This training programme has been designed so that anybody with experience of training and carer support can run an introductory course on supporting carers in end of life care.
This living and dying with dignity guide is written to support those health, social care, voluntary and statutory care providers and deliverers, either in the learning disability or end-of-life care field, who may be involved in caring for a person with a learning disability at the end of their life.
This End of Life and palliative care video from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) that looks at the words that care and health staff often use when someone has been given a terminal diagnosis or is dying. The video covers the impact of terms we use, using plain English and tips on improving communication for the individual.
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A training pack called ‘Working together: Improving end of life care through better integration’ has been developed to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of working together to support people at the end of their lives.
A new training pack from Skills for Care is available for managers to use as part of their usual end of life care training and development or as part of a team discussion. The training pack aims to improve end of life care by domiciliary care staff and includes a DVD which contains a short film, a ready-made presentation and supporting resources to enable the training to be delivered. The training pack has been developed in partnership with Bridgesfm.
Packs are available on a first come first served basis and can be requested via firstname.lastname@example.org
It is also available to download from Skills for Care website skillsforcare.org.uk/endoflifecare
This End of Life Care tool from Progress for Providers helps you check your progress in delivering personalised support at end of life and is designed to improve person-centred care. It covers a range of topics such as the patient, environment, family and practices.
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End of life care policy and practice has, for some years,focused on ensuring people die in their preferred place of death and usually at home. But this focus on where people die – rather than what they want at the end of life – has inhibited personalisation and informed choice for patients and their families. It has led to a lack of proper scrutiny of the experience of dying at home and left other settings neglected when it comes to developing them as good places for people to die. Moreover, it sits uncomfortably with the wider shift towards achieving outcomes across health and social care, and is no longer sustainable in the face of demographic change.
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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 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 […]
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.
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.
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.