Sometime in the next few months, the transition from Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) to Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) will begin. Hugh Constant, Head of Practice Development, Consultancy and Training at the Social Care Institute for Excellence, looks ahead to what the changes will mean in practice.
Care and support
I already know what one of my new year’s resolutions will be for next year: we continue to work together to build a vision for better social care. That’s what collectives such as Social Care Future, a broad movement committed …
Getting involved in Self Care Week isn't difficult, It shouldn’t interfere with or make life harder; if anything it should make it better and give you a chance to enhance your life. It doesn’t have to cost a lot either, says Nathan Skelton, Senior Communications and Engagement Officer, Fylde Coast Clinical Commissioning Group.
Nursing associate roles offer new career routes for care staff, says Skills for Care's Wendy Leighton
Playing an active part in your preparation for surgery can have a significant impact on your recovery and long-term health. Ahead of next month's Self Care Week, the Royal College of Anaesthetists's Hilary Swales explains the physical and mental approaches individuals can adopt ahead of surgical procedures and how clinicians can introduce this aspect of self care to patients.
The primary purpose of homecare services is to support people to remain independent and well at home. Colin Angel, Policy and Campaigns Director at the United Kingdom Homecare Association, shares primary concerns from the sector and signposts to the advice and support available for home care service providers.
The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) has been working alongside the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Association of Directors of Adult Social Care (ADASS) and others to assess levels of confidence among care providers and encouraging planning and preparation. Government communications, which are designed to ensure that all employers - as well as all citizens – are ready for EU exit, have been ramped up. The CPA's Des Kelly assesses the level of sector readiness...
In the second year of the Carers Action Plan, we remain committed to supporting all unpaid carers to provide care as they would wish and in a way that supports their own health and wellbeing throughout their lives and in whatever circumstances.
The Royal College of General Practitioners’ Active Practice Charter is the perfect initiative for GPs and their teams to get involved in Self Care Week. It’s seven days of awareness raising organised by the Self Care Forum and taking place 18 – 24 November 2019. The theme is long term and transformative: “Think self care for life”.
No, Elton John hasn’t updated another of his songs to reflect a significant moment in the life of our nation, but if he did, when it comes to our departure from the EU, he’d want to be very confident our amazing care providers are all still standing.