Melanie Henwood Associates - Health & Social Care Consultancy

Melanie Henwood Associates

Health & Social Care Consultancy

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Long term care policy back in the long grass?

31 July 2015

The Government's announcement that it will delay by four years a cap on people's liability for the costs of social care is the latest in a long line of failures by successive administrations to resolve the challenge of paying for long term care.

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Capping care costs not straightforward

13 July 2015

With rumours (since confirmed) of delays to the full implementation of the Care Act, this blog for the Guardian explored why the cap on care costs is not straightforward.

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Carers movement turns 50

08 July 2015

50 years after carers became a public issue thanks to Mary Webster, it is time to reflect on achievements and to look to the future.

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Dementia Friendly Communities & Skills for Care

21 May 2015

A number of pilot projects were funded by Skills for Care through 2013/14 to develop Dementia Friendly Communities.

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The Dementia Challenge

07 February 2015

NHS South of England established a Dementia Challenge Fund in 2012/13 allocating £9 million across around 70 projects to drive local improvements and identify and implement practical solutions to the problems faced by people living with dementia. An independent evaluation of the programme was commissioned from Henwood Associates and the University of the West of England.

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Standing Commission on Carers

31 December 2014

In December 2014 Melanie was co-opted as a member of the Standing Commission on Carers. This is an independent advisory group providing expert advice to Ministers on carers' issues, and progress in delivering the National Carers Strategy.

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Skills for Care: Asset based approaches

30 September 2014

Asset-based approaches in adult social care and in suppporting people at the end of their life were supported in a number of projects during 2013/14.

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New website launched

11 March 2013

New website launched.

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Beyond Eligibility - Age UK

Beyond Eligibility - Age UK

30 September 2012

This study for Age UK examines local councils' approaches to universal and open access services for people who do not meet eligibility criteria for adult social care.

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About Melanie Henwood

Melanie Henwood - Health and Social Care Consultant

Melanie Henwood established her health and social care consultancy in 1991; prior to that she held posts at the King's Fund (1989-1991), the Family Policy Studies Centre (1983-1989), and the University of Bath (1981-1983).

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Recent Work

Dementia Friendly Communities & Skills for Care May 2015

A number of pilot projects were funded by Skills for Care through 2013/14 to develop Dementia Friendly Communities.

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Blog: Dementia awareness and beyond May 2015

The dementia challenge is about much more than awareness raising - where do we go from here?

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Blog: Care and Humanity March 2015

Remembering that patients are - above all - people is fundamental to treating them with humanity and compassion.

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