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Better life for older people with high support needs: the role of social care

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.

The dementia environment at home

Part of Dementia

This film for carers, people with dementia, social workers and care staff shows how simple changes to create a more dementia-friendly home environment can have a positive impact on a person living with dementia's emotional wellbeing and independence.

The dementia environment in a care home

Part of Dementia

This film for care staff, managers and local authorities illustrates how simple changes to create a more dementia-friendly care home environment can have a positive impact on a person living with dementia's emotional wellbeing and independence.

The role of carers and families in reablement

This film for health and adult social care commissioners and people who use reablement and their carers introduces Jill Hunter, who was recently discharged from hospital with limited mobility. We hear how crucially important it is for families and carers to buy into the reablement ethos and contribute to its success

The business case for reablement

This film for health and adult social care commissioners introduces reablement, which we see in operation with Jill Hunter, recently discharged from hospital following surgery. We also see how investment in a ‘step-down’ reablement unit has facilitated far more hospital discharges, reducing health costs.

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