Drawing on a focused literature review combined with selected Carers UK Breaks Survey data, this summary report outlines key themes and issues relating to the provision of carers breaks and respite in England since the introduction of the Care Act 2014. Key messages from the research include: that the evidence base on the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of specific interventions for carers is weak; there is a tension between cost-effectiveness and what is valued by carers; and that carers cite a lack of flexibility, choice and accessibility as key concerns along with issues of cost and concerns around quality of current provision. The findings will be used to inform the development of guidance for commissioners and providers and the dissemination of advice and information tool for carers being produced by SCIE and Carers UK respectively.
Commissioning resources and services
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Arranging services for people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges: a quick guide for commissioners
Part of Commissioning quality care
People with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges should have the support they need to live how and where they want. Organising and developing services in the right way is the first step to making this happen. This guide focuses on achieving good outcomes for people through effective commissioning.
Part of Prevention and wellbeing
With one million people aged 65 and over in the UK reporting they are often or always lonely, few would refute the need to tackle this issue. However, loneliness and social isolation are conditions that are difficult to identify, complex to address and hard to resolve. The evidence base for interventions to address the problems of loneliness and social isolation is emerging but inconclusive at this stage.
Part of Asset-based places
Report from SCIE Roundtable held on 12 February 2015
This briefing provides 10 top tips designed to help commissioners to provide good quality Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) services. The tips cover: understanding the role and responsibilities of IMHA; co-production; strategic needs assessment and asset mapping; outcome-based commissioning, quality and cost; meeting diverse needs; engaging with IMHA providers; IMHA and other forms of advocacy; non-instructed advocacy; out of area placements; and links with health service commissioners.
Part of Co-production
Resources created to support people with dementia, their carers and staff working in dementia services providing practical tips, tools and activities to help you in your work with dementia
This guide is aimed at health and social care commissioners of home care services for older people with complex needs.
This film for commissioners of home care highlights the importance of commissioning good quality person-centred home care for older people with complex needs.
Part of Integrated care
This guide is about providing good care and support for people who want to die at home
Part of e-Learning courses
e-Learning course for health and care workers describing reablement, how it differs from home care and intermediate care, and why and how the service should be delivered.
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