would be £250 million lower in 2014 than in 2004.
Active at 60 Local was a pilot initiative commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to identify the scope for utilising smart technology to: deliver services more effectively to older people; and leverage increased levels of activity among older people.
Strategy that proposes ways in which we can all help to realise the aspirations of enabling older people to live independently at home.
It is aimed not only at those who are older now, but also at people preparing for retirement, who need to consider options for older age before they reach it. The focus is on prevention and giving people the choices they need to live the best lives possible.
Report that studies older people’s wishes and experiences of commissioning health and personal care services.
The purpose of the inquiry was to investigate whether there were any particular weak points in the regulatory regime of care for older people and whether safeguards were sufficiently robust.
In the wake of high profile events in the care sector such as the collapse of Southern Cross Healthcare Group and closure of the Elsie Inglis Nursing Home following the death of a resident, the Committee considered that it was timely to consider the regulatory system for social care in Scotland and conduct some post-legislative scrutiny in this area.
One of a series of research reviews focussing on priorities identified through the Action Plan that supports the Executive’s response to the Bamford Review Recommendations.
The Bamford Action Plan (2009-2011) drives much-needed change in how people affected by mental health or intellectual disabilities are cared for.
Report that explores what older people with high support needs want from and value in their lives, and suggests a model for exploring factors that are facilitatory or compromising in these terms.
This study aims to evaluate the different integrated approaches to health care services supporting older people in care homes, and identify barriers and facilitators to integrated working.
Report of an Inquiry to find out whether the human rights of older people wanting or receiving care in their ownhomes in England are fully promoted and protected. There has never been a systematic inquiry into the human rights of older people receiving or requiring home-based care and support.
Although far more older people receive home care than either residential or nursing care, the human rights of older people in residential and hospital care have received much more attention.
Briefing that offers a summary of some of the ways in which working with adult social care can help clinical commissioning groups manage their new responsibilities.