respite care

Making a break : developing methods for measuring the impact of respite services

Report of a study which assessed the role of respite care for various groups including children with complex needs, adults with learning disabilities, multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia sufferers and frail elderly people. It also identified the most appropriate outcome measures for use with these groups in the evaluation of respite care.

What forms of support are effective for family carers of people with dementia? (Outline 12)

Paper looking in some detail at the evidence for psychosocial support as an effective method of support for family carers caring for a family member with dementia.

Supported to care? : carers' views of services

Report of a study carried out to determine carers views on the quality of existing support services, provide evidence of how existing support services make carers lives easier from the carers perspective and uncover gaps in existing service provision for carers.

Guidance on short breaks (respite)

Document providing guidance to agencies engaged in children's services on the planning and delivery of short breaks, including breaks from caring and emergency crisis support.

National care standards : short breaks and respite care services for adults

Document setting out the minimum national standards service users can expect from services providing short break and respite care for adults.

Living from day to day : a research project on older family carers of people with learning disabilities

Report of a study which looked into the experiences, views and attitudes of older family carers who are living with and caring for adult relatives with learning disabilities with a view to finding out how local services can be more responsive to this group.

Learning disability in the family : a guide for parents (Finding out about)

Booklet providing information and advice to help parents and families with learning disabled children cope successfully with their caring responsibilities.

Service provision for children and young people with complex needs in a community setting from the perspectives of nursing and allied health professionals

Report of a study which examined the nature and provision of care by nurses and allied health professionals to children and young people with complex needs across Scotland.

Information was gathered from workforce development plans and a survey of practitioners to build up a picture of where children and young people receive care, the knowledge and skills required to provide that care and the challenges facing services.

Putting people first without putting carers second

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.