Health Management and Policy Alert

Care provision fit for a future climate This report examines how far existing care homes and other care provision facilities are fit for a future climate. Hotter, drier summers with heatwaves of greater frequency and intensity have serious implications for the UK’s ageing population. This report reviews existing evidence and presents primary research in four case study care settings (two residential and two extra care) in England to assess the risks of summertime overheating, and investigate the preparedness of the care settings, both now and in the future.    ...

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Health Management and Policy Alert

State of caring 2016 This report shows that, one year on from the implementation of the Care Act 2014 – designed to improve support for carers – carers in England are still struggling to get the support they need to care well, maintain their own health, balance work and care, and have a life of their own outside of caring. It calls for the government, local authorities and health bodies to redouble their efforts to support England’s 5.4 million unpaid carers, arguing that squeezed public services and financial pressures are pushing carers to the brink....

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Health and wellbeing boards directory

They launched their map-based directory of health and wellbeing boards in 2012 to help you find the latest information and policies relating to each board in England.  They are now in the process of updating and re-designing the directory.  If you would like to submit your details please email:...

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2016 GSK IMPACT Award winners

Our congratulations to the 10 charities that have won 2016 GSK IMPACT Awards for their outstanding contributions to improving people’s health and wellbeing. And as we celebrate the winners, programme manager Lisa Weaks considers the invaluable role that volunteering plays in health and...

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Personalised care and support planning tool – from TLAP

Check out TLAP ‘s (Think Local Act Personal) online tool designed to inform and guide leaders, commissioners, planners, clinicians and practitioners through designing and delivering personalised care and support planning for people with a variety of health and social care needs. This is done through a series of case study scenarios, developed with people in the field, clinicians, social care managers, voluntary sector partners and people with lived experience of care. The tool was commissioned by the DH, LGA and ADASS in support of Care Act 2014. Personalised care & support planning tool...

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Dementia 2020 conference

The Dementia 2020 conference will be held a Church House, Westminster on 12th April 2016. Confirmed speakers include Professor Alistair Burns CBE, National Clinical Direcotr for Dementia NHS England, Gillian Leng CBE, Director for Health and Social Care National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Dr Eric Karran, Director of Research at Alzheimer’s Research UK. View the agenda here- http://dementia2020.co.uk/index.php/dementia-2020-agenda and to register to attend, follow this link-...

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