This briefing provides guidance for home care providers on how to meet the challenges posed by the personalisation agenda. It provides details of both opportunities and risks, and also highlights how personalisation will impact on organisations very differently, depending on their size, and whether they have relied on large-scale council contracts or on more self-funded customers. Short examples from practice are also included.
Research concentrates on how falls in care homes might be prevented in an active way: in this, individualised falls/risk assessment forms an important part. But there is little agreement between studies on the interventions that work consistently well. The term "care homes" includes residential care homes, nursing homes and intermediate care facilities.
Report which evaluates the robustness of financial planning, monitoring and reporting arrangements for FPNC at both national and local level. It examines the costs and funding allocations for FPNC across all Scottish councils and identifies the financial impact of FPNC on older people, the Scottish Government and councils.
Leaflet on the Scottish Government website for service users about the National care standards for care homes for children and young people.
A SCIE briefing presents the provision of care to terminally ill older people aged 65 and over within care homes settings (personal care and nursing).
Bullying does not only happen in normal school hours, it can happen anywhere. Children who are badly bullied in school are more likely than others to be bullied outside of it too.
This guidance is aimed at managers, social workers and other staff in Children's Homes. It outlines the possible bullying that might occur in Children's Homes and describes steps to prevent it and respond to it effectively.
Booklet primarily aimed at people considering entering a care home. Part 2 of the booklet explains how to contact the social work service.
Report describing trends in the range, quality and availability of social care services in 2007-08 across the public, voluntary and private sectors and examining support to people with multiple and complex needs to establish whether these people are benefiting from the new personalised care agenda as described in 'Putting people first'
Document setting out the national minimum standards expected of domiciliary care agencies in England to ensure good quality personal care and support for people while living in their own home in the community.
Video featuring a case study highlighting the challenges and rewards of providing care at home for people with dementia, and showing the positive effects for those receiving this support.