Feeling safe and being heard in residential care is crucial

Dorothy Hodgkinson from Finding Perspectives discusses the importance of safeguarding adults in care homes

04 September 2020

Often when an adult transitions to living in residential care, there’s an understanding that this may well be their final home. It becomes the imperative of the facility and its staff to create an environment of comfort, safety, and a place where residents feel they have retained some autonomy. 

Key to this is ensuring there are ways in which residents and their families or carers can flag concerns when things appear to be going, or have gone wrong, without fear of retribution.

When we feel unsafe, or even just less safe than usual, one of the first things we lose is our voice….read the blog in full at…

NICE source: https://www.nice.org.uk/news/blog/feeling-safe-and-being-heard-in-residential-care

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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