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.
GP services for older people a guide for care home managers from SCIE.
The health and wellbeing of older people in care homes depends on them accessing GP services in a timely way. Effective joint working between GP and care home management, the involvement of residents and their relatives and the engagement of care staff are factors that can affect the outcome and lead to quality improvements.
This guide is primarily written for managers and senior staff of care homes but it has also been written with GPs in mind, as well as members of clinical commissioning groups and joint health and wellbeing boards.
More information: http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/guides/guide52
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
The national Dignity in Care website has published updated their resource packs for Dignity Action Day 2015 which will be held on the 1st February 2015. The packs contain suggestions for events, activity resources and templates for newsletters. Click here to view the resource packs Click here for a list of events that will be […]