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Fluctuating needs: the Care Act 2014

Part of Care Act 2014

Under the Care Act 2014, assessments should reflect more accurately a comprehensive picture of people's needs - including how they change over time. In this film two people, one with mental health needs, the other with a physical disability, talk about their conditions, assessment, how their needs can fluctuate and the impact this has on the level of care and support they need. The film illustrates how the new requirement aims to recognise people as individuals by endorsing a much-needed degree of flexibility and responsive care, as well as offering valuable support for people with mental health and physical health conditions which may vary over time.

Quality in social care: achieving excellence in home care

In this video, we see examples of excellence in support offered to older people, people with learning disabilities and people with physical disabilities in their own homes. Focus is on the relationship between staff and the people they support because getting that right is fundamental to excellent care.

Personalisation for someone with a physical disability

Part of Personalisation

This film for health and social care commissioners and staff, personal assistants and people who use services, introduces Stephen Page, a man with MS. Having a personal budget has enabled Stephen to continue to attend events which help him to lead his chosen life and preserve his personal identity.

Will community-based support services make direct payments a viable option for black and minority ethnic service users and carers?

This discussion paper explains the latest legislation on direct payments and how it is meant to work. It also looks at why black and minority ethnic service users and carers are unable to fully embrace direct payments. Finally, it poses a number of questions that address ways in which direct payments services can be effective for black and minority ethnic service users and carers.

Adult placements and person-centred approaches

This guide offers quick and easy access to practice knowledge about adult placements and person-centred approaches. It includes key research findings; ideas from practice; details of relevant legislation, guidance and standards; and links to further information.

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