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Scottish Executive consultation: age and experience, consultation on the strategy for a Scotland with an ageing population

Author:
SCOTLAND: Scottish Executive
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2006
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
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Proposals to extend age discrimination legislation (age goods, facilities and services): consultation document

Author:
NORTHERN IRELAND. Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister
Publisher:
Northern Ireland. Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister
Publication year:
2015
Pagination:
118
Place of publication:
Belfast

This consultation sets out policy proposals to protect adults and young people aged 16 years and over from discrimination on the basis of age in relation to goods, facilities and services, charities, premises, education, public functions, and private clubs and associations. The scope of the proposals is therefore broader than goods, facilities and services alone. The proposals also cover health and social care and financial services, setting out the evidence of current discriminatory practice, scope and exceptions of proposals and how these would work in practice. The consultation ends on 8 October 2015. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Draft intergenerational practice strategy for Wales: consultation

Author:
WALES. Welsh Assembly Government
Publisher:
Wales. Welsh Assembly Government
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
21p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff

Wales has produced a draft strategy for promoting intergenerational activity in schools and the wider community.  It is envisaged that the framework will embed intergenerational practice in to the governments whole approach to communities, citizenship and integrated government.

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Age Concern's response to the Social Care Institute for Excellence consultation on the new vision for adult social care

Author:
AGE CONCERN
Publisher:
Age Concern
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
16p.
Place of publication:
London

The authors strongly challenge the distinction, made in SCIE’s introduction to the consultation, between ‘adults of working age’ and ‘older people’. It is misleading in that people are making, or would want to make, increasingly varied choices about how and when they withdraw from the workforce. It is discriminatory in that it implies that at a certain age (presumably 65) older people are no longer of ‘working age’. This assumption can – and does - encourage similar assumptions about the ability and right of older people to continue to contribute to and participate in society and to engage in personal and social development. This response represents an amalgamation of arguments drawn from existing Age Concern policies, research, and from Age Concern’s experience of providing care services.

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Nottingham City care homes: consultation report

Author:
AGE UK NOTTINGHAM & NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
Publisher:
Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire
Publication year:
2015
Pagination:
56
Place of publication:
Nottingham

Presents the findings of a consultation and engagement of older people, their families and those working within Nottingham City care homes, to gain an understanding of how they view the services they currently receive, how they can be improved, and what services they would like to receive in the future. Overall, the most frequently used services tended to be rated as good by the majority of respondents, with the exception of physiotherapy which had a higher proportion of responses rated as poor. There was a general desire for greater choice in terms of the way individuals lived their lives in the care home setting. Residents wanted to feel at home in their care home and to be supported to live their lives as independently as possible. Three quarters of relatives felt that there were not enough activities within city care homes and wanted to see more activities and stimulation e.g. a variety of daily activities and/or entertainment in the home, trips out to places of interest and music therapy, such as singing. A need for better partnership working was a recurring theme for care home staff, who also highlighted the need for visiting teams to respect the knowledge and experience of the care home staff. The main themes to emerge from future users’ responses were a positive, caring environment; appropriate activities for residents; high quality care staff; and treating residents as individuals. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Working together to reduce harm: delivery plan (2016-18): consultation document

Author:
WALES. Welsh Government
Publisher:
Wales. Welsh Government
Publication year:
2016
Pagination:
30
Place of publication:
Cardiff

Sets out how the Welsh Government, the NHS and other organisations will tackle the impact of substance misuse, including continuing to reduce the number of drug and alcohol-related deaths. The new plan focuses on a number of key measures, including raising awareness of the potentially lethal consequences of using new psychoactive substances more commonly known as ‘legal highs’, steroid and image enhancing drugs and risky drinking behaviours by older people. The plan also sets out measures to reduce the stigma of those looking for help with their substance misuse issues. It covers initiatives to: reduce the inappropriate use of prescription-only medicines and over-the-counter medicines; reduce the transmission of blood borne viruses among people with substance misuse issues; ensure appropriate referrals are made quickly to substance misuse services from primary and secondary care services and other relevant professionals; ensure people with alcohol-related brain damage are supported effectively; prevent homelessness and help people with substance misuse problems sustain tenancies; ensure substance misuse co-occurring with mental health problems is managed effectively; increase the availability of recovery-oriented substance misuse services; and improve the long-term outcomes of those affected by substance misuse through access to employment and education. The closing date for responses to the consultation on the delivery plan is 30 March 2016. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Making choices: meeting the current and future accommodation needs of older people: proposed criteria for change: consultation document

Author:
NORTHERN IRELAND. Health and Social Care Board
Publisher:
Northern Ireland. Health and Social Care Board
Publication year:
2013
Pagination:
72
Place of publication:
Belfast

The review of health and social care, ‘Transforming your care’ (2011) consulted on health and social care in Northern Ireland. One aim was to make home the hub of care for older people, with a recommendation to reduce the number of statutory residential care homes. This consultation document is the first in a two-stage consultation process, and outlines four criteria to be used as the basis for assessing the future role and function of statutory residential care for older people. The criteria are designed to be used by Trusts to assist decision making about the role of statutory provision in the context of planning suitable services for older people in the future. The proposed criteria are: availability and accessibility of alternative services; quality of care; care trends; and best use of public money. The consultation period runs from 29 November 2013 to 7 March 2014; but no final decisions on any individual home have been made and will not be made until both stages of consultation have been completed. (Edited publisher abstract)

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A framework for delivering integrated health and social care for older people with complex needs: consultation document

Author:
WALES. Welsh Government
Publisher:
Welsh Government
Publication year:
2013
Pagination:
14
Place of publication:
Cardiff

Wales already has a higher proportion of people aged over 85 than the other countries of the United Kingdom, and is likely to rise further in the next decade. This framework for integrated health and social care summarises the relevant policy and key principles; and provides clear definitions. It sets out the Welsh Government’s expectations for how all the different partners need to develop and deliver integrated health and social care services, not as something extra but as the normal way of working. It identifies what the evidence indicates as the core requirements on which to base local planning and delivery; and states the outcome-based indicators that will help establish the present baseline position and measure progress. In all, care delivery must be aimed at achieving improved user and patient care through better co-ordination of services; and the the recipient will have a greater say and more control over the care received. Responses to this consultation are required by 31 October 2013. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Charging arrangements for residential social care: consultation on issues concerning the current charging arrangements for residential social care

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
12p.
Place of publication:
London

In 2006-07, a stakeholder group convened by the Department of Health to consider the residential charging arrangements raised a number of issues about the charging regulations and guidance. This consultation seeks views on 4 of these issues and specifically on potential amendments to the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992, the National Assistance (Residential Accommodation) (Additional Payments and Assessment of Resources) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2001, the National Assistance (Residential Accommodation) (Relevant Contributions) (England) Regulations 2001 and the Charges for Residential Accommodation Guidance (CRAG). The consultation is about changes to the charging regulations regarding: the treatment of personal injury compensation, the treatment of single premium investment bonds, the introduction of a new disregard for pre-paid funeral plans, and deferred self top-ups during the 12 week property disregard. Responses are also sought regarding impact and equality impact of the proposals. The consultation document states that it is anticipated that these changes, on balance, will not have a significant impact on local authority budgets. The consultation period runs until 23 April 2010.

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Paying for care in Wales: creating a fair and sustainable system: green paper consultation on options for reform

Author:
WALES. Welsh Assembly Government
Publisher:
Wales. Welsh Assembly Government
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
50p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff

In 2008 the Welsh Assembly Government held a major consultation and engagement programme on the general direction that reform of the social care system should take. The results of that consultation have helped to shape the proposals set out in this Green Paper. Reponses are invited to questions on disability benefits, bringing money into the system, different funding options, ways to contribute and whether there should be a nationally or a locally determined funding system.

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