Alex Fox’s Blog

There has been a great deal of interest in the media in a small start up
company called Care Rooms, which has been developing an idea in which
people would rent out their spare room to the NHS, for use by older
people who are well enough to leave hospital but not well enough to
return home.

Alex’s blog offers a timely reminder of the 40 years it has taken to grow ‘shared lives’ from adult placements (or foster a granny as the media branded it last century) to the safe and caring service it is today. He asks:

Why would people who are well enough to leave hospital want to be a
lodger in a stranger’s spare room eating microwaved meals, rather than
going home?


Alex Fox’s Blog

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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