Caring Times Newsletter (Issue 14: April to May 2018)
Information Booklet (6th Edition: June 2017)
Other Useful Publications
Ageing Well In North East Lincolnshire
The 2016 Annual Report from North East Lincolnshire’s Director of Public Health contains key information about what is currently being done in the area and looks at best practice, national guidelines, as well as key statistics for a variety of aspects of growing older; this includes what it means to be old, life expectancy, the implications of an ageing population, common long-term conditions, lifestyle behaviours, whether North East Lincolnshire is age friendly, and end of life care.
When Someone Dies – Bereavement Booklet
The Carers’ Support Service offers support to Carers registered with the service, including those that have lost the person they were caring for. We offer emotional and practical support by way of counselling, befriending, and holistic therapies. We also provide a listening ear for those that just want someone to talk to. Loss may bring questions regarding financial matters. Appointments are also available for specialist advice on benefits, debts, housing and other topics.
This booklet has been produced by Care Plus Group, St Andrew’s Hospice and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and has lots of step-by-step advice and support about what to do when someone dies.
Carers UK: Carers Rights Guide 2016 – Looking after Someone
Carers UK produces the Carers Rights Guide each year to outline Carers’ essential rights and signpost what financial and practical help is available.
The guide covers:
- Benefits: an overview of which benefits you or the person you can for may be entitled to and information about how to get a benefits check.
- Other financial help: including help with council tax, fuel costs, pensions and health costs.
- Practical help: including community care assessment, carer’s assessment and direct payments.
- Technology: information about health and care technology that could make life easier for you and the person you care for.
- Your workplace: your rights at work, from flexible working and parental leave to protection from discrimination.
- Other help: how to find other help nationally and in your local community.
Carers UK also has a range of factsheets on useful topics. Factsheets break down the complex issues simply and accurately so you get the full picture of support available. You can download the factsheets here. Factsheets available include: Attendance Allowance, Bedroom Tax, Carer’s Allowance, Carer’s Assessments, Coming out of Hospital, Council Tax, Mental Capacity and more.
A Practical Guide to Healthy Caring
This guide, prepared by NHS England, Age UK, the Carers Trust, Carers UK and Public Health England, contains information and advice for people who look after a friend or family member or have any form of caring responsibilities, but is written to be particularly relevant for those who are about 65 years or older and are new to caring.
A Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing
This guide, prepared by NHS England and Age UK, contains general information and advice to help improve the health and general fitness of people of any age, but is written to be particularly relevant for people who are about 70 years or older.
The Links Between The Children and Families Act 2014 and The Care Act 2014
This factsheet produced by the Preparing for Adulthood programme identifies the key elements in The Children and Families Act 2014 and The Care Act 2014 that relate to preparing for adulthood. It explores how the legislation can be used to create positive outcomes for disabled young people and suggests practical ways of implementing the reforms in both Acts through good practice examples.
Building Carer Friendly Communities
Carers Week 2015 created the concept of Building Carer Friendly Communities to start off a new wave of activity, designed to encourage local communities and individuals to do what they can to bring about positive and lasting change for Carers. Carer Friendly Communities are places where local people and services support Carers to look after those they care for well, while recognising that Carers are individuals with needs of their own.
The Government’s Carers Action Plan 2018 to 2020: Supporting Carers Today
The plan sets out the cross-government programme of work to support Carers over the next 2 years. It is structured around the following themes: services and systems that work for Carers; employment and financial wellbeing; supporting Young Carers; recognising and supporting Carers in the wider community and society; building research and evidence to improve outcomes for Carers.