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Lessons learned from the CQC’s Local Systems Reviews Support Programme

Part of Integrated care

Short report highlighting insights and recommendations from SCIE's work supporting local areas following Care Quality Commission local system reviews. The reviews aimed to understand how services are working together to meet the needs of people who move between health and care services, with a focus on people aged over 65. The recommendations highlight the need for any area developing plans to tackle the interface between health and care to: engage all local partners in planning; clarify governance arrangements to ensure ownership and delivery of action plans are clear; align plans with existing programmes; balance short-term fixes with longer-term improvements; and consider the use of external facilitators to challenge and support planning. The insights will be useful for leaders responsible for developing integrated working within health and wellbeing boards, local authorities and clinical commissioning groups.

The 100-year life: the role of housing, planning and design

Part of Future of care

One in three children born in the UK today can expect to live to 100 – presenting challenges and opportunities to innovate. Co-producing housing, planning and design solutions with older people can support us to live independently in our own homes for longer – and generate new markets. This report – written in conjunction with Design Council and the Centre for Ageing Better - sets out recommendations for central and local government, builders, planners, designers and lenders.

Tackling loneliness and social isolation: the role of commissioners

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.

Recognising and preventing delirium

This quick guide from NICE and SCIE will help care home managers and their staff to recognise the symptoms of delirium and to understand what they can do to prevent it.

Better home care for older people

This guide is for people who use home care, their families and their carers. It describes the standard of care you should expect from a home care provider and explains what you should do if your provider is failing to deliver good care.

Dignity in care: nutrition for older people in care homes

Dignity in care can be promoted by providing a choice of nutritious, appetising meals, that meet the needs and choices of individuals, and support with eating where needed.This film highlights the role of good nutritional care and hydration for older people living in residential care homes

Dignity in care: nutrition for older people at home

Dignity in care can be promoted by providing a choice of nutritious, appetising meals, that meet the needs and choices of individuals, and support with eating where needed. This film highlights the role of good nutritional care and hydration for older people living in their own homes.

Dignity in care: communication

Good communication can help people to maintain their dignity. Communication in practice can mean asking people how they prefer to be addressed and to respect their wishes; or giving people information about their care and support in advance.

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