Carers

Carers provide unpaid support to family or friends who couldn’t manage without this help, whether they’re caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems. The Department is keen that carers, many of who don’t see themselves as carers, are offered support in considering their options and making informed choices about their lives.

Older mother and daughter

Hip fractures and dementia

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National Clinical Director for Dementia, Professor Alistair Burns talks in a video blog about fragility fractures and the association with dementia .

Caring for our future engagement

The Caring for our future engagement ran from 15 September until 2 December. It saw numerous discussions taking place across the country, and the Department of Health is currently working through all … Read more → – Caring for our future engagement

Paul Burstow – next steps for social care reform

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In a video message, Paul Burstow, Minister of State for Care Services, talks about the Caring for our future engagement process. He explains the discussions that took place from 15 September … Read more → – Paul Burstow – next steps for social care reform

Developing a transformed care and support system

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David Behan – Director General of Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships gives a video blog update on the progress made during the engagement the DH has been running in … Read more → – Developing a transformed care and support system

Caring for our future: workshop 4

The fourth of the four workshops took place on Friday 2 December and brought together the seven discussion leaders and their reference group members. Watch three films to see what Helena … Read more → – Caring for our future: workshop 4

The role of financial services

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In a video blog Nick Kirwan – Assistant Director of Health and Protection at the Association of British Insurers talks about the role of financial services in shaping the future … Read more → – The role of financial services

Self Care Week 2011

Self care week 2011

Self Care Week 2011 starts today. Run in partnership with the Self Care Forum, Self Care Week aims to help people take care of themselves, and is an opportunity for … Read more → – Self Care Week 2011