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National Family Carer Network

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Friends of the Elderly

Carers UK


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NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published a quality standard on social care for older people with multiple long-term conditions. Click here. In conjunction with Scie, the Social Care Institute for Excellence it has also produced a better home care for older people guide. Read more.

A free guide from the Association for Real Change (ARC) to support people with learning disabilities and their carers about the criminal justice system.

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust offers a large range of leaflets and information on the topic of nutrition. Here are some useful leaflets:

100 Calorie BoostersEasy Ways to Boost Calorie IntakeFinger FoodsFluidsFood First RecipesHigh Energy and High Protein DietNourishing Snacks and DessertsTips for CarersTips for Improving Your AppetiteSpeech and Language Referral Form.

A new good practice guide, Managing Care Home Closures, has been published by the Care Quality Commission to help minimise the impact on people, and their families and carers, in the event of a care home closing in response to poor care, an emergency or market exit.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has produced some information leaflets including what to expect from a good care service. Click here for more information.

A special group called the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) provides advice for health workers and the public on pressure ulcers. Click here for a leaflet on how to stop pressure ulcer, and click here for a factsheet called Pressure ulcer:Just the facts.