It is vital to tackle discrimination and inequality of access for people with learning disabilities so that this population has comparable access to health initiatives and services used by non-disabled people.
Good practice guide on supporting choice and decision making intended for all those involved in supporting adults using social care services in any setting in the public, independent or voluntary sectors.
The National Residential Child Care Initiative (NRCCI) was set up to carry out a strategic review of child care services in Scotland and produce a blueprint for their future development and direction. This report highlights the key messages which came out of the working groups which were established to undertake the review.
Document detailing competences and principles applicable to all workers involved in caring for and supporting people at the end of life regardless of whether their role is healthcare related or social care related. These competences and principles are intended to support workforce development.
The purpose of this guidance is to describe and clarify good practice in health facilitation and health action planning and support localities to make progress on this and on reducing health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities. It builds on previous DH guidance and reflects the learning that has taken place since 2002 along with key recommendations of relevant recent reports and research. Short examples of good practice are included throughout.
Guidance aimed at care home and hospital staff involved in caring for residents with dementia and laying out the principles which should be applied when contemplating the use of wandering technology and the legal implications of its use.
UK Government document providing local authorities with a framework for determining eligibility for adult social care in England and setting out how local authorities should carry out assessments and reviews and help people through these processes.
Report drawing attention to the plight of adults with complex problems and multiple needs and calling for the reconfiguration of services, policies and thinking to better reflect the experience of such people and the strategic thinking required to meet their needs.
Code of practice intended for use by local authority staff with duties and powers under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and containing detailed guidance on all the statutory functions bestowed on local authorities under the 2000 Act.
The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This information sheet explains that if a person is confused or has dementia and needs support, their local authority social services department should carry out a community care assessment. If this assessment shows that the person needs certain services, the local authority has a duty to ensure that these services are provided.