This briefing looks at how senior managers can improve the health, wellbeing and life chances of parents with mental health problems and their families. Better joined-up working between services for adults with mental health problems and childrens services is essential to achieving this.
Families resources and services
This At a glance summary identifies what needs to change to improve service planning, delivery and practice to help improve the health, wellbeing and life chances of families affected by parental mental ill health.
Part of Dementia
One of a series of e-learning resources from the Open Dementia e-learning programme which provides a general introduction to the dementia and the experience of living with dementia. This module aims to increase understanding of the person with dementia as a unique individual and the importance of knowing their background and life history. It also covers the need to be aware of the abilities people with a dementia retain, how dementia impacts on families, friends and community and the support that is needed.
Having a break: good practice in short breaks for families with children who have complex health needs and disabilities
Respite care good practice for complex health needs and disabilities
'Necessary stuff': the social care needs of children with complex health care needs and their families
This knowledge review sets out to identify what is known about the social care needs of children with complex health care needs (CHCN) and their families, and about the services designed to meet those needs.
, sensory impairments, learning disabilities, mental health, drug and alcohol problems, serious illnesses
This report focuses specifically on reducing risk in services to children and families by identifying and learning from near misses in children's services. It aims to start a debate about the management of risk at an organisational level and to support the introduction of the Children Act 2004 in England and Wales and the development of Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs).
SCIE Research briefings
A review of the literature on transition for young people with learning difficulties, families and professionals.The report for the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) brings together the findings from three inter-linked investigations relating to the information needs of young people, their parents and supporters at transition. It was undertaken over a six month period between October 2003 and March 2004 and included: focus group interviews with young people, their parents and supporters; a systematic review of the literature on transition; and a review of the information already available for young people, parents and professionals, including an evaluation of materials by young people and parents. The project was carried out by the Norah Fry Research Centre (NFRC) in partnership with North Somerset People First (NSPF) and the Home Farm Trust (HFT).
This report focuses on the policies and practices that can promote integrated services to families with alcohol, drug or mental health problems