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”

A New Way Home (Scottish Edition)

…a personalised approach to leaving institutions Scottish Edition by Frances Brown and John Dalrymple. Published by the Centre for Welfare Reform in association with Citizen Network Preface ‘… the difficulty of bringing people back home once they have been placed a long way away is so great that every effort should be made to avoidContinue reading “A New Way Home (Scottish Edition)”

Is this me? | Malnutrition Task Force

Whether you are slim or bigger (even if you are seemingly overweight, you can still be malnourished), it’s not good to lose weight without meaning to. It’s easy for weight to drop off without noticing. Significant, unintended weight loss makes you more likely to get ill or have a fall and can slow down yourContinue reading “Is this me? | Malnutrition Task Force”

Changing the game: moving regulation from ‘rate and rank’ to ‘reflect and learn’

How can regulators & regulated organisations have more human relationships? … Katie Rose and Andy Brogan, March 2021 …regulators are encouraged to ‘rate and rank’ providers, framing regulation as a score to be kept (and so inadvertently turning the regulation relationship into a game to be played). Within regulated organisations, their own internal performance managementContinue reading “Changing the game: moving regulation from ‘rate and rank’ to ‘reflect and learn’”

Flapjacks and Feudalism

Social Mobility and Class in The Archers Synopsis Flapjacks and Feudalism: Social Mobility and Class in The Archers is an excavation into the family and class politics found in the clans of the residents of Ambridge, in BBC Radio 4’s The Archers. This looks to be a cracking book (Residential Forum) especially the chapter: Can’tContinue reading “Flapjacks and Feudalism”

Hospice and palliative care volunteering in Finland: How we can further develop a precious asset

NEW SERIES: CELEBRATING THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF VOLUNTEERS IN PALLIATIVE CARE…  Since 1988, volunteers have played a crucial role in hospice and palliative care in Finland. But now, a more systematic approach to develop volunteer training and structures of volunteering in hospice and palliative care is about to start. Our guest writers, Leena Pelttari, Ritva Pihlaja and MirjaContinue reading “Hospice and palliative care volunteering in Finland: How we can further develop a precious asset”

Crises and Turnaround Management: Lessons Learned from Recovery of New Orleans and Tulane University Following Hurricane Katrina

Abstract By their very nature both man-made and natural disasters are unpredictable, and so we recommend that all health-care institutions be prepared. In this paper, the authors describe and make a number of recommendations, regarding the importance of crisis and turnaround management using as a model the New Orleans public health system and Tulane UniversityContinue reading “Crises and Turnaround Management: Lessons Learned from Recovery of New Orleans and Tulane University Following Hurricane Katrina”