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Keeping control: complete direct payments guide for people over 65

Author:
COUNSEL AND CARE
Publisher:
Counsel and Care
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
61p.
Place of publication:
London

A step-by-step guide to using direct payments for people over 65. Together with its shorter companion, the brief direct payments guide, it aims to support and encourage people to take up the scheme.

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Independent advocacy

Author:
COUNSEL AND CARE
Publisher:
Counsel and Care
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
33p.
Place of publication:
London

Independent advocacy is a one-to-one partnership between an independent advocate and an older person who needs support in order to secure or exercise their rights, choices and interests. This factsheet looks at what independent advocacy is, and what it is not, when it may be needed, the importance of the relationship between the Independent Advocate and the older person (advocacy partner), how others (professionals/carers/ family) may respond to advocacy, and how and when to access it.

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Home care: using direct payments

Author:
COUNSEL AND CARE
Publisher:
Counsel and Care
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
41p.
Place of publication:
London

User-friendly factsheet intended for enquirers, and directly relevant to older people, their families and carers. This item deals with using direct payments.

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Extra care housing

Author:
COUNSEL AND CARE
Publisher:
Counsel and Care
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
27p.
Place of publication:
London

Extra care housing is part of the provision of support which is available to more frail older people to enable them to continue living independently for as long as possible. Extra care housing may suit older people who need a high level of personal care, but who are otherwise able to live independently on their own. This factsheet gives information about extra care housing provision, how to access it, and how to fund a place in such a scheme.

Book

Last rights: a study of how death and dying are handled in residential care and nursing homes

Author:
COUNSEL AND CARE
Publisher:
Counsel and Care
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
54p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Report of a study of how death is faced and supported in 6 residential care and nursing homes, providing models of good practice.

Book

People not parcels: a discussion document to explore the issues surrounding the use of electronic tagging on older people in residential care and nursing homes

Author:
COUNSEL AND CARE
Publisher:
Counsel and Care
Publication year:
1993
Pagination:
7p.
Place of publication:
London
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A charter for change: reforming care and support for older people, their families and carers

Author:
COUNSEL AND CARE
Publisher:
Counsel and Care
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
35p.
Place of publication:
London

'A Charter for Change' report provides a radical new framework for social care which government must adopt to meet 'care funding gap'. Informal and private care is plugging a funding gap of £25k for every disabled person over the age of 65 in Britain today. Counsel and Care is calling for 2008 to be the year of the care debate and urges Government to adopt its radical new framework.

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Abuse: older people at risk

Author:
COUNSEL AND CARE
Publisher:
Counsel and Care
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
25p.
Place of publication:
London

User-friendly factsheet intended for enquirers, and directly relevant to older people, their families and carers. This item deals with older people at risk from abuse;

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Housing decisions and options in later life

Author:
COUNSEL AND CARE
Publisher:
Counsel and Care
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
33p.
Place of publication:
London

Most older people will make one or more house moves after retirement. This may be for a better quality of life, or in preparation for the future, but may also be in response to a crisis, or a change in circumstances. This factsheet describes the support available and the main options open to older people when making decisions about accommodation.

Book

Compassionate friends

Author:
COUNSEL AND CARE
Publisher:
Counsel and Care
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
56p.
Place of publication:
London

This booklet encapsulates the history of the charity - which has touched thousands of people's lives since it was established in the early 1950s - in parallel with many changes in the development of the National Health Service and care for the older person. The charity lobbies and liases with government and local authorities. It carries out joint studies with academia, and researches projects on behalf of large charitable funds. It provides professional training for carers, has developed its capability as a professional guide to good practice, and strengthened its advocacy role.

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