Health & Social Care

Report on Domiciliary Care - "Who’s looking after Uncle Albert?"

The Lancashire LINk carried out research with service users and their carers within Lancashire on their experiences and perceptions of domiciliary care services, in collaboration with Lancashire County Council, who monitor the contracts for domiciliary care agencies. The project ran over a six-month timescale, from February 2010 to September 2010 and this case study summarises the resulting report.

IPS Supports Stockport Residents with Severe and Enduring Mental Illness into Paid Employment

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a successful pilot scheme in Stockport run by Pure Employment funded by the Department of Health and NHS North West to address the employment need of people with severe and enduring mental health, recognised as a major contributor to mental wellbeing. 

Training and Education for Domiciliary Care Staff in End of Life Care

Wirral Metropolitan College Health and Social Care team have produced a 2 day course “Introduction to the principles of End of Life Care” with support, help, advice from the Wirral End of Life Care facilitators and Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Network. To date 8 programmes have been delivered by college tutors to a total of 130 staff with very positive feedback from both the attendees and their managers. In almost all cases people attending the course feel they have increased confidence, skills and knowledge and most feel they will benefit from the training and apply it in practice. 

Integrating EOLC Competencies into Community Staff Appraisals

The Cheshire End of Life Care Service Model, operational since 2010, ensures that the national end of life care tools are fully utilised across all care settings in Central and Eastern Cheshire. The model is a collaborative partnership across primary and acute care, hospices, care homes, further voluntary sector partners and social care. One of the model’s long-term aims is to integrate End of Life Care (EOLC) competency frameworks into workforce development for health and social care staff. This case study demonstrates how this has been successfully achieved in practice.

Healthcare at HMP Styal

This document introduces HMP Styal which is a closed security prison for female adults and young offenders. It gives an overview of the type of healthcare that is delivered within this setting, as well as the workforce required to support this service.Healthcare for prisoners is a very important aspect of HMP Styal’s services. The healthcare services are a key partner within HMP Styal and by working in a transparent and cohesive approach with other organisations provide a significant contribution to a number of agendas.

Every Contact Counts - Public Health Workforce Development

Liverpool Community Health Trust (LCH) launched a whole scale workforce development programme in 2012 that will build capacity and capability within the workforce to deliver health chats/lifestyle brief interventions alongside patient care.The programme is a two year project to provide all Liverpool Community Health staff and volunteers with training, aligned to the NHS Yorkshire and Humber Making Every Contact Count (MECC) Framework.The programme, known as ECC, forms part of LCH’s public health strategy, which sets out the organisation’s vision to embed prevention as part of its service de

Alcohol ‘Identification and Brief Advice’ (IBA) Training

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with Public Health Blackpool, recognised the need for a training programme for staff on Alcohol ‘Identification and Brief Advice’ following the introduction of the alcohol liaison nurse specialist (ALNS) team.As part of its public health strategy, the Trust started implementing this training in September 2010, to identify and manage health promotion needs (such as the identification of, and brief advice for, patients who misuse alcohol), which are key to promoting the health of patients, visitors and staff.