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Footcare services for older people: a resource pack for commissioners and service providers

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
26p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

This publication is for commissioners and service providers. It explains why footcare is important and describes service providers, types of service, what good services should look like and what they should achieve, and developing services.

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European Year of Older People and Solidarity Between Generations 1993: historical report and evaluation

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
70p.
Place of publication:
London

Looks at the achievements of the European Year of Older People and Solidarity between Generations which occurred in 1993. Also gives an independent evaluation of the Year's activities.

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Review of care products: key messages

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Department of Health
Publication year:
2014
Pagination:
4
Place of publication:
London

The Department of Health invited representatives of the financial services industry to conduct a review of the market of products to fund care. These reports have identified opportunities for development of financial care products and the problems they might face. This short report presents key messages from the financial services industry, which briefly outlines the types of plans those entering care (mainly aged 75+), the ‘semi-retired’, and those of working age should make. It suggests the sorts of “products” that could help with care costs, e.g. Equity Release; and that certain conditions are also needed to create consumer demand for such products to make provision for care, for example helping people to access good financial advice. The review was supported by 3 industry-led working groups that looked a: consumers and the marketplace, housing and equity, and pensions and insurance. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Social care funding: statement of intent

Authors:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health, ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH INSURERS
Publisher:
Department of Health
Publication year:
2014
Pagination:
5
Place of publication:
London

The Department of Health invited representatives of the financial services industry to conduct a review of the care product market. The industry-led review found that the Care Bill went a long way to creating the right conditions, but that more work remained to be done. This statement of intent is a public commitment from the Department of Health and the financial services industry to work together to help people plan and prepare for the costs of their long term care. This includes creating the right conditions for the development of more financial care products and overcoming the barriers identified in t he industry led report into care products. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Government response to the House of Lords Select Committee on Public Service and Demographic Change report of session 2012-13: 'Ready for ageing?' Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Health

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
TSO
Publication year:
2013
Pagination:
40
Place of publication:
London

This Government welcomes the House of Lords Committee on Public Service and Demographic Change report 'Ready for ageing?', published on 14 March 2013. (HL 140 session 2012-13). The Government summarises its response as "Enabling people to live longer, more prosperous and healthier lives", and that it has "taken further major steps to address the challenges of an ageing society" since the report's publication. It responds to each theme in the Committee's report: extending working lives; secure retirement income; the health and care system; enabling, promoting and supporting independence; and looking to the future. It concludes that the House of Lords report "provides a valuable contribution to an ongoing public debate" and "It is vital that this remains a live issue for Government, the wider public sector and for society as a whole." (Original abstract)

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Research and development work relating to assistive technology 2011-12: presented to Parliament pursuant to section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2012
Pagination:
138p.
Place of publication:
London

Section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 requires a report to be laid before Parliament each year describing the research activity the government has funded to improve equipment for disabled and older people. This annual report describes the wide range of government funded projects supporting the development, introduction and evaluation of assistive technology that might increase the range of activities and independence or well-being of disabled and older people. The report aims to reflect research and development activity in relation to a wide range of impairments and health conditions and also to reflect the range of government funding programmes across health, social care, education, housing and employment. All the research into assistive technology included in the report is being funded by the UK government or by the European Union with participation from a UK organisation. During the period April 2011-March 2012, the Foundation for Assistive Technology (FAST) recorded 228 projects carrying out research and development activity in assistive technology, of which 82 concluded during the year. A complete listing of assistive technology research and development activity is included as an annex.

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Audiology: hearing services for older people

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
3p.
Place of publication:
London

This briefing outlines recent improvements in audiology services and provides information on a range of tools to help commissioners and providers.

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Making a strategic shift towards prevention and early intervention: key messages for decision makers

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
18p.
Place of publication:
London

This document is designed to provide practical guidance to local authorities and health communities on how to make a strategic shift to prevention and early intervention In doing this it draws on the experiences and evidence emerging from the first two years of the Partnerships for Older People Projects (POPP) programme and other related initiatives such as the Department for Work and Pensions’ Linkage Plus programme. The guide focuses on promoting the independence and wellbeing of older people and is intended to develop over time to include transferable learning for other client groups.

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Confidence in caring: a framework for best practice

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
37p.
Place of publication:
London

In a rapidly changing world it is vital that nursing continues to command the confidence and trust of patients. For the growing numbers of older people admitted to our busy hospital wards this is determined by the whole care experience; yet we constantly hear of deficiencies in caring. Confidence in caring developed in response to this. It emerged from a national project with patients, relatives and staff in several hospitals across the country; it aimed to help nurses meet the many challenges of caring today and put the values and ideals on which nursing is founded, into practice. Confidence in caring offers a shared language and shared understanding of what caring means for older people and describes what caring looks like so that it can be observed, improved and rewarded.

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Research and development work relating to assistive technology 2006-07: presented pursuant to section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
56p.
Place of publication:
London

Recent technological advances mean that, as well as research into the benefits of specific products, the systems, combinations of technologies and the way assistive technology interfacts with new mainstream technology are also researched. The Department of Health (DH) produces an annual report on this work: Research and development work relating to assistive technology. It covers the research and development work carried out by or on behalf of any Government department in relation to equipment that might increase the mobility, activities and independence or well being of disabled people and those suffering from long-term conditions. The annual reports are produced for DH by the Foundation for Assistive Technology (FAST).  FAST is a charity funded by DH that works with the assistive technology community to promote useful research and development for disabled and older people.

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