Community Bereavement Book: A helpful guide for the bereaved Impact on Life publications
Help is at Hand by Support after Suicide offers practical and emotional information and support to people who have been bereaved by suicide.
National Survey of Bereaved People (Voices) 2014 (Published July 2015)
Dementia: through their eyes A Guide to person-centred dementia care The Good Care Group
Dementia and Sensory Challenges booklet – Life Changes Trust http://www.lifechangestrust.org.uk/news/dementia-and-sensory-challenges-booklet-published
Carers for people with dementia struggling in silence – Alzheimer’s Society – ongoing study
The Care Act 2014 Department of Health
The North Yorkshire Care Services Directory contains information about social care services available in North Yorkshire and lists care and nursing homes in the county.
Changes in the Older Care Home Resident Population at Local Authority Level between 2001 and 2011 (2011 Census Analysis) – Office for National Statistics
Dementia & Homecare: Driving Quality & Innovation – United KIngdom Homecare Association
The State of Social Care Report 2015 – Care Quality Commission (CQC)
The State of Social Care Report 2015 by the CQC – comments from the King’s Fund
The State of Social Care Report 2015 by the CQC – comments from The Guardian newspaper
A Guide to Healthy Caring – NHS England
Carers’ Rights Guide A guide to the rights of those caring for another person
Coming out of Hospital Carers UK provides a guide for caring for someone after discharge.
Crime in England and Wales, Year Ending March 2015 – Office for National Statistics
A Review of First Contact Customer Experience provided by North Yorkshire Police by Police and Crime Commissioner
Disability and Poverty in Later Life A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Open Country North Yorkshire Countryside Directory for People with Disabilities 2015 – compiled by people with disability
Open Country Countryside Directory for People with Disabilities 2015 – other Yorkshire regions
‘Benefits for People over 61′ Welfare Benefits Unit for York & North Yorkshire
Mental Health and Debt 2015 Money Saving Expert
‘Options for using your Pension Pot‘ from the Money Advice Service
‘Pension Changes in 2015′ from the Daily Telegraph
‘Pension Changes 2015′ – Income options‘ from Which?
‘Pension Changes 2015‘ – increased flexibility’ from HMRC
Taking your pension guide from the Money Saving Expert (MSE)
A-Z Guide to Alcoholism and the Elderly Rehab Recovery
A Guide to Healthy Ageing – NHS England and Age UK
Older People: Independence and Mental Wellbeing Guidance from NICE
Guidance about sun exposure from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Later Life in 2015: An analysis of the views and experiences of people over 50 by Centre for Ageing Better – explores how the three dimensions of a good later life – health, financial security, and social connections – contribute to overall wellbeing
How do you want to look after your health in the future? Summary report form Healthwatch
A Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing by NHS England, in partnership with Age UK
NHS Annual Report 2014/15 Report highlights Five Year Forward View
5 Things you Should Know about Dementia by the Alzheimers Society
‘In Touch‘ – the newsletter for members of the public from NHS England (Follow link to subscribe – no longer available on-line)
The Health of the Nation CQC The State of Health Care and Adult Social Care in England 2013/14
‘All you need to know Guide to buying Hearing Aids’ 7th edition 0800 488 0106
‘U.can Cook’ by James Martin (Quick, easy nutritious recipes using canned foods) www.cannedfood.co.uk 0800 243 364
Life after a stroke - a booklet entitled ‘Feeling Overwhelmed’ – available from the Stroke Association or tel: 0303 3033 100
Being Active! An every day guide for people living with an impairment or health condition from Disability Rights UK Being Active
IT Information Technology
‘A Short Guide to social media‘. How to get started – a guide for older people who would like to get connected by Friends of the Elderly.
‘North Yorkshire County Council ‘Care and Support Where I Live Strategy’ The strategy sets out the Council’s proposed approach to the future provision of care and support, with a focus on how it can help people live within the community for longer with the appropriate support.
‘Reading Well Mood-boosting Books is a national promotion of uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction.
Older People’s Issues
‘Later Life in 2015‘ by Centre for Ageing Better. This study reveals the strong links between health, financial security and social connections in determining whether we enjoy our later life.
‘A better future for us all’ a policy paper by NIACE - outlines the benefits, to individuals and society of older people’s learning, and proposes that all the relevant agencies should come together at local level to review needs and opportunities.
‘Inequalities in Health and Life Expectancy Persist’ – report from New Office for National Statistics in conjunction withe Public health England.
The Later life newsletter provides latest news on policy changes, good practice and initiatives and their impact on older people.
‘Living Standards and Poverty in Later Life‘ by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
More older carers ‘risking health‘ – the BBC has also launched an online guide to the care system for the over-65s
‘Warnings of a dementia epidemic may be unfounded‘ NHS Choices looks at this new report
Dying without Dignity Investigations by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman into complaints about end of life care.
Healthcare rights for older people http://www.ageuk.org.uk/health-wellbeing/your-healthcare-rights/
‘Challenging the validity of the ‘baby boomer’ myth‘. New report by the Ready for Ageing Alliance
‘Researching Age-Friendly Communities: Stories from older people as co-investigators’ Age Friendly Manchester has published a free booklet with Age UK linked to the film.
‘An A-Z of how you can help Older People‘ Tips from Age UK
My retirement: What do I need to know? available from the Consumer Association (Which?)
‘Avoiding scams’ from AgeUK or telephone 0800 169 18 19
‘A Lifetime’s Savings Lost in a Minute‘ – very sad case histories of 2 pension scam victims (Money Advice Service)
‘How to Spot a Scam‘ – a useful guide from the Consumer Association (Which?)
‘How to spot a Pension Scam‘ from the Money Advice Service
‘Pensions Scams‘ from the Pensions Regulator
‘Types of Scams‘ – a comprehensive overview from the BBC
‘How to Report a Scam‘ Advice from the Consumer Association (Which?)
‘The Consumer’s Guide to Stairlifts’ – 28 page independent guide to stairlifts www.mobinfo.co.uk or Tel: 0800 074 3961