This film highlights the importance of commissioning good quality person-centred home care for older people with complex needs.
Older people resources and services
This briefing summarises the seven challenges set out by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s (JRF) A Better Life programme which will help older people with high support needs achieve a better quality of life. It identifies key SCIE resources that will support people working in social care address each of the challenges in their practice and relationships with older people with high support needs and achieve the overall aim of supporting choice, control and quality in their lives. The challenges cover: encouraging positive images of ageing; taking a person centred approach to care; encouraging importance of meaningful relationships; treating older people as equal stakeholders in their care and support services; allowing older people with high support needs to make decisions; and being open to innovative and new approaches of providing care and support.
Fair Access to Care Services: a guide about prioritising eligibility for care and support
GP services for older people: a guide for care home managers. This guide supports partnership working between care home staff and GPs to improve access for residents to good medical services.
Part of Reablement
A practice guide to support the commissioning and delivery of high-quality, cost-effective reablement services.
Enhancing staff development through supervision (residential setting)
This short report is an evidence overview of key pieces of UK research between 2007 and 2012, which focused on the implementation and uptake of personal budgets and direct payments for older people (including those with dementia) in England. It is not a systematic research review or an exhaustive examination of published research on the topic. Rather, it aims to give an overview of the main themes of research findings which help to identify the challenges and solutions to improving choice and control for older people (including those living with dementia) through the use of personal budgets and direct payments. Issues covered include: culture and system change; making choices and decisions; information and advice; direct payments and support services; understanding allowance and spend; budget management, monitoring and review; risk management and contingency planning; and older people living with dementia.
This review looks at key challenges to successful implementation of personal budgets for older people and has started to identify positive practice and solutions.
Part of Co-production
This is a summary of research literature on the participation and co-production of older people with high support needs. Benefits and barriers are identified and examples of good practice are listed. The conclusion offers recommendations for improving practice.
Part of Co-production
This briefing summarises a review of literature and a small-scale survey of good practice on the participation and co-production of older people with high support needs. It looks at the benefits and barriers to participation; highlights two research programmes involving older people with high support needs. Recommendations for improved practice are also listed. It is noted that the evidence base for the review was limited as relevant material was either about participation as it relates generally to older people or was about older people with high support needs but contained very little reference to participation.