Think Local Act Personal Tag Listing
This is list shows the topics and resources tagged using 'Peer support'.
- Barnsley peer brokerage report
As part of a DH funded project in Barnsley a study was undertaken to develop knowledge and gather information to assist the development of peer support brokerage, centred particularly on people who fund their own care. This report provides an overview of sources of peer support and peer brokerage currently available in the UK for self funders.
- Birmingham: The Good Neighbour Centre, Quarterly Carers Support Evenings
This innovative African Caribbean mental health initiative provides carers with the opportunity to relax, reflect, and receive practical support which includes support to access necessary services and to know their rights as carers. It encourages sharing among Carers.
- Carers FIRST, Kent
Kent has adopted a carer-led model of support for carers. Carers FIRST is an independent, charitable organisation supporting and helping carers with funding support from Kent Social Services and other sources.
- Commissioning for personalisation: a framework for local authority commissioners
This framework explores refocuses existing and emerging perspectives on commissioning for health and wellbeing through the lens of personalisation.
- Ealing Carers Connect: working together for independent living
Ealing Carers Connect is a carer led organisation providing support to carers and formed by a consortium of four organisations in the London Borough of Ealing:Ealing Centre for Independent Living Ealing Mencap Ealing Crossroads Alzheimers Concern Ealing Sian Vasey, Director of Ealing Centre for Independent Living, believes that user led organisations of disabled people and of carers need to work together. She says: "carers' organisations and disabled peoples organisation's have broadly the same goals - independent living for disabled people.
- Implementation of Objective 6 of the National Dementia Strategy in the North East
This project supports the regional implementation of Objective 6 of the National Dementia StrategyThe project will seek to enhance the implementation of Objective 6 through the following high-level outcomes:Development of the market to ensure there is a range of services for people with dementia living at home and their carers that meet the needs, choices and aspirations of those who use them. Supporting existing providers to develop high quality services for people with Dementia Reducing the culture of risk aversion when working with people with dementia and reducing/removing stigma as a barrier to equality The project has the following objectives:To explore the experience, needs and desires of people with dementia and their carers based on a programme of engagement and a literature review of existing regional and national evidence.
- Information, advice and brokerage
Better information and advice can help people find ways to meet their support needs and reduce reliance on formal services.
- Islington Carers Centre (ICC)
ICC has recently started a transition project for young adult carers aged 16-25, which is sponsored privately. This project aims to introduce young carers to adult services by providing information and activities in a way that is age appropriate.
- Local Area Coordination in the North East
This project is exploring how the Local Area Coordination approach can support the development of Personalisation and self directed support. Local Area Coordination (LAC), developed in Australia in 1988, offers a way to build individual, family and community self sufficiency so that disabled and older people can choose to live with their families, or in their local community without compromising their quality of life.
- North East Autism Consortium
The North East Autism consortium (NEAC) will drive forward the modern commissioning of care and support services for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Asperger syndrome. This will be achieved in two ways:Via the delivery of the actions plans of the 4 sub regional Autism Service Development Groups (ASDG) developed from stakeholder events in 2008, which will lead to the creation of modern, cost effective and individualised services for people living in our region.