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Local Government Information Unit

Find links to free online resources that offer practical guidance for health and social care staff who want to find out more about human rights and how they can observe human rights in their work.

Overview of content

Their team provides policy advice, learning programmes, events, consultancy and other resources to their members and other organisations.

Publications

The Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) website offers documents that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.

The briefings are only available to members and officers in LGIU.

Audience Relevant service areas Coverage of human rights
Nurses and care staff Healthcare Education about human rights
Policy officers NHS Freedom from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment
Service managers Residential care
Social care

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Examples

Respect and protect: research into the experience of older people and staff in care homes and hospitals - reviews the experience of residents/patients and staff involved in care homes and hospitals. It considers how partners involved in care can develop ‘mutuality of interest’ to cooperate on improvements.

Only available to LGIU members