Tag Archives: Volunteers

The Debenham Project: Research Report (Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance)

Summary The Norfolk & Suffolk Dementia Alliance commissioned the Debenham Project. This report presents an example of a dementia-friendly community. A community-led registered charity provides holistic, personalised support to people with dementia and family carers, largely using local volunteers. Full Text Link … Continue reading

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Elderly Malnutrition: Malnutrition Prevention Project (BBC News / Age UK)

Summary The charity Age UK is to lead the government-backed Malnutrition Prevention Project to raise awareness of malnutrition among elderly people and in the population at large. It has been estimated that up to one million over-65s in England may suffer from undiagnosed and … Continue reading

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Integrated Care for People with Complex Chronic Conditions: Research Summary (King’s Fund)

Summary This King’s Fund report summarises the findings from a 2-year research project (funded by Aetna and the Aetna Foundation) which involved looking at five UK-based programmes delivering coordinated care for people with long-term and complex needs. The aim has … Continue reading

Posted in Commissioning, Community Care, End of Life Care, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, International, King's Fund, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, National, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest, Wales | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MEETINGDEM Project: Meeting Centres Support Programme (DAA / ADS)

Summary Researchers at the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester have been commissioned to take part in an international JPND research project (part of the EU Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Disease), called MEETINGDEM. The formal title of … Continue reading

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Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development (IESD) Fund (Department of Health)

Summary Voluntary sector funding is being made available for health and care projects. Applications are invited for Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund (IESD) grant funding. The fund is open for applications for projects starting in April 2014 onwards. An … Continue reading

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Volunteering in Health and Care (King’s Fund)

Summary This King’s Fund report examines the role(s) and value of volunteers in health and social care. Volunteers can play important roles in improving patient experience, minimising health inequalities and forging better relationships between services and communities. This report offers … Continue reading

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Together For Older People: WRVS Re-Launched as Royal Voluntary Service

Summary Research indicated that the name WRVS (which stood for Women’s Royal Voluntary Service) did not reflect what this charity does, and was a potential barrier to new people understanding and being inspired by their work. “To mark our 75th anniversary, WRVS have relaunched as Royal … Continue reading

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Midhurst Macmillan Service: Community-Based Specialist Palliative Care Service (King’s Fund)

Summary The King’s Fund (funded by Aetna and the Aetna Foundation) is examining co-ordinated care for people with complex chronic conditions though a series of five case studies. The project involves looking into different approaches to care co-ordination in primary … Continue reading

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Voluntary Groups Assist Government to Improve Health and Wellbeing (Department of Health)

Summary The Department of Health has announced the 21 voluntary sector organisations which will participate in the Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partner Programme for 2013/14. The programme helps to keep policy makers in touch with the many voluntary and community sector organisations which exist already and … Continue reading

Posted in Age UK, Carers UK, Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, Community Care, Department of Health, For Carers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Management of Condition, National, NHS England, Quick Insights, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment