Care Practice Manual for Supported Housing

Stonham, Housing With Care, Octavia
House, 235-241 Union Street, London SE1 0LR, £60 (plus £6.50

A manual for all staff working in
supported housing projects and services. It can be used for training or
guidance for those involved in the planning, implementation, monitoring,
reviewing and evaluation of care and support services, whether residential or
not. It lays out key principles in care practice, particularly core values, as
well as working with users, all aspects of care management, and team development
within agencies and homes.

Care To Make A Difference

Alzheimer’s Disease Society, Gordon
House, 10 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1PH, £120

A training video and viewer’s
booklet focusing on ways of working safely and effectively with people who have
Alzheimer’s. Although it includes a short section on understanding the disease,
it deals principally with day-to-day work with clients, covering caring for the
whole person; communication; routines; difficult behaviour; and good practice
points. The society offers training support for those using the video and

Resettlement Training
Toolkit: A Training Pack for Resettlement and Social Inclusion

Margaret Anne Gachagan and Duncan
Wallace, Pavilion Publishing, The Ironworks, Cheapside, Brighton, East Sussex
BN1 4GD, £125 (plus £12.50 p&p)

A substantial pack which includes an
introduction to the course and key issues, detailed notes for trainers, and
course materials. Its purpose is to enable trainers to set up
structured training programmes for service users in order for them
to feel more self-confident about engaging those providing housing-based
services. However, it is also likely to be of benefit to front-line staff.

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