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CSSR scheme update: May 2008

Author:
CARE SERVICES IMPROVEMENT PARTNERSHIP. Care Services Efficiency Delivery Programme
Publisher:
Care Services Improvement Partnership. Care Services Efficiency Delivery Programme
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
99p.
Place of publication:
London

This update gives a national map of coverage, regional summary, notes on Fair Access to Care Services level and application and on services subject to charge, and a listing by region and area.

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Homecarer

Publisher:
United Kingdom Home Care Association Ltd

The United Kingdom Home Care Association’s newsletter keeps members up-to-date with current issues in domiciliary care and the work of the UKHCA board.

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A kingdom of care: the development of home care services in the Fife region

Authors:
BOWMAN Allan, CASSIDY Peter
Journal article citation:
Social Work in Europe, 1(3), 1994, pp.60-64.
Publisher:
Russell House

Outlines the criteria which govern how Fife Council provides services - CLANS (Choice Local Accessible Non-discriminatory Standards).

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Home Care's guiding force

Author:
FIELDING Nick
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 5.4.90, 1990, pp.14-15.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Interviews Lucianne Sawyer, chair of the UK Home Care Association.

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Valuing carers 2015: the rising value of carers' support

Authors:
YEANDLE Sue, BUCKNER Lisa
Publisher:
Carers UK
Publication year:
2015
Pagination:
24
Place of publication:
London

This report provides an estimate of the economic value of unpaid carers in the UK economy and updates previous estimates published by Carers UK in 2011. Key findings estimate the economic value of the contribution made by carers in the UK is £132 billion per year, almost double its value in 2001. This is close to the total annual cost of health spending in the UK which was £134.1 billion in 2014-15. The report then looks at why the value of care has increased and identifies three main factors: an increase in the number of hours of care provided by carers, an increase in the number of carers, and a reduction in home care support by local authorities. Recommendations include the need to address the underfunding of social care, improve financial support for carers and the introduction of a right to paid care leave. Appendices provide figures for local authorities (England, Wales & Scotland) and Health and Social Care Trusts (Northern Ireland) on the number of carers and their value for 2015. Comparisons are also provided for 2001 and 2011. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Domiciliary care services for adults in Northern Ireland (2011)

Author:
NORTHERN IRELAND. Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Publisher:
Northern Ireland. Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
37
Place of publication:
Belfast

This report summarises information collected from Health & Social Care (HSC) Trusts on adults receiving domiciliary care services from the statutory and independent sectors during the survey week 18th – 24th September 2011. It details information on the numbers of clients receiving domiciliary care, visits, contact hours and intensive domiciliary care provision.

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Comparing the features of key-safe access solutions to support community care

Authors:
WILLIAMS Gareth, KING Peter
Journal article citation:
Journal of Assistive Technologies, 4(3), September 2010, pp.13-19.
Publisher:
Emerald

Key-safes have become a backbone of community care, enabling formal carers to access the homes of people receiving routine homecare services or emergency services such as telecare. People need to have confidence in their security features if they are to wholeheartedly accept the need for keeping a key available in a safe at all times. A project was undertaken to compare the features of a number of popular key-safes on the market in the UK. Tests were done to attempt forced entry using common tools. All of the key-safes were forced open within a minute of intensive attack, apart from the Supra GE C500 which could not be opened by force. As well as security, the study also investigated the subjective opinions of a panel of relevant stakeholders on issues such as aesthetics, value for money and usability. The article concludes that the newest device on the market, the Supra GE C500, was significantly more secure than its rivals, and was the only model in the trial to satisfy domestic security standards for front doors. It is proposed that all key-safes should be required to achieve a national standard for resistance to forced entry before they can be considered for use as part of a homecare or telecare package in the UK.

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Home care services, Scotland, 2009

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Government National Statistics
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Government National Statistics
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
15p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

The purpose of this statistics release is to present the latest national figures for home care services provided or purchased by local authorities in Scotland. All local authorities in Scotland provide home care services which give people the support, practical help and personal care that they need to live as independently as possible in the community. All figures relate to the week which includes 31st March 2009 and are provisional.

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Benefits of homecare re-ablement for people at different levels of need

Author:
CARE SERVICES IMPROVEMENT PARTNERSHIP. Care Services Efficiency Delivery Programme
Publisher:
Care Services Improvement Partnership. Care Services Efficiency Delivery Programme
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
49p.
Place of publication:
London

This document seeks to add to the existing body of evidence by providing further examples of homecare re-enablement services. Previous work and the benefits are described, followed by 14 case studies, further updates and other information in appendices.

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Home care services, Scotland, 2008

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Government National Statistics
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Government National Statistics
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
14p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

The purpose of this statistics release is to present the latest national figures for home care services provided or purchased by local authorities in Scotland. All local authorities in Scotland provide home care services which give people the support, practical help and personal care that they need to live as independently as possible in the community. All figures relate to the first week in April and are provisional.

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