Jobs for the girls? Intergenerational care and gender inequality in Europe

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Martin Stevens discusses research on gender inequality and intergenerational patterns of care in Europe and reveals possible potential implications for current social care reform.

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Service improvement needs “a more empowering, bottom-up approach” says Nuffield Trust report

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In this blog, Caroline De Brún looks at a report published by the Nuffield Trust, which suggests a list of priorities for the government to act on, around improvement in the NHS.

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Self-neglect and safeguarding: indicators for good practice

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Jill Manthorpe follows up her previous blog on self-neglect and safeguarding by looking at a related paper on good practice indicators from serious case reviews.

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Parents’ experience of transition: support and struggle

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Hannah Morgan assesses a study on parents’ experience of support for transition to adulthood for children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and finds that although they want to support their children, they themselves are not always supported by services.

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Testing a person-centred approach to carer support

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Mary Larkin discusses a US study of a person-centred, evidence-based carer support intervention and thinks about implications of the findings for the UK context.

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Evaluating integration: instruments to track the complexity

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Robin Miller tackles a systematic review of measures to evaluate integration in health and social care and discusses some of the challenges of integration.

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Policy impacts on home care services for older people

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Mike Clark provides a timely commentary on research into the impact of personalisation on home care services for older people and finds inherent tensions between choice, competition and the desire for improving the relational aspects of direct care.

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What factors determine the need for social care in older age?

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Martin Stevens interrogates an analysis of a longitudinal study dataset to discover what it says about determinants of social care and support use in older age.

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Case management for dementia: The jury’s (still) out.

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Caroline Struthers comes to grips with a Cochrane Review on case management for people with dementia and finds relevant messages for both practitioners and researchers.

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