This practice guidance from the Care Council for Wales is primarily for use by managers and supervisors within settings that support people with dementia. It may also be of relevance to other service areas and client groups. It will assist them to put into place training and support for staff. It may also be useful as a direct reference document for staff, family carers and others, although this should generally be as part of a coordinated management strategy.
This Dementia tool published by Progress for Providers will help you check the progress in delivering a personalised service for people living with Dementia. It asks you to look at the practices, policies, knowledge and skills of you and your workers and at the experience of the person with dementia and their family.
Click here to view the PDF.
This using assistive technology to support personalisation in social care guide published by the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) provides a range of ideas on how to use assistive technology to improve the lives of others. There are a range of stories from other organisations on how they have integrated the use of technology and it covers a range of different services and environments.
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No Assumptions: A Narrative for personalised, coordinated care and support in mental health is a resource to help NHS, council commissioners and providers of services organise person-centred care based on what people with live experience of mental illness say is important to them.
The resource was co-produced by TLAP and National Voices with people with mental health needs from TLAP’s National Co-production Advisory Group, the National Survivor User Network, Mind, Rethink Mental Illness and Certitude.
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A set of resources to help individuals, groups, communities and neighbourhoods take a closer look at – and to reduce – loneliness.
JRF and JRHT’s Neighbourhood approaches to loneliness has been a three-year action research programme exploring and identifying what makes us feel lonely where we live and work and what we can all do about it – personally and professionally.
This resource pack brings together the lessons and experiences from the programme.
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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Housing 21 have produced new research which identifies the needs and aspirations of LGBT people in later life and looks at how housing and care providers can make a positive impact on their lives.
View the research document by clicking here
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This toolkit outlines a powerful and proven way of improving patients’ experience of services, and helps you to understand how it can help you meet your aims. A 2013 global survey discovered that EBCD projects had either been implemented, or were being planned in more than 60 health care organisations, in countries including Australia, Canada, England, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United States.
As well as step-by-step guidance, the toolkit includes videos of people who have taken part in EBCD projects. These help bring to life the successes and range of benefits that can result from implementing this type of improvement project. The toolkit also includes downloadable resources such as template forms, letters, presentations and other materials, to help you plan and carry out this approach.
More Information: http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/projects/ebcd
This Living Well through Activity in Care Homes toolkit from the College of Occupational Therapists (COH) is free to download and helps to address many of the complications caused by a lack of physical and mental stimulation including infections, preventable falls and depression.
The toolkit helps to promote dignity, physical and mental well being and integration into the wider community. There are 5 different versions available to download covering residents, family, owners/managers and commissioners.
To access the toolkit visit: http://www.cot.co.uk/living-well-care-homes
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.