Community support

Objective 6: Improved community personal support.

People with dementia and their carers need access to flexible and reliable services – ranging from early intervention to specialist home care – that are responsive to the personal needs and preferences of each individual and take account of their broader family circumstances.

Extra money to help people leaving hospital

A one-off additional £150m will be allocated to Primary Care Trusts in England, for immediate transfer to local authorities for investment in social care services which also benefit the health system. Read more → – Extra money to help people leaving hospital

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Safeguarding adults at risk of harm: a legal guide for practitioners

This guide produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence is aimed primarily at practitioners working in various settings for organisations involved in safeguarding. It is intended to serve as a pointer to the law and to how it can be used. Read more → – Safeguarding adults at risk of harm: a legal guide for practitioners

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Better Care Better Value indicators

The Better Care Better Value indicators compiled by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement identify potential areas for improvement in efficiency whilst improving quality. They can help to stimulate ideas on where commissioners should focus their attention in re-designing and shifting services away from the traditional setting of the hospital and out towards community based care. Read more → – Better Care Better Value indicators

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Common and complex: commissioning effective dementia services in the new world

This report published by the Alzheimer’s Society and MHP Health Mandate articulates the views from a recent workshop on the commissioning of effective dementia services in the new world. It puts forward recommendations to Government, the NHS and interested groups about how such services can be improved. Read more → – Common and complex: commissioning effective dementia services in the new world

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Summary of the final caring for our future engagement workshop

The final workshop in the Caring for our future engagement brought together the discussion leaders and reference group members to articulate their vision for care and support in 2025 and identify the practical steps required to achieve that vision. Read more → – Summary of the final caring for our future engagement workshop

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Person centred care resources

A list of useful resources to support person centred care for people with dementia. Read more → – Person centred care resources

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End of life care resources

A list of useful resources to support end of life care for people with dementia. Read more → – End of life care resources

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Films to raise awareness of self directed support for people living with dementia

The Mental Health Foundation has launched a suite of films aimed at raising awareness about dementia and the use of self directed support in helping people with dementia, their families, carers and social care professionals. Read more → – Films to raise awareness of self directed support for people living with dementia

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Commissioning housing resources

A list of useful resources to support commissioners to contract housing for people with dementia. Read more → – Commissioning housing resources

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Living at home resources

A list of useful resources to enable people to live well with dementia in their own home. Read more → – Living at home resources

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