Summary of the Local Health and Care Records Exemplars programme which aims to build on existing local leadership, accelerate the compliant, secure and ethical sharing of information to improve patient care locally and help spread benefits more rapidly across England. It aims
This Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) report examines the effect of the support provided through the benefit system to young people living independently – that is, those not living with parents or other relatives or guardians. These young claimants often have
This guide from the Alzheimer’s Society contains information about how dementia affects people’s experience of living and working in a rural community. It provides community-led guidance and signposting to resources to help support people living with dementia and their carers
Report from the Health Foundation and Kings Fund that considers the costs associated with: continuing the current social care system introducing free personal care as exists in Scotland raising the means test for receiving publicly funded care (the ‘floor’) and introducing
In the UK today, two thirds of people using homecare and 70% of people in care homes live with some form of dementia (UKHCA 2013 and Alzheimer’s Society 2014). Dementia is potentially the most complex and challenging condition social care has to
This report provides the results from an Ipsos MORI survey of the views of people aged 50 or over on health, ageing and support. The survey was conducted on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care, and fieldwork
This research provides evidence on: transgender awareness in social work education and training transgender awareness amongst child and family social workers transgender people’s experiences of child and family social work in England
Care Quality Commission review that looks at how hospitals, community health services, GP practices, care homes and homecare agencies work together to provide seamless care for older people living in a local area. It finds: a clear strategic direction for
Combining new financial modelling, public perceptions work and policy analysis to identify the problems with adult social care in England and outline options for its reform. The report indends to make explicit the advantages and disadvantages, impact and consequences of
Good eye health will enable people to live as independently as possible, have a high quality of life and save the cost of avoidable visual loss. As well as providing an overview of population need in the region and eye
Slide deck and data from an Ipsos MORI survey of the general public in England about their views towards funding of the NHS, and their priorities when receiving care. Demonstrates rising public concern for the future of the NHS and
Association of Directors of Adult Social Services report sponsored by Mears that examines the potential models and challenges of extra care housing. Extra care housing offers independent living with around-the-clock care and support. It is clear a one-size-fits-all approach will not suffice.
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
This report offers an overview of the Japanese long-term care insurance system and highlights the pertinent points of learning for England, in order to provoke debate and bring new ideas and potential solutions to the green paper discussions. In 2000 Japan introduced
This report sets out the results from the independent survey to assess the impact of the sleep in pay crisis on the future of social care. It finds 30% of people are likely to have their services disrupted in the next year
Report from the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts, suggesting the adult social care sector is underfunded, with the care workforce suffering from low pay, low esteem and high turnover of staff.
This annual report summarises the learning and recommendation from 103 reviews of deaths of people with learning disabilities during 2017. The most commonly reported learning and recommendations were made in relation to the need for: Inter-agency collaboration and communication Awareness
Mencap report that estimates that the Specialised Supported Housing (SHH) sector is more than double the size of previous estimates and that demand for SHH is rising. The research also finds that living independently with support in the community has a positive
Traditional models of care for older people focus on a single condition, even though the growing prevalence of comorbidities means that health care costs are increasing. Recognising this, and the fact that a significant proportion of care takes place outside of formal
This clinical commissioning policy statement is an interim commissioning position pending the formation of a Clinical Policy.