Tag Archives: Direct Payment

Draft Care and Support Bill Report: Session 2012-13 (BBC News / House of Commons Joint Committee on the Draft Care and Support Bill)

Summary Even with the new cap on elderly care costs to be introduced in 2016, people at large will need a Government information and awareness-raising campaign to help them to understand their liabilities in terms of the potential lifetime costs … Continue reading

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Personal Health Budgets for Older People (SCIE Report 63)

Summary This SCIE Report No.63, entitled “Improving personal budgets for older people: a research overview”, examines the evidence from UK research between 2007 and 2012 concerning the implementation and uptake of personal budgets and direct payments for older people. It … Continue reading

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Quality of NHS and Social Care Declining? (BBC News / Care Quality Commission)

Summary The latest report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has suggested that the quality of services provided to people across the health and care sectors in England may be beginning to suffer. The report presents a summary of over 13,000 inspections … Continue reading

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£1.5m Assigned to Personal Health Budgets Launch (Pharma Times Online)

Summary The Department of Health has assigned £1.5m for the national launch personal health budgets for some NHS patients. More than 60 primary care trusts in England are currently involved in the pilot programme studying how personal health budgets might … Continue reading

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Use of Personal Budgets Increases 40% (ADASS)

Summary The number of people who use personal budgets allocated by councils in England to agree care and support plans is estimated to be 432,349 (an increase of almost 40% during 2011/2012), according to the Association of Directors of Adult … Continue reading

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The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012/13 (Department of Health)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 5, December 2011]. Summary The new “operating framework for the NHS in England 2012/13” defines the business and planning arrangements for the NHS in … Continue reading

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Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Families and Personalisation (Carers UK)

Summary BAME carers have specific cultural needs and often struggle to secure tailored support from traditional services. Personalisation should offer the ideal opportunity for BAME families in this regard, in that the recipients of personal budgets may exercise choice and … Continue reading

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Making Personal Budgets Work for People with Dementia (Alzheimer’s Society)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 5, December 2011]. Summary This report recommends that the personal budget system be adapted to meet the needs of people with dementia. Currently more … Continue reading

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Dementia Choices: Promoting Self-Directed Support for People with Dementia

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 4, November 2011]. Summary This briefing introduces to the Mental Health Foundation’s Dementia Choices project. It explains the basic concepts behind personalisation and dementia … Continue reading

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