Placing children for ‘welfare’ and ‘justice’ reasons together in secure children’s homes

Research report considering whether the practice of placing children together in secure children’s homes for justice and welfare reasons increases the risk of child sexual abuse. GOV.UK Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/placing-children-for-welfare-and-justice-reasons-together-in-secure-childrens-homes

Turning Away From Nursing Homes, to What?

By Mark Miller April 1, 2021 Regina Smith has dedicated her career to keeping seniors out of nursing homes. A geriatric social worker at an adult day care network in Indianapolis, she strives to provide services that can help people live independently. But Ms. Smith’s expertise didn’t keep her own mother from a nursing home —Continue reading “Turning Away From Nursing Homes, to What?”

Values in Action – where rhetoric meets reality

Originally posted on Dr Heery:
In this blog I share my experience of being a parent to the wonderful, indefatigable Molly. We have read through it together, and she is happy for me to share it with you. Values are important. Not just in an abstract, theoretical way, but in driving the decisions we make…

Therapeutic residential care: A necessary option for foster youth with greater needs

The tide of opinion in the U.S. child welfare arena has been turning against institutional settings for foster youth for some time. A spate of reports of child abuse and improper disciplinary techniques in residential facilities for young people has intensified calls for the elimination of residential care as an option for foster youth. ButContinue reading “Therapeutic residential care: A necessary option for foster youth with greater needs”

Housing Options When You Can’t Live at Home

Everyone wants to live out their days in their own home. It’s painful to think about being placed in an assisted living or dying in a hospital. The thought of leaving behind the comforts of home and losing independence is overwhelming. Sometimes staying at home simply isn’t an option.  The biggest reason for needing outsideContinue reading “Housing Options When You Can’t Live at Home”

Co-living: Dispelling the myths

Co-living is gaining momentum in the residential property sector, writes Colin Shenton of Oppidan Life (April 2021) If you haven’t already heard of co-living you are sure to over the coming months, as developers set their sights on Manchester and Salford. While the market seeks to define what co-living is and how it differs fromContinue reading “Co-living: Dispelling the myths”

Eating while in hospital, in care homes or if you rely on someone else for your meals | Malnutrition Task Force

In a care home or your own home, it’s important that you enjoy your food, have enough to eat and drink, and get the help you need to eat and drink when you need it. What to expect When anyone is admitted into hospital or a care home, they should expect to be weighed. ThisContinue reading “Eating while in hospital, in care homes or if you rely on someone else for your meals | Malnutrition Task Force”

Designated settings for people with COVID-19 leaving hospital

28 April 2021 CQC is continuing to work with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), local authorities and individual care providers to provide assurance of safe and high-quality care in designated settings, which are part of a scheme to allow people with a COVID-positive test result to be discharged safely from hospitals. TheseContinue reading “Designated settings for people with COVID-19 leaving hospital”

The importance of home

Celeste Berteau, Evidence and Influencing Co-ordinator, Life Changes Trust, September 2020. What does it mean for a house to be a ‘home’? Is it curling up in your favourite chair at the end of a long day? Sharing a laugh with friends and family? Perhaps it is that feeling you get cooking your favourite meal.Continue reading “The importance of home”