Developing an integration scorecard – A model for understanding and measuring progress towards health and social care integration

In April 2017 the Department of Health commissioned SCIE to undertake research and stakeholder engagement to: Identify an overarching framework for what good health and social care integration looks like, and Propose a set of metrics for measuring progress towards the government’s ambition of full integration. This takes forward SCIE’s…

Thinking Ahead tool kit that family carers and/or individuals can use to plan ahead for their family members when they will no longer be around to supported them, rather than leave things to chance or statutory services to figure out

I’m Thinking Ahead is an easy read guide for people with learning disabilities that sits alongside the original Thinking Ahead guide and covers: How to plan How to make choices How to get the right housing and support Both of the guides are now also available as a downloadable pdf which…

Training package called ‘Learn with Me’ that has been co-produced with Family Carers and Local Authority Staff in London Borough of Islington.

Training package called ‘Learn with Me’ that has been co-produced with Family Carers and Local Authority Staff in London Borough of Islington. Here is the link to the website which explains the project, and has a 3 minute clip from the 45 minute film: http://www.centre404.org.uk/learnwithus/welcome Excerpt from the website: A good three…

New research: LGBT inclusivity in care homes

New research http://www.bristol.ac.uk/policybristol/policy-briefings/inclusive-care-homes/ from the University of Bristol on developing inclusive care homes for older people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT). The research found that care home staff and managers often lack knowledge about the delivery of personalised care to older LGBT residents.  Moreover, older LGBT…

#iCAreatChristmas campaign

Just in time for the launch of Age UK’s annual loneliness campaign, a heart-warming Christmas video has been created by a London council to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by many older and vulnerable people across the capital during the festive season. Barking and Dagenham Council has produced a…

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