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.
The Care Quality Commission has produced a report called Building bridges, breaking barriers: Integrated care for older people which looks at how well care for older people is integrated across health and social care, as well as the impact on older people who use services and their families and carers.
Disability Rights UK has produced a fact sheet on getting a personal assistant (PA). Direct payments enable people to purchase services from care providers or employ their own PA.
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.
Social Care TV on SCIE, Social Care Institute for Excellence, has many videos on care.
Social care covers a wide range of services, both private and public, and can include anything from help getting out of bed and washing, through to care homes and drop-in centres. All you need to know about social care from Age UK.