Social Care News June 2016

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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 News

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