Voices from the social care crisis :An opportunity to end a broken system, once and for all – The Care and Support Alliance

Care and Support Alliance report on how the social care crisis is affecting the day to day lives of older people, working aged disabled people and unpaid carers across the country.  It identifies that currently at least 1.2 million older people and disabled

Drug misuse prevention: Quality standard [QS165] – NICE

This quality standard covers the prevention or delay of harmful use of drugs by children, young people and adults most likely to start using drugs, or already experimenting or using drugs occasionally. This includes illegal psychoactive substances, solvents, volatile substances,

Young Mums Together: An evaluation of a peer support project to improve the wellbeing of young mothers and their families – Mental Health Foundation

Report from the Mental Health Foundation on the feasibility and acceptability of peer support measured in terms of parental confidence, resilience, mental health and future prospects.  A key factor in the success of the project was the role of the facilitator

Safeguarding Adults Review: Mendip House – Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board

Report identifying critical learning arising from practices which did not identify or act on evidence of bullying at Mendip House, a dwelling for six adults with autism with a staff team of 26 (excluding those on zero hours contracts). Mendip House was one

Rapid review on safeguarding to inform the Healthy Child Programme 5 to 19 – Public Health England

The purpose of this rapid review is to update the evidence regarding safeguarding guidance, focusing on prevention and early intervention.  The review looks at relevant systematic review level evidence, supplemented with some primary impact evaluations in the areas of preventing or

Transition from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services – Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

This bulletin relates to an investigation into the transition from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services. A combined community and mental health Trust reported the case of an 18-year-old man who died by suicide shortly after

A good retirement: public attitudes to the role of the state and the individual in achieving financial security in later life – Demos

Report from the Demos think tank shows that more than 57 per cent of the public believe that the individual has greater responsibility than the Government in meeting the costs of their care. And yet, the research reveals that there

Ignoring the alarms: How NHS eating disorder services are failing patients – Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Reports on the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s investigation that found that Averil Hart’s death from anorexia would have been avoided if the NHS had cared for her appropriately. It highlights five areas of focus to improve eating disorder services. General Medical

Making Safeguarding Personal: What might ‘good’ look like for health and social care commissioners and providers? – Local Government Association and ADASS

Commissioners and providers across the health and social care sectors play a critical part in safeguarding adults, both on the front line and at a strategic level, as partners on safeguarding adults boards. This resource is intended to support the

UK poverty: Causes, costs and solutions – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This report explains what poverty is and what causes it, highlights trends and projections in UK poverty, and makes recommendations for tackling: the high costs driving poverty, including housing poverty in childhood poverty in working age poverty in later life

Review Of Adult Social Care Complaints 2016/17 – Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Councils and care providers implemented more than 1300 recommendations following individual complaints in 2016/17.  This report from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman looks at the impact of complaints on the indiviaduals concerned.

Adult And Older Adult Mental Health Services 2012-2016: An analysis of Mental Health NHS Benchmarking Network data for England and Wales: (Briefing 52) – Centre for Mental Health

This report summarises the results of a collaboration between Centre for Mental Health and the NHS Benchmarking Network. The NHS Benchmarking Network (NHSBN) is a member-based organisation of NHS commissioners and providers who collect and analyse data on health care services across the NHS. NHSBN have

Eating disorders: recognition and treatment: NICE guideline [NG69] – NICE

This guideline covers assessment, treatment, monitoring and inpatient care for children, young people and adults with eating disorders. It aims to improve the care people receive by detailing the most effective treatments for anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder and bulimia

Acute kidney injury: prevention, detection and management: Clinical guideline [CG169] – NICE

This guideline covers preventing, detecting, and managing acute kidney injury in children (aged above 1 month and below 12 years), young people (aged 12 to 17 years) and adults (aged 18 years or older). It aims to improve assessment and