What would happen if life within an elderly people’s home was controlled by its residents?

Godfrey Holmes explains why handing residents of retirement homes the
day-to-day running of their establishments can be a source of pride for
all concerned.


You must have a benevolent home run on a not-for-profit basis, whose
leaders are totally committed to their guests’ wellbeing. Underline the
word ‘guest’ – somebody it is a privilege to serve Getty

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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