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.
Resources for those who work with people at the end of life and their families.
This learning activity is a Social Care Institute for Excellence SCIE e-learning resource. These elearning resources are freely available to all. They provide audio, video and interactive technology to assist in exploring the nature of managing risk and minimising restraint when working with older people in care homes. The resources also support learning and teaching for the Health and Social Care Diploma, levels 3 and 4. Resource published in 2009.
This study is part of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's JRF's A Better Life programme. It aims to provide a framework for understanding what older people with high physical or mental support needs want and value in their lives
Report on an evaluation of new build schemes for older people that received capital funding from the Extra Care Housing Fund in the first two rounds, from 2004–2006.
The evaluation aimed to examine the development of the schemes from their implementation, and to follow the residents’ experiences and health over time. A particular feature of the evaluation was to compare explicitly costs and outcomes with those for residents moving into care homes.