An Equal Life for All – the #SocialCareFuture White Paper

We got tired of waiting, so we produced our own White Paper on the future of social care. It’s radical and ambitious, as it should be. Tell us what you think! social-care-future-white-paper-Download

Places like home

A really good and significant blog from Lucy Series that warrants setting aside the time to read and digest…. (the opinion of the Residential Forum) “Home is not the same as being ‘homely’ or ‘homelike’ – it is not about murals or pictures or wallpaper or knick-knacks, tablecloths and doilies. It is not even aboutContinue reading “Places like home”

Thinking about research in care homes

The Care Home Action Researcher-in-residence Model (CHARM) Framework manual is now available to download: The CHARM Framework ManualDownload A step-by-step guide for care homes to conduct their own research projects An online library of resources from the CHARM manual is provided Here

A Forgotten Crisis: Adults who have been in Care Struggling with Poor Health and High Mortality

Sophia Alexandra Hall, 18 November 2021 “People who spent their childhoods in the UK’s care system are twice as likely to die prematurely, according to a report. Care leavers can often experience discrimination from both the state and from other people. They may face stigma or structural barriers that can have a long-term impact onContinue reading “A Forgotten Crisis: Adults who have been in Care Struggling with Poor Health and High Mortality”

Surviving and thriving as a care leaver

In conversation with Kim Emenike BY NIKKI ADEBIYI, FOUNDER @BOUNCE BLACK, 25 October 2021 Read the interview with care leaver Kim at… @BOUNCE BLACK source: https://bounceblack.org/2021/10/25/care-leaver-kim-emenike-interview/ Read more about Kim’s journey in and beyond care in her interview with the BBC here. Support resources for care leavers: BECOME: The charity for children and young peopleContinue reading “Surviving and thriving as a care leaver”

You are leaving it too late to save your Care Home

There is a universal truth….. A Care Home will ALWAYS reflect its manager. This is a hard truth but true all the same. I have seen it again and again. The life of a care home is not a straight line. It has ups and downs, good times and bad times. Things can sometimes getContinue reading “You are leaving it too late to save your Care Home”

A radical new vision for social care

The REAL Centre invited acclaimed author and social innovator Hilary Cottam to deliver the 2021 REAL Challenge lecture, to generate fresh ideas and debate. In the lecture Hilary explores how we can turn current thinking about care and the care system on its head by creating something new, where care is not seen as aContinue reading “A radical new vision for social care”

7 things to consider before starting a role in social care

October 28, 2021, Mark Topps Working in social care is without a doubt one of the most rewarding jobs, but it can also be one of the toughest. It doesn’t matter about your background or how old you are, if you want to support people and have a rewarding job, there’s a social care roleContinue reading “7 things to consider before starting a role in social care”

Social Care Detention: A Socio-Legal Puzzle

Lucy Series | 13 October 2021 More people are deprived of their liberty in England and Wales’ care homes than any other paradigmatic carceral spaces, including prisons, psychiatric hospitals, and immigration detention. In 2019-20 care homes made 163,215 applications to authorise deprivation of liberty under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS).Continue reading “Social Care Detention: A Socio-Legal Puzzle”

‘Care 2030’ Vision Paper

Six key priorities or ‘building blocks’ for better care so everyone can age well are set out in a new paper, ‘Care 2030’, published by the independent charity, Hallmark Foundation. Hallmark Foundation has committed to backing Care Home Open Week in 2022 following its success earlier this year. The foundation is one of the foundingContinue reading “‘Care 2030’ Vision Paper”

Community-based Care

Transition to community-based care: the role of the EU Hundreds of thousands of children, persons with disabilities, persons with mental health problems, homeless persons and older people across Europe continue to live in long-stay institutions where they face lives of social exclusion, poverty and labour market exclusion. In order to promote social inclusion of people withContinue reading “Community-based Care”

Better Security, Better Care

Better Security, Better Care is a national and local support programme to help adult social care providers to store and share information safely. It covers paper and digital records. As a care provider, the programme will help you to evaluate and improve your data and cyber security. This means you can reassure the people youContinue reading “Better Security, Better Care”

So, what is cohousing?

Keryn Curtis, October 28, 2020 Cohousing?  Before talking about what cohousing IS, it is important to be very clear about what it ISN’T.  Cohousing is NOT a 21st century name for a commune or a kibbutz or a student share house or whatever concept might spring unbidden to your mind’s eye. Nup.  Let’s be clearContinue reading “So, what is cohousing?”

Making sure your Care Home/Nursing Home is safe from fire

Care home providers are encouraged to review their fire risk assessments and management arrangements to ensure these are considered. It may be valuable to engage with their Fire Risk Assessors or Local Fire and Rescue Service to gather further advice if they are concerned about fire safety arrangements, staffing levels or emergency plans.   Read inContinue reading “Making sure your Care Home/Nursing Home is safe from fire”

Managing safeguarding investigations – preserving your regulatory and reputational position

Jenny Wilde, 15 October 2019 “Safeguarding investigations can be incredibly stressful and difficult times for providers of health and social care services. Any allegations involving vulnerable people will always, and understandably, expose providers to intense scrutiny.” As far as the Residential Forum is aware the content of this article from two years ago is accurateContinue reading “Managing safeguarding investigations – preserving your regulatory and reputational position”