Understanding recovery from a family perspective: A survey of life in recovery for families

Alcohol Research UK, August 2018

This report confirms the need for a focus on families, as well as individual substance users, when planning treatment and recovery interventions. It shows that family members are both a resource to support recovery and people whose own lives can be transformed through recovery. Supporting families is essential to developing an integrated approach to reducing alcohol harms, and understanding the experiences of family members plays a key role in achieving this goal.

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Estimates of the number of children who live with opiate users, England 2014/15

Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute, August 2018

This report summarises the latest results from a project to estimate the number of children who live with opiate users, England 2014/15.

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Supporting the health and wellbeing of military families

Public Health England, December 2015

Health professionals such as health visitors, midwives and school nursing teams working with stakeholders, including social care, early years and education providers, have a crucial role in identifying children of military families. They can work with parents to improve health outcomes, particularly in terms of emotional health and wellbeing.  This document supports health visitors and school nurses to deliver improved outcomes, and outlines aspirations for service delivery.

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Help them home: the challenges facing the families of older patients

Royal Voluntary Service, December 2015

This study, from Royal Voluntary Service, explores the experiences of families of older patients during hospital discharge and transition and reveals that while family networks come together at the point of crisis, many are unable to continue that support at home when their older relatives leave hospital.  The Royal Voluntary Service calls on communities, local authorities and the NHS to work in partnership to provide more volunteers in hospitals and support vulnerable older people in their homes following discharge from hospital.

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