Voice, choice and control: how registered nurses, care and support staff in the care sector can support people to achieve these aims

Department of Health, November 2015

This document provides guidance on how registered nurses, care and support staff can enable relationship-centred care, and how they can work with others to achieve personalised care and support.

The guidance is for staff across a range of care settings, including care home staff and carers who look after people in their own homes.

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A Charge on Caring? Analysis Of the Use and Impact of Charges by Councils Providing Support to Unpaid Carers

Carers’ Trust, September 2015

This report finds that a growing number of councils are considering charging carers for the support they receive, putting them in financial difficulties and at risk of ill health. The research is based on Freedom of Information requests which were sent to 147 local authorities in England to find out how many are currently charging carers for support, the impact those charges are having on carers and the number of councils that will be debating the introduction of charges in the next twelve months.

Click here to read the full report.

Paying people who use services and carers who receive benefits and take part in involvement, participation and co-production

Social Care Institute for Excellence, May 2015

This At a glance briefing looks at benefit changes that can make it easier for people who use services and carers to get involved in paid co-production/participation in health and social care.

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Care After Death: Guidance for staff responsible for care after death (Second edition)

Hospice UK, May 2015

First published in 2011, the ‘Guidance for staff responsible for care after death’ showed that care after death is the first stage of a process which involves a range of professional groups and that coordinated working is vital if the process is to run smoothly. Endorsed by three royal colleges and other national organisations, the focus of the second edition has been extended to include recommendations relating to the training of staff and to addressing deaths in mental health services and prisons. Author: Jo Wilson on behalf of National Nurse Consultant Group (Palliative Care).

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Remember Me: Improving quality of life for people with Dementia and their carers through impact investment

Nesta, March 2015

This paper looks at the role of impact investing in funding and growing a new wave of social innovations that improving quality of life for people with dementia and their carers.

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Thinking about using a hidden camera or other equipment to monitor someone’s care?

Care Quality Commission, 12 February 2015

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published information for families, carers and those who use health and adult social care services to help people make appropriate decisions on the use of hidden cameras, or any type of recording equipment, to monitor someone’s care.

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Carers strategy: actions for 2014 to 2016

Department of Health, 30 October 2014

This document identifies the main actions for the next 2 years around supporting carers.  There is an overview of evidence gathered over the last few years. It also explains the main achievements in recognising and supporting carers during that time.

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