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The purpose of this guide is to support commissioners and providers of social care services to work effectively with refugees and asylum seekers.
This accessible five minute film provides a simple but authoritative overview of qualifying patients’ right to independent mental health advocacy. It also covers how advocates can help and what the benefits are for people who use services.
Understanding Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) for people who use mental health services including carers. People who are detained under the Mental Health Act can use the services of IMHA. This publication includes what is IMHA, who can use IMHA and what does IMHA do.
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.
A website providing looked after children and young people with information and advice about the care and support they can receive and the choices they have. The site also offers useful suggestions and advice to those looked-after young people who are preparing to live on their own. Sections of the site cover: Making changes; Keeping in touch, which covers friends, families and former carers; Health, including physical and emotional health; Choices; Education; and Living by yourself. Each sections includes the views of young people have been in care and links to additional information and resources. The resource has been developed with the help of looked after children. The website was produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, with the support of Voice, The Who Cares? Trust and the Fostering Network.
This At a glance summary looks at good practice in social care for refugees and asylum seekers. It is primarily aimed at service commissioners and providers working in local authorities in children’s and adults’ services
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