Supporting carers in end of life care: an introductory programme

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.

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Best practice guide to end-of-life care for people with a learning disability

Best practice guide to end-of-life care for people with a learning disability

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.

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Guide to prepare people when someone is dying

Guide to prepare people when someone is dying

A new guide to prepare people when someone is dying has today (25 March, 2015) been published by the National Council for Palliative Care. The guide is intended to help address serious concerns raised by friends, family members and carers of dying people as well as health and social care professionals about the current inconsistent provision of information about the dying process.

Click here to view the PDF.

Working together resource pack

The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) has published a working together resource pack which aims to raise awareness and understanding the importance of working together to support people in end of life care.

Click here to view the resource pack.

End of Life and palliative care: Thinking about the words we use

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.

Click here to view the video on their website.

Working together to improve end of life care

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.

Resource: http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Skills/End-of-life-care/Working-together-to-improve-end-of-life-care.aspx

Training on end of life care for domiciliary care staff

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 marketing@skillsforcare.org.uk

It is also available to download from Skills for Care website skillsforcare.org.uk/endoflifecare

End of Life Care Tool to Improve Person-Centred Care

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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Report: What people want at the end of life

27/08/2013 End of Life

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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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10 Questions to ensure good end of life care in your area

06/08/2013 End of Life

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This 10 Questions to ensure good end of life care in your area publication focuses on health and social care in England. Whether you are somebody who wants to champion end of life care in your area, an MP or Councillor wanting to influence or scrutinise local decision-makers, or a commissioner or service provider trying to make the case for change and build local partnerships, this publication is intended to help you ask the right questions of the right people.

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  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • Advance Planning for People with Bipolar Disorder Guide

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    This free Advanced Planning for People with Bipolar Disorder guide has been developed by NHS and university partners and is based on extensive research involving people with Bipolar Disorder. We feel it has huge potential to support people with Bipolar Disorder by helping them to retain control as well as protect their welfare, property and […]

  • Social Care TV - Free resource for learning in social care

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    Social Care TV is a large library of videos on social care, covering adults and young people services, it is run by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).  It is free to access and focuses on the English care system but can used across the United Kingdom.  All the films on Social Care TV […]