Conference examined good practice in dementia care

Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

By Mary Humphrey Good practice in dementia homecare was the main theme of the most recent of the National Homecare Council¹s conferences, held in July at the University of Durham. Middlesbrough Borough Council social services director Glenys Jones outlined the progress of homecare from its early inception as a postnatal service to its present day status as the main plank of public policy that launched Community Care in Britain. Ms Jones said recent legislation on Modernising the NHS, Social Services and Mental Health had, as its objective goal, the promotion of independence to ensure people could live in safe and secure environments and receive quality services. “In this aim, Home Support Services is seen as critical to its success,” Ms Jones said. Noni Cobban and Gwen Sherry, from the Dementia Services Development Centre at Stirling University, spoke about “Raising the Standard” ­ a two-year research project with the goal of improving homecare for people with dementia and their carers. Its focus is on the

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