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Nutrition in community settings: a pathway and resource pack for health and social care professionals, the third sector, care home staff, relatives and carers

Author:
WALES. Welsh Assembly Government
Publisher:
Wales. Welsh Assembly Government
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
24p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff

Focusing on the importance of ensuring that vulnerable and frail adults (particularly older people) living in their own homes, or in other community settings such as care homes, eat well and healthily, the aim of this document is to improve standards of nutrition for people living in the community. It is in two parts. Part 1 contains a pathway showing the framework of advice and support available to people who either care for those living in community settings or whose professional work brings them into contact with people who may have eating difficulties. It includes a commentary with notes for the general public and community organisations, and for health care professionals. Part 2 contains a resource pack with publications, advice leaflets, links to other sources of information, sample risk classifications and care plan templates, designed to help people using the pathway to source information needed to manage situations effectively.

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Supplementary guidance for older people with dementia

Author:
CARE STANDARDS INSPECTORATE FOR WALES
Publisher:
Care Standards Inspectorate for Wales
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
21p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff

This supplementary guidance to the National Minimum Standards for Care Homes for Older People provides additional advice to inspectors when interpreting the relevant standards for people with dementia. It is not the intention of this guidance to replace or amend any particular standard. It does however take into account the Care Standards Act, associated regulations, NMS and relevant good practice literature.

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Preparing older people's strategies: linking housing to health, social care and other local strategies

Authors:
GREAT BRITAIN. Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health, HOUSING CORPORATION
Publisher:
Great Britain. Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
88p.
Place of publication:
London

This document provides guidance on the preparation of housing strategies that link housing to health, social care, and other local strategies. The guidance follows a whole systems approach which acknowledges that housing services are one of a number of other services that together make up the whole system that affects older citizens. All local authorities are required to have an older people’s housing strategy. This document provides a framework for producing a strategy using a sample template comprising the following sections: an executive summary; an introduction to the strategy, setting the local context; identifying the housing ingredients, needs and demand; how the current housing and service systems work; planning for the future; proposals and recommendations; and taking the strategy forward. This document is aimed at those responsible for planning and delivering the housing function, but may also have a wider audience in health, social care, regeneration and planning.

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Making a strategic shift to prevention and early intervention: a guide

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
99p.
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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Charging for residential accommodation guide

Authors:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health, GREAT BRITAIN. Welsh Office
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
1v.,looseleaf.
Place of publication:
London

Guidance issued under Section 7(1) of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970. Contains guidance on the procedures for charging adults placed by Local Authorities in residential accommodation, including nursing homes. Also includes: guide; National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992; and commencement order for sections 21, 22, 23 and 24 of the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983.

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Charging for Residential Accommodation Guide (CRAG): in support of the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 (S.I. 1992/2977)

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2014
Pagination:
116
Place of publication:
London

This guidance is issued under Section 7(1) of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 which requires local authorities to exercise social services functions under guidance of Secretary of State. It provides statutory guidance to local authorities on how to interpret the regulations on charging for residential care. This updated version takes into account the changes to the Personal Expenses Allowance (PEA) introduced by virtue of SI. 2014 No. 582. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Older people with dementia: handbook for CSSIW inspectors on implementing regulations and national minimum standards in care homes

Author:
CARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES INSPECTORATE WALES
Publisher:
Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
50p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
Cardiff

This handbook provides advice to inspectors on implementing regulations and national minimum standards in relation to care homes for people with dementia. The document gives increasing emphasis to the identification of good practice in relation to service users’ well-being and makes reference to the model of Person Centred Care.

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Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000: communication and assessing capacity: a guide for social work and health care staff

Author:
KILLEEN Jan
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Government
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
40p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This guide was produced to support professionals in assessing the capacity of individuals who may come under protection of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. This guide is primarily for social work and health care staff in Scotland, including care managers, clinical psychologists, and medical practitioners. The starting point for assessing someone’s capacity to make a particular decision is always the assumption that the individual has capacity.

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Guidance for CSIW staff on applying the national minimum standards (physical standards) to existing care homes for older people and younger adults

Author:
CARE STANDARDS INSPECTORATE FOR WALES
Publisher:
Care Standards Inspectorate for Wales
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
13p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff

The regulatory requirements for Care Homes are set out in the Care Homes (Wales) Regulations 2002 and under the Care Standards Act. Decisions of CSIW must be justified by reference to the Regulations and must take the national minimum standards into account. It is necessary to explore the meaning of “taking into account” the national minimum standards. The national minimum standards were introduced to bring increased consistency into regulatory practice with the overall aim of improving protection and quality of life for service users. Section 23 of the Care Standards Act 2000 requires that the CSIW takes into account the national minimum standards when making regulatory decisions.

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Direct payments for self-directed care: draft policy and practice guidance

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive Health Department Adult Support and Protection Unit
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive. Health Department
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
93p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

Draft guidance on direct payments is presented for consultation. It is split into three parts. Part 1 is an introduction to direct payments for anyone who is thinking this could be the right approach for the. Part 2 describes how to set up simple and effective direct payments schemes, and is principally directed at local authority staff. Part 3 goes into greater depth about how direct payments apply to some groups, for example disabled children and mental health service users.

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