Food Hygiene In Care Homes | What You Need To Do

Considering food hygiene in care homes should be the first thing on your To-Do list if you’re building or refurbishing cooking and preparation areas. Here is a look at the key areas you should focus on when planning your kitchen layout, choosing your commercial catering equipment and finalising your food safety management processes.


Read this item to understand why good food hygiene is so important in the care home?

JLA Source: Food Hygiene In Care Homes | What You Need To Do | JLA

How design can help care homes to embrace intergenerational living

28 Sep 2021 Article By: Melissa Magee, company director and architect, Carless + Adams

After the last 18 months the benefits offered by intergenerational living need little explanation. The concept of different generations living together, sharing resources, skills and experience can help to build a robust community.

Tackling isolation, providing support and keeping mentally and physically fit are some of the huge benefits that such a way of living can provide, all of which are essential for our elderly’s health and wellbeing.

Read this interesting and practical blog in full…


Is co-housing the future?

Is Cohousing the Future? [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

“Cohousing communities are communities organised collaboratively. Residents have their own private spaces but band together to share meals and facilities, organise activities and look out for each other.

The focus is on community. All that’s required is a neighbourhood where people want to band together, take care of one another and collaborate for the good of all.”

Click here to see the animated infographic it is really good!


Multi-building children’s homes: creating more capacity in the system

Posted by: Yvette Stanley, Posted on: 1 October 2021 – Categories: children’s homes

Happy teenagers sat on a bench

Yvette Stanley, Ofsted’s National Director for Regulation and Social Care, explains plans for multi-building registrations of children’s homes.

The care system is under pressure. Places to live for children with the most complex needs are scarce, and often not where they are most needed. And while the recent move to stop using unregulated accommodation for under-16s is welcome in principle, it’s likely to put even more pressure on a system already struggling to cope with demand.

Read the blog in full at…

Ofsted Source: Multi-building children’s homes: creating more capacity in the system – Ofsted: social care and early years regulation

Housing with care must be at the centre of social care reform

The present situation is extremely urgent. Extra Care housing is facing a looming crisis as supply fails to keep up with demand. Of the 400,000 short fall in older people’s housing units by 2030, 61,000 of these will be Extra Care.

It is not just service users who will miss out if this situation is left unaddressed. Research conducted by Sonnet Advisory & Impact CIC for us shows that our services alone save local authorities and the NHS around £6,700 per year per resident.

Read the Care Talk blog from Jane Ashcroft CBE, CEO, Anchor Hanover in full at…

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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 20 No2

The issue features six peer-reviewed articles, covering topics from life after residential care to applying implementation science to residential care, as well as nine shorter articles reporting on practice or contemporary issues, including the first ever Care Experienced History Month and the UN Day of General Discussion on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care.

You can download your full copy of the journal.

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Differences between assisted living homes and nursing homes

Differences Between Assisted Living Homes & Nursing Homes [Infographic] | ecogreenlove
Visual by Paradise Living Centers

The infographic, whilst part of marketing the assisted living services, shows up the differences in the USA as not being the same as between care homes with and without nursing in the UK. (Residential Forum is thinking about the future of residential care in the UK)


Metropolitan Senior Living Defined

What We Do | Roland Park Place is the only full-service, accredited not-for-profit Life Plan retirement community in Baltimore City and is a leader in aging services for older adults and their families.

Roland Park Place offers premier access to city life coupled with the comfort and convenience of suburban living — all within a beautifully landscaped park-like setting with breathtaking city skyline views.

A charming alternative to traditional senior living, the Roland Park Place community supports its Residents’ active independent lifestyles by promoting the vision of all individuals who are fully engaging in life regardless of age. Including maintenance-free Independent Living, Residential Care Assisted Living, Memory Care Assisted Living, and comprehensive/skilled nursing care, Roland Park Place is well-appointed to serve adults over the age of 60 at any physical or cognitive ability.

This is just a glimpse at the home offer to ageing citizens of Baltimore, Maryland. Have a fuller browse of the website including the affordability calculator…

Source: What We Do | Roland Park Place

To retain care home staff, we need to make sure they have access to better support

by Maya Haddad, Dr Alison Beck and Dr Katherine Belton

Previous research has highlighted the risk factors associated with high stress among care home staff, including high staff turnover and absenteeism and staff malpractice. But the fragmentation of care home provision, both in terms of different types and sizes of providers of services and the complex process of commissioning and purchasing services, poses significant challenges to ensuring consistent support for staff in care homes.

Photo: momius/Adobe Stock

The researchers spoke to people working in the care home sector in south London during the summer of 2020 to explore the extent to which they feel emotionally supported at work. They interviewed stakeholders representing various agencies and organisations that support the sector to find out what could be done to improve the emotional wellbeing of this vital workforce.

Read the findings in full at…

Community Care Source: ‘To retain care home staff, we need to make sure they have access to better support’

from independence to interdependence

“The leaving care process is awkward to write about; it’s difficult to talk about a young person leaving care, when some young people reflect that we don’t leave care, care leaves us. It’s difficult to write about moving into independence as this insinuates a reliance on self-sufficiency, on facing and going at the world alone. When really, who is truly independent? Instead, let our trajectory of focus change from being a move ‘out of care’ to a move to interdependence.”

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