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Quality in social care: achieving excellence in supported living services

In this video, we see examples of excellence in supported living settings. It shows people with learning disabilities and mental health problems finding employment, developing skills, and becoming more independent, and looks at the role of social care staff in supporting people to improve their lives.

Living with young onset dementia

Part of Dementia

This video for dementia health and care managers and staff shows two people who were diagnosed with dementia in their 50s. They are both supported by the Forget Me Not Centre, which provides counselling and support to younger people with dementia and takes a reablement approach.

Reablement: maintaining independence

This video is for health and care commissioners and staff and people at risk of falling. It shows preventive support that can be described as early intervention. People talk about how they are benefitting from the falls prevention service and exercise classes.

Telecare - providing more personalised care

This film is for health and social care commissioners, and people thinking about using telecare for their support needs and their supporters. It demonstrates a range of the available technology and shows how it has helped to maintain people’s independence, reducing their reliance on carers.

Prevention: Reablement

This film for health and social commissioners and people using reablement provides an introduction to home care reablement. Reablement is a relatively new service aimed at supporting people to regain independence that may have been reduced or lost through illness or disability.

Telecare - the ethical debate

This video for social care commissioners and staff describes some of the ethical concerns of using telecare and offers practical advice about overcoming them and ensuring people who use it gain the maximum benefit offered by telecare technology.

Working together to promote independence

This video for social care managers and staff shows how principles of the SCIE/NICE guidance on promoting the health and wellbeing of looked after children are working in practice. It shows two schemes for care leavers which are helping them move to independence.

Safeguarding adults: an independent life after abuse

The video focuses on Philip who suffered physical, financial and emotional abuse in the family home for many years. He has learning disabilities and cerebral palsy. When Philip finally disclosed the abuse, he was supported to leave the family home. He now lives a full and independent life.

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