Teaching and research fellow, School of nursing, Ulster University, Northern Ireland
Professor of ageing and health, School of nursing, Ulster University, Northern Ireland
To explore the effect of the My
Home Life 12-month leadership support programme on care home managers’
leadership skills and professional development, and their relationships
with staff, residents and relatives.
qualitative study of 15 care home managers was undertaken, using focus
groups to explore the study’s aims and objectives. Data were analysed
using Colaizzi’s phenomenological method.
The leadership support programme enabled managers to develop their
leadership skills, which had a positive effect for them and for their
relationships with staff, residents and relatives. Conclusion
Participation in the programme enabled managers to make real practice
development improvements with meaningful effect for residents