Learn more about stress at work guide

Learn more about stress at work

This resource from Skills for Care is to support the mental health of adult social care workers.

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Eating well for people with Dementia – a guide for carers

Eating well for people with Dementia - a guide for carers

This guide published by Northern and Health and Social Care Trust is for anyone caring for a person with dementia. It is hoped the information will be useful and help you to deal with everyday issues including swallowing difficulties, feeding problems and mouth and dental care.

Click here to view the PDF.

Core Skills for Social Care Workers Guides

Skills for Care have produced a range of documents to help with the core skills for social care workers.  The guide is made up of six digestible sections offering employers advice on how to support core skills development, information on different learning styles and practical tips that can be used in the workplace.

Click the links below to download each document in PDF format.

Carers’ Assessments: Getting it right

This Carers’ Assessments resource developed by Carers Trust and Skills for Care offers a free e-learning course.  It is aimed at those who carry out statutory adult carers’ assessments and provides a range of advice and best practice guidance.

Click here to view more information on accessing it.

Carers Factsheet – looking after yourself

This fact sheet from the Alzheimer’s Society highlights the importance of carers looking after their own health and well-being to help them cope, and shows where support is available.

Click here to view the PDF.

Babble Online Community for Young Carers

29/01/2015 Carers

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A new website created by Carers Trust called Babble online launched today, it is an online community aimed at young carers under the age of 18 that care for a relative or friend.

It gives young carers in the UK the opportunity to chat with others, share their experiences and view a range of resources.

There is an online team available for one-2-one chats and support through email as well.

Visit the website at: babble.carers.org

Dementia Tips and Hints Guide

Dementia web have produced a useful booklet on dementia tips and hints, it covers a range of topics including Communication, Personal Care and much more.

Click here to download the guide in PDF format.

Dementia Activities: a guide for carers of people with dementia

This dementia activities from booklet from Alzheimer Scotland is for carers who look after someone who has moderate to severe dementia and need help with planning daily activities. Carers often ask how they can help the person with dementia structure their day by doing different activities.

View PDF at: http://www.alzscot.org/assets/0000/0266/activities.pdf

Care and Support Jargon Buster

21/10/2014 Carers

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The Care and Support Jargon Buster is a plain English guide to the most commonly used social care words and phrases and what they mean. The definitions were developed and tested by a steering group that included people who use services, carers, representatives from local authorities, information providers and key stakeholders from across the social care sector.

The Care and Support Jargon Buster won a Plain English Campaign Award in 2013.

Resource: http://www.thinklocalactpersonal.org.uk/Browse/Informationandadvice/CareandSupportJargonBuster

Guidance on supporting adult carers

From the Department of Health: Information for district and general practice nurses, other health professionals and commissioners and providers about how community nursing can be used to support adult carers.

This guidance should be read in conjunction with Care in Local Communities: a new vision and model for district nursing

PDF Download: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/329867/Carers_Pathway.pdf

  • Communicating with people with a learning disability

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    This communicating with people with a learning disability guide from Mencap is designed to provide a brief introduction to communication, and the problems faced by someone with a learning disability. It also contains tips on how you can be a better communicator, and how you can help someone with a learning disability to get their […]

  • The Care Certificate Workbook Downloads

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    The Care Certificate Workbook from Skills for Care is a free downloadable resource aimed at supporting the training process and helping employers and their new health and social care workers to cover parts of the Care Certificate. The Care Certificate Workbook has been produced following the piloting of the Care Certificate, which indicated employers would […]

  • Sensible Risk Assessment in Care Settings

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    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published guidance on sensible risk assessment in care settings.  The guidance covers a range of areas such as moving and handling and falls. Click here to view this guidance.

  • CCTV in Care Homes - CQC Guidance

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    The CQC (Care Quality Commission) has produced guidance on using CCTV in Care Homes.  It sets out some of the key points that you need to consider when using hidden or visible surveillance.  The guide covers consent, safety, informing people and provides sources of support for you. Click here to download the PDF.

  • Top 8 Myths (and the Truths) about Dementia

    Top 8 Myths (and the Truths) about Dementia

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    Many of us will be guilty of assuming that dementia is simply something all older people suffer from. Some of us will think that dementia means the end of a happy life and that nothing can be done to help those with it. Well, as you’ve probably guessed, these thoughts are simply not true.