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There are opportunities in the Carers Action Plan 2018-20, let’s seize them
‘It makes good business sense to consider the flexible working practices that might help both the employer and the employee’ Dame Philippa Russell and Chris Jeffery discuss this statement from the recently publised Carers Action Plan and how far we’ve come with carers rights.

Read Philippa and Clive's blog
Mind your language
Care and Support Jargon Buster
Impersonal and jargon-heavy language used by health and social care professionals, however unintentionally, can have a negative impact on people who use services and carers. 

TLAP has been running its award winning Care and Support Jargon Buster since 2014 to combat this problem. We believe that if we want to cultivate a transformation in the health and care sector we need to focus on how we communicate and use Plain English alternatives where possible.

The latest terms to be busted and added are 'social value' and 'Discharge to assess (D2A)'. 

Care and Support Jargon Buster
Jargon Widget Builder
Submit jargon for busting
If you want to offer personalised care and support, first personalise your language
'Why do we talk about "putting someone in a home"? For me, this turns the person in question into an object to be passively placed somewhere ironically called 'home'. When the decision is taken that our elderly relatives, for example, should move to residential care, isn’t this a decision that is taken with them, or at least with others who know and care about them? Why can’t we just talk about "helping someone to move"?

Read Kate's blog
Delivering a diagnosis of dementia
'The psychological effect of words should never be underestimated by any healthcare professional. The way they deliver a life limiting diagnosis can make or break that person'.

Read Wendy's blog featured in Psychology Today
Sheffield Cycling 4 All
Spiralling into loneliness and depression can be common amongst people with disabilities who may lack any choice of affordable, accessible transport, exercise and health facilities.

This is the problem that Sheffield Cycling 4 All has successfully tackled for the past ten years through a commitment to fostering social inclusion amongst participants.

Sheffield Cycling 4 All one-page summary
Innovations in health and social care directory
Download and submit your own innovation
How to develop an asset-based area
How to develop social and community enterprises
In part 9 of Clive Miller and Alex Fox's how to develop an asset-based area they offer advice on the different ways commissioners can stimulate social and community enterprises that break away from conventional support models.

Read the advice
How-to guides for creating an asset-based area
Personal health budgets
Voluntary and community organisations and PHBs
A new report, based on the Voluntary Voices partnership's work with health and care commissioners and the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector (VCSE), has found that VCSE organisations play a pivotal role in delivering personalised care.

Further information about the report
Could the voluntary sector be key to delivering personal health budgets?
Compassion in Dying – new guide
Planning Ahead: My treatment and care
Compassion in Dying has launched a new resource, Planning Ahead: My treatment and care. Endorsed by the Royal College of Nursing, the booklet is an easy-to-follow guide which contains the information people need to understand how treatment and care decisions are made, how they can plan ahead to ensure they stay in control of these decisions, and who to talk to and share their wishes with.

Q Improvement Lab
Understanding decision-making in peer support
The Q Improvement Lab – an initiative from the Health Foundation and NHS Improvement have published the findings from a UK-wide YouGov survey on what is important to people when referring, recommending or using peer support. The findings are part of an essay collection collating the learning and insights from the Lab’s year-long project on what it would take for peer support to be widely available.

A good film
The surprising truth about what motivates us
This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace. Dan references  the power  of self-direction, mastery, volunteering. Activities relevant to asset-based working.  

Watch the film (10 min with subtitles)
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