TLAP Care Act survey for people with care and support needs, and carers

Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) is running a survey that asks how much of a difference the Care Act has made in the experience of people with care and support needs, and carers. There have been many Care Act surveys, but this one will be the first that specifically seeks their views. The results of the survey will be used to help the Department of Health identify problems and find solutions to inform future work on the Care Act.   Find out more about the TLAP Care Act survey. The closing date is the 4th October.  It should take about 10 minutes to fill in and participants can enter a prize draw to win £100 of shopping vouchers.   For more information about Think Local Act Personal, visit their website.      ...

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Digital tools creating real networks of care

Carers UK has just launched the Digital Resource for Carers, a solution that combines their own digital products and online resources with links to local information and support, providing a comprehensive online tool for carers which can reach them – … Digital tools creating real networks of care Source: Department of Health...

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Social Care News June 2016

Autism – plugging gaps in service provision and improving the healthcare experience ‘Although awareness of autism has increased in recent years, there are still considerable gaps in health and social care provision in the UK and elsewhere in the world’, explains Dr Silvana Unigwe, The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)’s Clinical Support Fellow for Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Read more Young Carers – tell us what you need It’s a fact of modern life that many of us will become carers at some point. For many young people that responsibility has come much sooner than anticipated. Read more New Making it Real guide for supported housing launches The launch of a new guide supporting the provision of supported housing fits that bill. Read more Effective support for carers must be built on trust and understanding ‘Caring can be a mixed blessing’, says Fatima Khan-Shah, Chair of Investors in Carers, as she introduces a Carers Charter – an initiative designed to help carers and organisations understand each other in the pursuit of improved support for carers, their families and friends. Read more It’s the little things that count – supporting great social work with carers With over 6.5 million carers across the UK, Lisa Smith, Research and Development Manager at Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA), believes we need to make supporting this unpaid workforce a priority. Read more How to support, engage and enthuse our volunteers Chief Executive of the third sector Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) Rhidian Hughes considers how organisations can recognise the three million plus volunteers supporting health and social care providers across England. Read more Source: Department of Health – Social Care...

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CQC’s monthly update for providers of adult social care services

Changes to registration guidance and application form We have updated our guidance on how to apply to cancel the registration for: a regulated activity or all regulated activities to make it clearer when an application will be rejected or refused, and the application to cancel one regulated activity to reflect the associated cancellation of any registered managers. New registration applications update We now have two different routes to register as a new service provider, depending on whether your registered managers are applying for new registrations, or are intending to continue in their current role, managing the same type of service and regulated activities at the same location(s). Read more here. Source: Care Quality...

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Technology and data in health and care

Map of technology and data in health and care Our new interactive map brings together a range of case studies from across England and the rest of world, highlighting places that are experimenting with and implementing new technologies to achieve better health outcomes. We will be exploring how better use of technology and data can transform outcomes for patients at our Digital Health and Care Congress on 5–6 July 2016. We will also discuss designing digital services around users’ needs at our seminar on 6 October 2016. Source: The King’s...

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