Sheelagh Donovan works in the Information and Advice Department at Age UK, writing health information for our publications and website. Sheelagh talks about a new guide on caring that she recently worked on.
Caring can be a central part of many older people’s lives. For many who have partners and spouses, it can be an expected and valued part of ageing together, so much so that they may fail to see themselves as carers.
For others, it is a no less valuable part of a friendship. As many of us live longer, it is not unusual for people in their 50s and 60s to be caring for older parents while also supporting grandchildren or a disabled adult child. Continue reading
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Integrated care is one of the most important concepts in healthcare today.
For those unfamiliar, integrated care is a way of coordinating bodies from across health and social care to deliver truly personalised care for individuals. It moves the system away from an ‘episodic,’ fragmented care model to one that’s more continuous and seamless.
At Age UK, our Personalised Integrated Care Programme continues to expand and our interim evaluation results show it going from strength to strength.
Yewande Ipaye from the NHS Constitution team at the Department of Health writes about promoting awareness of the NHS Constitution, and how it helps people to understand what they can expect from the NHS.
Recently I joined the NHS Constitution (NHSC) team at the Department of Health. Prior to joining the team, I had only heard about the existence of the NHS Constitution, despite being in the same Unit. Like many others, I had never seen it, let alone used it.
What is its purpose? Who is it aimed at? How can it actually help people? Continue reading
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