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Quality of life resources and services

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Arts in care homes

Involving people who live in care homes in the creative arts can delight, inspire and even bring health benefits. Written in association with the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA), this resource offers care teams, including activity providers, many practical ideas on how to get started.

Older people and quality of life: better life in the community

This video for older people care services and social workers, shows older people with high support needs who live in the community. They talk about what is important in their lives and how they like to be treated. It is based around the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s A Better Life programme.

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.

Getting to know the person with dementia: the importance of memories

Part of Dementia

This film for health and care staff and managers highlights the importance of getting to know the person with dementia. Learning about their memories and experiences, understanding the person's history and their likes and dislikes. It won its category (Best factual new media) at the Older People Media Awards 2013.

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.

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