The effect of a leadership support programme on care home managers

Sarah Penney

Teaching and research fellow, School of nursing, Ulster University, Northern Ireland
                           

Assumpta Ryan

Professor of ageing and health, School of nursing, Ulster University, Northern Ireland

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Aim

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.

Method

A
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.

Findings

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

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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