Housing LIN: Making the funding system of supported housing work for all people with a learning disability: Specialised Supported Housing

25 April 2018

This report from Mencap, written by the Housing LIN, shows that at a time of rising demand, specialised supported housing is a cost-effective way of providing homes for people who would otherwise be stuck in inpatient units or living in residential care, highlighting how important that independence is to people with a learning disability. It sets out a series of

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Sector showcase: Housing and independent living. HousingLIN and CIH

23 March 2018
Source: Housing LIN and the Chartered Institute of Housing

This briefing, by CIH and Housing LIN, seeks to showcase schemes that have been developed by housing organisations working in partnership with social care, and often health partners. The aim is to support housing and social care partners to look at what can be achieved when considering the needs of older and disabled people in their localities, and to consider how doing

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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Launch of online housing guide for visually impaired people looking for a new home

11 July 2017
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Leading sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) (1) has developed an innovative online housing guide designed to assist younger adults with visual impairment find a new home. The Housing guide for people with sight loss (2) – launched today – provides information and advice for visually impaired people who are looking for a new home, seeking to live independently

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Impact of visual impairment on health, wealth & jobs – taking a person-centred approach to wellbeing

5 May 2017
Source: West Midlands Local Eye Health Network in partnership with VISION 2020 UK, Health Education England in the West Midlands

West Midlands Local Eye Health Network in partnership with VISION 2020 UK, Health Education England in the West Midlands, and Sight Village are pleased to invite you to:   Impact of visual impairment on health, wealth & jobs – taking a person-centred approach to wellbeing   At Sight Village Birmingham Tuesday 18th July 2017 9.15am – 4.30pm New Bingley Hall,

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IAPB: New Paper Looks at Effectiveness of Cataract Surgery in 20 Countries

1 March 2017
Source: IAPB

A paper published today in PLOS ONE calculates that across 20 low and middle income countries the average cataract surgical coverage (CSC) was 53.7%, i.e. only a little over half the people needing cataract surgery had actually received an operation. The paper, by Dr Jaqueline Ramke and others, promotes the use of a new indicator – “effective cataract surgical coverage” (eCSC).

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Appello and Housing LIN Analogue to Digital Telecare research survey

20 October 2016
Source: Housing LIN

The current ‘analogue’ default system in Telecare and monitoring was invented in the 1970s and has changed little since. As with the provision of UK television services before it, the UK telecommunications infrastructure is changing from analogue to digital. As a result, internet protocol (IP) will become the default communications protocol for UK telecommunications. Choosing the best next-generation technology enabled

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NICE quality Standard: Home care for older people

28 June 2016

NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of recommendations, and are designed to support the measurement of improvement. This quality standard covers home care given to older

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NICE: Home care for older people quality standard

22 June 2016
Source: NICE

NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of recommendations, and are designed to support the measurement of improvement. This quality standard covers home care given to older

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The Kings Fund: Leading change in dementia diagnosis and support: actions to inform future national strategy

13 January 2015

Date: Tuesday, 24 February 2015 from 09:00 to 17:00 (GMT) Venue: The King’s Fund, 11 – 13 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN With the National Dementia Strategy for England ending in March 2014 and the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia due to finish in May 2015, a new national drive to sustain progress is essential. This conference is timed to

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