Guidance for those involved in the planning, shaping and delivery of support for adult carers, focusing on breaks and respite. Includes practice examples, primarily from England.
Short break care resources and services
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Drawing on a focused literature review combined with selected Carers UK Breaks Survey data, this summary report outlines key themes and issues relating to the provision of carers breaks and respite in England since the introduction of the Care Act 2014. Key messages from the research include: that the evidence base on the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of specific interventions for carers is weak; there is a tension between cost-effectiveness and what is valued by carers; and that carers cite a lack of flexibility, choice and accessibility as key concerns along with issues of cost and concerns around quality of current provision. The findings will be used to inform the development of guidance for commissioners and providers and the dissemination of advice and information tool for carers being produced by SCIE and Carers UK respectively.
This film for social care commissioners, people who use services and carers, and user-led organisations focuses on the work of micro-providers and demonstrates how their approach can be very flexible, creative and responsive to individual needs and preferences, enabling a move away from traditional services.
This film for parents, carers and disabled young people looks at how short breaks can be transformed through focusing on an all-encompassing service to disabled children, their families and carers. It highlights the importance of enabling children and young people to make decisions about their short breaks.
In this video, we hear about Leicestershire and Rutland Hospice’s family support service for the families and carers of people who are at the end of their lives. We hear from Benita who looks after her mother and has regular support and Trevor, a bereaved man, who found counselling helpful in dealing with his grief.
Part of Dementia
Training film for carers and care staff about Janet, who was diagnosed with early onset dementia at the age of 58. Her partner Jim illustrates the effects of a very rapid deterioration, plus the need for skilled, experienced support for carers – in this case provided by an Admiral Nurse.
Having a break: good practice in short breaks for families with children who have complex health needs and disabilities
Respite care good practice for complex health needs and disabilities
SCIE Research briefings
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