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Image: Customer Guides: Accessible guidance for practitioners to use with people accessing services, families and carers, to help them understand important issues and the support available to them.

Accessible guidance for practitioners to use with people accessing services, families and carers, to help them understand important issues and the support available to them.

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Housing, wellbeing and adult social care: Brief Guide (2019)

Published: Sep 2019

Housing, wellbeing and adult social care: Brief Guide (2019)

This Brief Guide provides a clear and accessible overview of how where a person lives can impact on their wellbeing. It aims to support adults and carers, alongside practitioners across both housing and social care, to identify what should be available and how to work together to achieve best outcomes.

Designed for: People with lived experience, social workers, housing workers, support workers and team managers in direct practice with adults.

If you would like to purchase hard copies of this resource, please contact ask@rip.org.uk or 01803 869753

Supervision: Brief Guide (2019)

Published: Jul 2019

Supervision: Brief Guide (2019)

Supervision is when one worker in adult social care is given responsibility to work with another colleague or group of colleagues. The aim of supervision is to promote the wellbeing of adults and carers who are receiving support.

This Brief Guide explains what supervision is and provides practical advice for adults and carers about how they can have their voice heard throughout the supervision process.

Designed for: Adults and carers.

Number of pages: 6

Preview available.

Product code: AD-CUG-023

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Mental Health Act assessments: Brief Guide (2018)

Published: Jun 2018

Mental Health Act assessments: Brief Guide (2018)

The Mental Health Act (1983) is the main piece of legislation that covers the assessment, treatment and rights of people with a mental health disorder. This Brief Guide aims to provide accessible, clear information that supports people and carers throughout the Mental Health Act assessment process.

Aimed at: Adults and carers

Number of pages: 6
Preview available.
Product code: AD-CUG-022

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Assessment: Brief Guide (2018)

Published: Mar 2018

Assessment: Brief Guide (2018)

An adult social care assessment is a process which identifies what people want to achieve in order to maintain or improve their wellbeing, whilst having as much independence and control over their day-to-day life as possible This Brief Guide explains in simple terms what an assessment is and how it works, along with practical advice to help ensure they are effective.

Aimed at: People accessing services, carers and families, social care practitioners.

Number of pages: 6
Preview available.
Product code: AD-CUG-021

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Sexual Exploitation: Brief Guide (2017)

Published: Oct 2017

Sexual Exploitation: Brief Guide (2017)

This Brief Guide provides a clear and concise overview of the roles and responsibilities of social care services around the sexual exploitation of adults. Written for individuals accessing adult social care and their carers, it outlines what to expect of services and professionals in this area of work.

Aimed at: People accessing services, families and carers.

Number of pages: 6
Preview available.
Product code: AD-CUG-020

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What is a family group conference for adults? Brief Guide (2017)

Published: Jun 2017

What is a family group conference for adults? Brief Guide (2017)

A family group conference is a facilitated decision-making meeting, which aims to help the individual and/or family find solutions to problems. This might be where there are concerns about an adults’ safety or wellbeing, encouraging the family to find their own lasting solutions by building on their strengths and resources.

This Brief Guide explains what this service is and how it might help people accessing services and their families.

Aimed at: People accessing services, carers and families; social care practitioners, including social workers and family group conference coordinators.

Number of pages: 6
Preview available
Product code: AD-CUG-019

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What is the Mental Capacity Act 2005? Brief Guide – Easy Read version (2017)

Published: Feb 2017

What is the Mental Capacity Act 2005? Brief Guide – Easy Read version (2017)

Sometimes people who have, for example, dementia, a learning disability, mental illness or a brain injury, are unable to make decisions. Short term conditions like concussion or having a urinary tract infection can also affect people’s ability to make decisions.

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is a law which says what to do when people are unable to make decisions for themselves and how they can plan for the future in case they lose capacity. This Brief Guide provides a jargon-free introduction to the Act and is presented in an Easy Read format.

Aimed at: All social care practitioners and service users.

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What rights do carers have to an assessment of their needs? Brief Guide (2016)

Published: Oct 2016

What rights do carers have to an assessment of their needs? Brief Guide (2016)

Before the Care Act 2014 came into force in April 2015, carers did not have a legal right to social care support (although some authorities did in fact provide it). This Brief Guide contains information for carers to help them understand what their new rights are and how to access support.

Aimed at: All social care practitioners, carers, service users and their families.

Number of pages: 6
Preview available.
Product code: AD-CUG-016

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What is a Relevant Person's Representative? Brief Guide (2016)

Published: Jun 2016

What is a Relevant Person's Representative? Brief Guide (2016)

The role of the Relevant Person’s Representative (RPR) can be problematic and prone to misunderstanding. This Brief Guide focuses on clarifying the legal standing and purpose of the RPR. It also provides an accessible means of explaining the role and responsibilities to anyone who is appointing or taking on the role of the RPR.

Aimed at: All social care practitioners, including Best Interest Assessors, carers and service users.

Number of pages: 6
Preview available.
Product code: AD-CUG-015

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What is safeguarding adults? Brief Guide (2015)

Published: Oct 2015

What is safeguarding adults? Brief Guide (2015)

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.

Updated from original version published October 2012.

Safeguarding adults is about detecting and preventing the abuse of adults who might be unable to protect themselves. It is something that everyone needs to know about.

Aimed at: All service users.

Number of pages: 6

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