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 Supporting Older Family Carers Project Else Wilson and Ambi Wildman
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    Supporting Older Family

    Carers Project

    Else Wilson and Ambi Wildman

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    Shared Lives

    In 2009 NAAPS(now Shared LivesPlus) secured 2

    year funding fromthe ScottishGovernment for a

    project worker tosupport older family

    carers

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    Supporting Older Family Carers Project

    The project aims to support the needs ofolder family carers with sons/daughterswho have a learning disability and/or

    autistic spectrum disorder by promotingShared Lives (previously known as AdultPlacement) so that this option can be

    considered in future care planning

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    Background

    As carers get older, what the future holds for their sonsand daughters becomes a real concern

    Various reports over recent years clearly indicate the

    needs of older family carers such as emergencyplanning and future care needs for their sons anddaughters

    Enable: Living from Day to Day

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    Scotlands Ageing Population

    Demographic study indicates that

    The number of people of pensionable age inScotland is projected to rise by around 31 per

    cent from 0.98 million in 2006 to 1.29 million in2031.

    The number of people aged 75 and over isprojected to increase by around 81% from 0.38million in 2006 to 0.69 million in 2031.

    69% of carers aged 50 or more

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    Learning disabilities

    27,391 adults with learning disabilitieswere known to the 32 local authorities inScotland in 2010.

    Nationally there are now 6.4 people per1,000 population with a known learningdisability.

    There were over 5,845 adults with learningdisabilities aged 50-64 and 2,597 aged 65or older.

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    Carers of adults with a learning disability

    9,259 adults with a learning disabilityknown to local authorities in Scotland livedwith a family carer.

    1,021 of the adults living with a familycarer were themselves aged 50- 64 and270 are 65 or over.

    The same as you? estimated that 25 percent adults in Scotland could be living witha family carer aged 65 or over

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    Supporting Older Family Carers Projectthrough Shared Lives

    Meets Scottish Government Outcomes:

    We live longer, healthier lives

    We have tackled significant inequalities in

    Scottish society We take pride in a strong, fair and inclusive

    national identity

    Our public services are high quality, continually

    improving, efficient and responsive to localpeoples needs

    We have improved the life chances for children,young people and families at risk

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    Self-directed Support (Scotland) Bill

    Guiding principles

    Better outcomes - people are healthier andhappier

    Choice - people can choose the support theyneed

    Participation - people can make decisions abouttheir life

    Mutuality - people and social workers worktogether

    Equality - everyone can get good support

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    Personalisation

    Personalisation enables the individualalone, or in groups, to find the right

    solutions for them and to participate in thedelivery of a service. From being therecipient of a service, citizens can becomeactively involved in selecting and shaping

    the services they receiveScottish Government 2009

    http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/04/07112629/0

    http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/04/07112629/0http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/04/07112629/0
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    The Same as You Report 2000

    Shared Lives was highlightedin the Same as You report

    2000 as an example of goodpractice, being a flexible

    community based provision

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    Beginning of the Project

    The project has a steering group

    Research to produce guidance for thedevelopment of Shared Lives services

    Main focus to establish links with localauthorities, carers groups and otherorganizations, disseminating information andoffering presentations

    September 2010 e-mail dissemination / pilotparticipation invited / interest indicated

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    What the pilot sites offer

    Continuing support from the Shared Livesteam, working alongside LA staff, carers

    groups and other interested parties

    Information about the processes involvedin setting up schemes

    Guidance about good practice

    Involvement in focus groups research

    Acknowledgement of participation

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    Edinburgh Pilot Timeline

    January Meeting with older family carers & birth parentsof son with a Shared Lives family

    February/March Established a PATH

    May Older family carers meet Shared Lives carersfrom different schemes

    June 2 local coffee morning events

    August Review and planning meeting

    September - Review and agreement to work with several olderfamilies to establish initial introductions to SL carers

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    What has worked well

    Participation of older family carers

    Collaboration and consultation

    Developing a project DVD

    Having a steering group and

    researcher

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    Challenges

    Financial Climate

    Organisational and staff changes

    Weather

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    What has been learned

    Working together

    Involvement - benefits andchallenges

    Time

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    Whats happening now?

    Completion of the project DVD

    Dissemination of DVD throughout

    Scotland and elsewhere

    Beginning of the Perth Pilot

    Possible extension of the projectto March 2012

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    Workshops

    From the perspective of olderfamily carers

    From the perspective of local

    authority service providers.

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    Shared Lives is a tried and tested model ofcare which can offer support and choicewhen planning for the future

    THANK YOU AND ANY QUESTIONS

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    References

    http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/dementia/index.aspSCLD 2011 Statistics Release: Adults with learning

    disabilities -implementation of The same as you?Scotland 2010

    Stewart F and Patterson E (2010) Caring in Scotland:Analysis of Existing Data Sources on Unpaid Carers inScotland

    www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch

    Living from Day to Day (2008) A research project on OlderFamily Carers of People with Learning Difficulties

    www.enable.org.uk

    http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/dementia/index.asphttp://www.scld.org.uk/scld-projects/esay/publications-and-resources/statistics-releaseshttp://www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearchhttp://www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearchhttp://www.enable.org.uk/http://www.enable.org.uk/http://www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearchhttp://www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearchhttp://www.scld.org.uk/scld-projects/esay/publications-and-resources/statistics-releaseshttp://www.scie.org.uk/publications/dementia/index.asp

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