This briefing is a summary of older peoples and carers experiences of using self-directed support and personal budgets.
Older people resources and services
Keeping personal budgets personal: learning from the experiences of older people, people with mental health problems and their carers
A report into the experiences of older people and people with mental health problems in using personal budgets.
Supporting black and minority ethnic older people's mental wellbeing: accounts of social care practice
Report looking at practitioners' accounts of their practice in promoting the wellbeing of older people from BME backgrounds the UK.
SCIE research briefing 34: communication training for care home workers: outcomes for older people, staff, families and friends
This briefing draws on a range of UK and internationally published research to look at training to improve nursing and residential care workers' communication skills.
SCIE guide to age equality and age discrimination in social care
How we become who we are: the teaching and learning of human growth and development, mental health and disability on qualifying social work programmes: draft report
This practice survey explores teaching and learning about mental health and disability within the human growth and development (HGD) curriculum on qualifying social work programmes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
This At a glance summary examines how residential care homes can engage with local communities and 'live and breathe' a culture that promotes personalised services.
This At a glance summary examines the use of restraint in care homes and approaches to minimise its use.
SCIE report 25 describes the findings of a small-scale study into the complex issues facing care homes around restraint and how care home managers and staff have developed strategies for avoiding or minimising its use
SCIE report 26 describes the findings of a small-scale study into the complex issues facing care homes around restraint and how care home managers and staff have developed strategies for avoiding or minimising its use