Strange bedfellows – or cut from the same cloth? The WGLA commissioned this this ‘think piece’ from Alan Netherwood on the links between the Well-being of Future Generations Act and the Social Services and Well-being Act. This sets out ways in which work to be undertaken for each Act relates to each other, including assessments and timescales etc. (December 2015) Find it here.
Check out this interesting video from Dr. Daisy Fancourt on how patients can be treated as whole people, and all their needs be addressed – through the radical idea of prescribing arts and activities… https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/arts-should-be-available-on-prescription/p064lnfp
1. The full Government Act Welsh Government. 2014. Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/anaw/2014/4/contents 2. Getting in on the Act (Social Care Wales resources) To go alongside the introduction of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act, the Care Council for Wales (now Social Care Wales) introduced an online resource for information and advice to allow organisations to implement the legislation into their work. This includes: Overview and awareness Principles of the Act Planning […]
The Health Foundation have produced a useful guide – Person-centred care made simple. It aims to make a complex subject accessible to a much wider audience, and in particular those for whom this is a new area. It is a quick overview of the principles of person-centred care, why it is important, how it has developed, and some examples to help those considering putting person-centred care in to practice. There’s also a related publication – Helping […]
It’s a busy time for pharmacies. Many of us are turning to pharmacies for something to fight off seasonal sniffles, or to help with New Year’s resolutions, like losing weight or quitting smoking. But it’s also an interesting time for the community pharmacy landscape in general, with debates currently underway about the future role of pharmacies and how they link to other health services. “It’s more important than ever that pharmacy users are heard and involved along […]
The Living Well pioneer project, devised by charity Age UK, challenges the traditional way of looking after older people by supporting them to live the lives they want. Via the Guardian Social Care Network.
A scheme to introduce hen keeping to the elderly is turning out to have a miraculous effect on their wellbeing by reducing isolation and depression. An interesting light touch approach to older men’s loneliness, HenPower encourages and facilitates poultry keeping alongside a range of other hen-based social activities including art, dance and singing. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/11198410/Chickens-helping-the-elderly-tackle-loneliness.html Watch the video below [7’37]
Gawande is a writer, practicing surgeon and Professor at both the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. All the lectures are pretty thought-provoking but the first int he series – ‘The Idea of Wellbeing’ – is of particular interest from a co-production point of view. Gawande argues for a far more holistic vision for medicine that puts people’s agency, their desires, their interests and their need for connection and purpose at the heart […]
Design Council launched a major design programme to improve the quality of care. “We have added years to our lives, but now we need to add life to our years. Design for Care will require the collaboration of designers, public and private sector bodies, and the third sector.” http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/news-opinion/link-between-design-and-care
New research has suggested that the design of ‘everyday spaces’ is of the utmost importance in encouraging physical activity. This article looks at how a new affordable housing development in New York encourages healthy living for only 0.4% increase in total cost. Via The Guardian