Leaflet that explains how people can get involved in the 'Caring for our future': shared ambitions for care and support' engagement.
Statistics release which presents the latest figures for free personal care (FPC) and free nursing care (FNC). The figures presented differ slightly from previous publications due to corrections being submitted during the validation process.
Learning programme workbook and workbook answers, which provide a structured approach to assessing and developing knowledge and skills. They can provide evidence for Personal Development Plan (PDP); Professional Development Review (PDR); SVQ Portfolio evidence; Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or Continuous Learning Framework (CLF).
The workbook is to be used to record what is learned and demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to carry out the role as part of the Care Home or Care at Home team. Supervisors can also write down notes and answer questions.
Report that sets out findings from new research on the relationships between the literacy and numeracy levels of older adults and the extent of disadvantage in later life.
The research consisted of a review of the literature and secondary analysis of a quantitative data source on older adults.
Introduction to the 'Preventing Infection in Care' resource, which contains programmes on the causes of infection; information on common infections experienced in care homes; and a programme that describes the steps you should take if there is an outbreak of infection in your setting.
Short induction programme introducing the 10 standard infection control precautions – the practical steps that can be taken to prevent infections.
Most micro-organisms are harmless, but some can have serious consequences particularly for vulnerable groups including older people or people with certain medical conditions.
This video resource documents particular causes of infection and how to control them.
Vulnerable people can take longer to recover from infections and some can be life threatening.
This video resource documents specific infections - what they are, what symptoms they cause, how they are transmitted, and how they are managed and can be controlled.
Despite the best efforts of everyone involved, outbreaks of infection may occur, and whilst infections can affect people of all ages, older people living in care homes can suffer more severe illness and a more rapid deterioration.
This video resource documents best practice for dealing with outbreaks of infection in care.
There are 10 elements to the standard infection control precautions (SICPs) providing international guidance on infection prevention and control.
SICPs are the necessary precautions that all health and social care staff must adhere to, to reduce the risk of transmission of micro-organisms from both recognised and unrecognised sources of infection.
This video resource details the 10 elements to SICPs.