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star this property date less than 2018-05-09more like thismore than 2018-05-09
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Employment: Carers more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve awareness among employers of the extra burdens felt by employees who are carers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 142451 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-14more like thismore than 2018-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the valuable contribution made by carers who spend a significant proportion of their life providing unpaid support to friends and family members, including those who are ill or have disabilities. That is why the Government is committed to continuing to support carers, who are vital partners in the health and care system, and will continue to support carers in a way that supports their own health and wellbeing, employment and other life chances.</p><p> </p><p>The Department will shortly be publishing a Carers Action Plan, setting out a cross-Government programme of targeted work to support carers over the next two years. Within the Action Plan there will be a chapter dedicated to carers in employment which will cover improving working practices, flexible working and returning to work.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has also been working with the Timewise Foundation on a project to promote best practice in the use of employment flexibilities to support carers. Last month, Timewise launched a new Carers’ Hub – a one-stop shop for support, advice and flexible job opportunities to help carers balance their responsibilities with fulfilling careers, as well as offering best practice guidance on flexible working and flexible hiring practices, in order to help employers find and keep talented people who want or need to work in this way.</p><p> </p><p>More information about the Carers’ hub can be found at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.timewisejobs.co.uk/caring/" target="_blank">https://www.timewisejobs.co.uk/caring/</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2018-05-14T15:27:13.817Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-14T15:27:13.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
900355
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-09more like thismore than 2018-05-09
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Services: Staff more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of additional social care workers that will be required by 2030; and what steps he is taking to ensure that need is met. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 142452 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-14more like thismore than 2018-05-14
star this property answer text <p>Skills for Care publishes projections of the adult social care workforce and forecasts the number of adult social care jobs could increase by 31% (500,000 jobs) to around two million jobs by 2030.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is aware that our challenge, working alongside stakeholders in the adult social care sector, is to ensure the workforce has the right number of people to meet increasing demands, with the right skills, knowledge and behaviours to deliver quality, compassionate care.</p><p> </p><p>That is why we consulted the sector on the draft Health and Social Care Workforce Strategy. The results of the consultation will inform both the final strategy and the Green Paper on care and support for older people, both due later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2018-05-14T15:20:08.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-14T15:20:08.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
900586
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-09more like thismore than 2018-05-09
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Bereavement Counselling: Children and Young People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) financial support (b) guidance and (c) training his Department provides to child bereavement services to ensure appropriate support for children and young people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 142453 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-14more like thismore than 2018-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The funding and delivery of National Health Service bereavement services, including the training of staff, is a local matter.</p><p>Bereavement care is a key part of the provision of good end of life care as set out in the Government’s end of life care Choice Commitment, published in July 2016. As part of this, Health Education England, in partnership with Skills for Care and Skills for Health, published a refreshed End of Life Care Core Skills Education and Training Framework in March 2017. This aims to standardise end of life care training and education, including around bereavement care. The Government’s Choice Commitment and the framework can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/choice-in-end-of-life-care-government-response" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/choice-in-end-of-life-care-government-response</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/services/item/536-end-of-life-care-cstf-download" target="_blank">www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/services/item/536-end-of-life-care-cstf-download</a></p><p> </p><p>The importance of bereavement care is also reflected in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Quality Standard on end of life care, and other NICE end of life care guidance, which commissioners should take into account when planning services for local populations. The Quality Standard, which highlights that children may need specific tailored support to help them with bereavement, can be found at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs13" target="_blank">www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs13</a></p><p> </p><p>The Quality Standard draws on a range of evidence, including older Departmental guidance such as When a person dies: guidance for professionals on developing bereavement services, first published by the Department in 2005, and updated in 2011 by the Primary Care Commissioning Service with support from the NHS National End of Life Care Programme and the Bereavement Services Association. The guidance can be found at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.pcc-cic.org.uk/sites/default/files/articles/attachments/when_a_person_dies_19_oct_2011.pdf" target="_blank">www.pcc-cic.org.uk/sites/default/files/articles/attachments/when_a_person_dies_19_oct_2011.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2018-05-14T15:25:17.23Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-14T15:25:17.23Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
904183
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-14more like thismore than 2018-05-14
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the quality of social care provision is not being affected by increase in demand. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 143778 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The number of people receiving care commissioned by local authorities has remained broadly flat in the past three years, with 656,510 receiving support in 2014/15 compared to 654,765 in 2016/17.</p><p> </p><p>81% of adult social care providers are rated as good or outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (as at May 2018), nonetheless it is completely unacceptable that standards in some settings fall below those rightly expected by care users and their families.</p><p> </p><p>That is why the Care Act 2014 placed a new duty on councils to offer a meaningful choice of services, so that people have a range of high quality, appropriate care options to choose from and that they get the services that best meet their needs.</p><p> </p><p>The Government introduced tougher inspections, led by the CQC, to make sure that services meet quality and safety standards.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is working with the adult social care sector to implement Quality Matters – a shared commitment to take action to achieve high quality adult social care for service users, families, carers and everyone working in the sector.</p><p> </p><p>This summer we will publish plans to reform our social care system to make it sustainable for the future. The consultation will set out options to put the social care system on a more secure footing and address issues to improve the quality of care and reduce variation in practice.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2018-05-17T12:46:02.393Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-17T12:46:02.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
904184
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-14more like thismore than 2018-05-14
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to change the social care budget in line with changing levels of demand for services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 143779 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government has already invested funding to put social care on a more stable footing and alleviate short-term pressures across the health and care system. However, further reform is required to ensure that the system is prepared to meet the challenges of an ageing society.</p><p> </p><p>This is why the Government has set out plans to publish a Green Paper by summer 2018 presenting its proposals for reform.</p><p> </p><p>The Green Paper will consider the fundamental issues facing the care system, including the future sustainability of the market, capacity planning and market shaping responsibilities.</p><p> </p><p>In total, we have given councils access to £9.4 billion more dedicated funding for social care over the three years from 2017/18, including the recent Local Government Finance settlement announcement of a further £150 million for social care.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2018-05-17T12:49:51.41Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-17T12:49:51.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
905680
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star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Dementia more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding was allocated from the public purse to dementia research in 2016-17. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 144915 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Department funds research on health and social care through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). NIHR does not usually ring-fence funds for specific disease areas such as dementia. NIHR welcomes funding applications for research into any aspect of human health including dementia. Applications are subject to peer review and judged in open competition, awards being made on the basis of the importance of the topic to patients and health and care services, value for money and scientific quality. In all disease areas, the amount of NIHR funding depends on the volume and quality of scientific activity. NIHR funding for dementia research grew to £44.6 million in 2016/17, up from £37 million in 2015/16. This is a major contribution to meeting the commitment under the Government’s 2020 Dementia Challenge, to maintain funding at £60 million a year. The other main public funders of dementia research are the Medical Research Council, which in 2016/17 spent <del class="ministerial">£30.6</del> <ins class="ministerial">£36 </ins>million, and the Economic and Social Research Council, which spent £2.5 million, to bring total Government spending on dementia research to £83.1 million.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2018-05-21T16:46:39.747Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T16:46:39.747Z
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less than 2018-06-01T09:26:09.883Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-01T09:26:09.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
905682
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star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Dementia more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding from the public purse the Government plans to allocate to dementia research in the 2018-19 financial year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 144916 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Department funds research on health and social care through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The usual practice of NIHR is not to ring-fence funds for expenditure on particular topics, with research proposals from all areas competing for available funding. NIHR welcomes funding applications for research into any aspect of human health including dementia. Applications are subject to peer review and judged in open competition, with awards made on the basis of the importance of the topic to patients and health and care services, value for money and scientific quality. The amount of NIHR funding in a disease area therefore depends on scientific activity. However, the Government’s 2020 Dementia Challenge makes a commitment to maintain public funding for dementia research at £60 million a year to 2020. NIHR funding for dementia research grew to £44.6 million in 2016/17, with total public funding for dementia research standing at £83.1 million, ahead of the 2020 commitment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2018-05-21T16:47:44.393Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T16:47:44.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
926597
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star this property date less than 2018-06-18more like thismore than 2018-06-18
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Loneliness: Older People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce social isolation among the elderly. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 154719 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-21more like thismore than 2018-06-21
star this property answer text <p>Social isolation and loneliness are different concepts but have very close links. Given also the close links between them and poor physical and mental health, I am a member of the newly formed Ministerial Group on Loneliness.</p><p> </p><p>To support the Government’s commitment to tackling loneliness, including a new loneliness strategy and fund, the Department will continue to support policies and programmes such as social prescribing, dementia friendly communities, improved mental health and the recently published Carers Action Plan.</p><p> </p><p>Feelings of social isolation and loneliness are not exclusive to the elderly but this group can be particularly affected. The Green Paper on the care of older people which will be published in the autumn, will set out a number of proposals to help older people live healthier, longer, and more independent lives.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2018-06-21T16:56:19.71Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-21T16:56:19.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
928696
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star this property date less than 2018-06-21more like thismore than 2018-06-21
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Loneliness: Older People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) social isolation and (b) loneliness on the mental health of the elderly. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 156431 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the negative impact of isolation and loneliness on the quality of life for elderly and other vulnerable people. It is not possible, however, to demonstrate a causal link between becoming socially isolated or lonely and developing mental health problems.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services cannot ‘treat’ loneliness, those who experience mental health conditions may also be lonely and vice versa. IAPT services can signpost or refer people onto other services that seek to address loneliness where these are available locally.</p><p> </p><p>Feelings of social isolation and loneliness are not exclusive to the elderly but that group can be particularly affected. The Green Paper on the care of older people which will be published in the autumn, will set out a number of proposals to help older people live healthier, longer, more independent lives.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2018-06-26T10:05:13.407Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-26T10:05:13.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-21more like thismore than 2018-06-21
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Learning Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that information on learning disability is included in the training of healthcare staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 156444 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-27more like thismore than 2018-06-27
star this property answer text <p>Employers have a statutory responsibility to provide sufficient numbers of suitably qualified, competent, skilled and experienced staff to meet the needs of the people using health services, including those with a learning disability.</p><p> </p><p>The Learning Disability Core Skills Education and Training Framework, published in July 2016 sets out the requisite skills and competencies that staff need to deliver care and support to people with a learning disability. The Framework sets out the necessary skills across three tiers. Tier 1, knowledge for roles that require general awareness of learning disabilities; Tier 2, knowledge and skills for roles that will have some regular contact with people with a learning disability and Tier 3, knowledge and skills for those providing care and support for people with a learning disability. Training should be provided in line with this Framework.</p><p> </p><p>Health Education England (HEE) is currently producing eLearning materials to support Tier 1 learning disability awareness training. This free online training will be available to all staff in 2019. HEE will also be writing to all education providers reminding them of the Learning Disability Core Skills Education and Training Framework and ask them to ensure that all staff groups include Tier 1 awareness training as a minimum.</p><p> </p><p>HEE also uses a workforce development fund to support the ongoing development of staff, with spending focused on priority areas, including staff working with people with learning disabilities and/or autism. Examples of the type of development that is supported includes, Positive Behavioural Support, Total Attachment Theory, Leadership programmes, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Learning Disability Mortality, Building the Right Support, Early Positive Approaches to Support, Restraint Reduction, Positive Behavioural Support Workshops for family carers, Forensic learning disabilities skills, Trauma informed care and Autism.</p><p> </p><p>All nurses receive learning disabilities training as part of their pre-registration education. Curricula are set by individual education providers, to standards set by the professional regulators.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, since April 2015, newly appointed health care assistants, including those who will provide care and support to people with a learning disability have been undergoing training as part of the national implementation of the Care Certificate. The Care Certificate equips new staff with the knowledge and skills which they need to provide safe, compassionate care across a range of areas, including the care of people with a learning disability.</p><p> </p><p>We have committed that there will be a response to each of the recommendations of the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme annual report, including the recommendation on training. The response will be published soon.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 156445 more like this
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less than 2018-06-27T13:04:02.917Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-27T13:04:02.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this