New POSTnote on Unpaid Care

  New Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) Note on Unpaid Care. This POSTnote provides up to date figures on the numbers of unpaid carers across the UK, and the amount and type of care they undertake. It summarises evidence on the impacts of providing unpaid care on carers’ education, employment, finances, health and wellbeing, and … Continue reading “New POSTnote on Unpaid Care”

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Caring for Carers – New Report by the Social Market Foundation

Caring for Carers ‘Caring for carers: the lives of family carers in the UK’ is a report by Katheryn Petrie and James Kirkup  published by the Social Market Foundation, and supported by ageUK. The report looks at carers in the UK and their role in the social care system. The report finds that there has … Continue reading “Caring for Carers – New Report by the Social Market Foundation”

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2018 ILO report on Care Work & Care Jobs – Call for action to prevent a global care crisis

Care Work & Care Jobs for the Future of Work – Care Burden on Women The new  report from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Care work and care jobs for the future of decent work takes a comprehensive look at unpaid and paid care work and its relationship with the changing world of work. A key … Continue reading “2018 ILO report on Care Work & Care Jobs – Call for action to prevent a global care crisis”

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Grandparent caregiving

Grandparent care: a key factor in mothers’ labour force participation in the UK. Shireen Kanji, University of Birmingham. It’s probably surprising to most people that grandparents are becoming an ever more important source of childcare in the UK – the growth in the share of childcare they provide has substantially outstripped the growth in mothers’ … Continue reading “Grandparent caregiving”

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New research: A Needs-led Framework for Understanding the Impact of Caring for a Family Member With Dementia

A Needs-led Framework for Understanding the Impact of Caring for a Family Member With Dementia By: Simon Pini, Emma Ingleson, Molly Megson, Linda Clare, Penny Wright, Jan R Oyebode;  Published in The Gerontologist, Volume 58, Issue 2, 19 March 2018, Pages e68–e77, https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnx148 You can read the paper here: Article access The reported research is based … Continue reading “New research: A Needs-led Framework for Understanding the Impact of Caring for a Family Member With Dementia”

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New research: “Care for older people in multigenerational families: a life course analysis across four generations”

This article by Catherine Powell may be of interest to readers: Care for older people in multigenerational families: a life course analysis across four generations The paper is published in Families, Relationships and Societies, Volume 7, Number 1, March 2018, pp. 103-121(19) This article highlights how older people may be embedded in multigenerational familial care networks. It explores the ways … Continue reading “New research: “Care for older people in multigenerational families: a life course analysis across four generations””

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CAREN Resource Base: Caregiver related research & knowledge

Carer Research and Knowledge Exchange Network (CAREN) @carers_research New resource launched 30 March 2018 see http://www.open.ac.uk/caren  for ALL those who require any form of carer-related knowledge This freely accessible knowledge exchange  was established through Mary Larkin’s scoping review project at the Open University, funded by the National Institute for Health Research School for Social care Research … Continue reading “CAREN Resource Base: Caregiver related research & knowledge”

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New NICE guidance on care and support of people growing older with learning disabilities

The new NICE guidelines cover care and support for adults with learning disabilities as they grow older. Coverage includes: dentifying changing needs, planning for the future, and delivering services including health, social care and housing. It aims to support people to access the services they need as they get older. The guidelines also include recommendations … Continue reading “New NICE guidance on care and support of people growing older with learning disabilities”

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NHS England’s new guide: Advanced Care Planning for people with dementia

NHS England’s Dementia Team have just published their new guide My Future Wishes: Advance Care Planning (ACP) for people with dementia in all care settings. NHS England developed the guide, in response to the  Dementia Challenge 2020 which maintains that “By 2020 we would wish to see… All people with a diagnosis of dementia being given … Continue reading “NHS England’s new guide: Advanced Care Planning for people with dementia”

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National Dementia Care Awards

9th National Dementia Care Awards 2018 Entries Now Open! The Awards were created to celebrate the very best people in dementia care, culminating in our prestigious and glittering Gala Dinner on 8 November 2018, at the Hilton Brighton Metropole in Brighton – as part of the 13th UK Dementia Congress, we are proud to highlight excellence and innovation, and to … Continue reading “National Dementia Care Awards”

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