Veterans face a range of challenges while living in residential care, yet managers and staff were lacking the information and resources they needed to know how best to support them. This guide aims to fill this information gap: helping care home managers,
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 considers the Department of Health & Social Care’s role in overseeing the adult social care workforce and assesses whether the size and structure of the care workforce are adequate to meet users’ needs for care now, and in
Report form the British Red Cross recommending the following to reduce admissions and readmissions to hospital by vulnerable people: Automatic home assessments should be triggered for people who have come in and out of hospital several times within a few months. The Government
Provides background on the forthcoming Green Paper on social care for older people – there will be a “parallel process” of work looking at social care for working age adults (although it is not clear at this stage if there will be a
All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger report calling on the government to investigate and record effectively rates of malnutrition in older people. This has an estimated to cost the NHS and social care of £15.7 billion a year by 2030.
This report examines the existing landscape and future potential of using therapeutic music with people with dementia, which forms one of the most pressing health concerns of our time. Adopting a holistic approach, this report is unique in providing an
Report from the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts that finds unacceptable variation between areas in the number of people assessed as eligible to receive CHC funding, ranging from 28 to 356 people per 50,000 population in 2015−16, caused
This report highlights the lower coverage achieved in the routine and catch-up cohort in 2016 to 2017 compared with previous years. GPs are urged to continue to offer vaccinations to these cohorts as per current guidance, to improve protection in
Report on loneliness calling for development of a national strategy with a ministerial lead, measurable outcomes, annual reporting and a knowledgebase of what works in combatting loneliness. This report seeks to be a catalyst for innovation and action across government,
This report draws on published literature about joining up and co-ordinating care homes and health services. It also draws on interviews with a range of providers, local authorities and CCGs. It aims to help care homes and NHS providers (including
Whilst there are a range of influences on inequalities in later life, the most compelling evidence relates to our circumstances and experiences across the life course and the combination of multiple factors that shape people’s experiences in later life (intersectionality). Inequalities in later
Report that aims to understand the main factors that influence inequalities in later life and the nature of inequalities and the state of the evidence and identified evidence gaps in the following areas: Subjective wellbeing Physical and mental health Life and healthy life
Comprehensive Care looks at the concept of ‘frailty’ in older people living in hospital. It covers four key aspects of caring for older people living with frailty in hospital: Assessment; identifying and managing symptoms associated with frailty in hospital; discharge planning; and
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
This document provides evidence-based guidance on how to carry out a health and social care needs assessment of older people in prisons. Commissioners of prison healthcare services and social care services can use this to understand the needs of older
Bringing together information, statistics and evidence from across the health and social care system to highlight what is happening to older people who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition in England. It examines the causes and consequences of malnutrition in
A resource guide from Age UK, which offers practical advice on providing the kind of service in which older lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people can feel safe to be themselves.
Considers a toolkit created by Bournemouth University working in partnership with Dorset County Council and a number of housing associations to develop peer support in sheltered housing services. It defines the concept of kindliness as it relates to sheltered housing and