Presentation on theme: "Improving the wider social determinants of Health in Sunderland through.......... Informal Care in Sunderland By Nicola Turnbull WHO Healthy City Support."— Presentation transcript:
Improving the wider social determinants of Health in Sunderland through Informal Care in Sunderland By Nicola Turnbull WHO Healthy City Support Officer Sunderland
Aims of Presentation The aims of the presentation are to demonstrate: Sunderland’s challenges Care arrangements Implementation of findings
Part 1 Sunderland’s Challenge
Sunderland Demographic Time Bomb Population 280, ,700 59,500
Health Inequalities Persist in Sunderland 'and are related to the pattern of deprivation'
Part 2 Care Arrangements
Caring for older people Needs & Responsibilities 'Commissioning & Providing'
Caring for older people The 'Big Picture'
Families Main carers ‘Contributing over £500 million’
Sunderland Carers Centre Goals and Achievements - Provide Support to Carers - Develop resources for appropriate & effective working - Ensure funding and premises are available - Develop partnership working across all sectors - Ensure communication is timely and effective - Systems to ensure objectives are achieved.
Alzheimer's Society Sunderland branch Ernie Thompson – Branch Chairman of the Alzheimer's society highlighted the need for “ …..earlier diagnosis and support as well as a greater choice of services” This would mean less stress for carers especially those from the poorest areas of Sunderland who contribute over 50 hours per week
Part 3 Implementation
Evaluation Sunderland puts a high value on care provided by friends, neighbours and above all, by family members. The economic value of unpaid care is estimated to be five times the council budget for Adult Services Including carer issues in strategic documents ensures that all agencies can tackle the challenges facing the city to bring about long term improvements and change lives for the better. Support for carers is vital
References nd/ Healthy Ageing in the City of Sunderland, Independent report for Sunderland Partnership, February 2008.