This Strategic Plan highlights the HSAB’s strategic priorities and objectives over the next five years. A number of factors have helped to shape and influence these priorities including a review of the Board carried out earlier in the year, response to national developments, the findings of a major stakeholder survey undertaken in January 2016 and feedback gained from a series of engagement events held in May 2016.
An article by the Guardian into new research highlighting the importance of creating accountable services for adults with learning disabilities and autism:
In January 2016 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published 50 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the South of England:
See their earlier report on quality of care provided by adult social care services across the South of England:
A National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) search identified 15 occurrences in a recent four year period where a person has come to harm through falls from hoists, including one death and three severe injuries. Injuries included hip, leg and ankle fractures, head injuries, lacerations and haematomas. The incidents occurred in acute hospitals, care homes and individuals’ own homes. The problems described potentially affect mechanical and electrical hoists, free-standing, ceiling or wall mounted hoists, and hoists used as bathing aids and standing aids.
Dementia 2015: Aiming Higher to Transform Lives
The Alzheimer's Society's fourth annual report looking at quality of life for people with dementia in England.
Dementia from the inside
A new video from SCIE that helps you experience a little of what it’s like to live with dementia.
A day of inspiration, innovation & education at Sir Harold Hillier Garden Centre Romsey, on Sunday 6th September 2015. The event is free, open to anyone and is being organised by Andover Mind.
Please see the accompanying poster 472kb for further information and contact details.
Making the Road Less Rocky
A guide on how to support carers of people with dementia – a new toolkit from Carers Trust that’s aimed at professionals who come into contact with family and friend carers in their work.
Free app: Keys to Care
A tool for care workers that’s been developed by the Relatives & Residents Association. It gives tips and guidance on areas such as dementia care, continence care and end of life care.
To download the Keys to Care app, Android users can search “Keys to Care”. For iPhone users, search Keys to Care in the App Store or in iTunes.
Under CQC’s programme of inspections, all of England’s adult social care services regulated by CQC, are being given a rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.
Adrian Hughes, CQC's Deputy Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care, said:
People are entitled to services which provide safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care. We assess services against five key questions – Is the service caring? Is the service effective? Is the service safe? Is the service well led? Is the service responsive? – and rate each question and the service overall. Where we find a service meets our characteristics of good or outstanding then we will rate accordingly.
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Dying Matters have announced the date for the Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016. Their seventh annual Awareness Week will be held on 9th-15th May 2016, so make sure to add the dates to your diary.
They will be announcing more details over the coming months, but in the meantime they are inviting feedback on your 2015 activities in their impact survey.