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Supporting carers to prepare for the future

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Last week, unpaid carers and their supporters celebrated Carers Rights Day. Good friend of this blog and tireless campaigner for improved support for unpaid carers, Fatima Khan-Shah, returns with a new post explaining why this day matters. There are 6.5 million carers …

Improving the quality of adult social care services is a shared endeavour

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“No single person or organisation can improve the quality of adult social care on their own” says Donna Campbell, Assistant Ombudsman for adult social care with the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman. “Everyone who uses, provides, commissions, oversees or …

What should care and support look like for older people with learning disabilities?

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Margaret Lally is a former Director for the UK at the British Red Cross and is the Committee Chair for the new NICE guideline: Care and support of people growing older with learning disabilities. She has had extensive experience in …

Beyond barriers to better information sharing in health and care

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As life expectancy increases, so too does the number of people living with long-term and complex conditions. Meeting their needs has become a challenge in recent years, with many relying on a wide range of different services to receive the …