Health is made at Home: Hospitals are for Repairs

This new book by former NHS supremo, Lord Nigel Crisp, is all about creating health in the home, the workplace, the school, the community and wider society. Creating the conditions for people to be healthy and helping them to be so. Click here to purchase a copy (opens new window)

Rights Made Real reports showcase importance of human rights in care homes in Scotland

The Rights Made Real in Care Homes was established in 2019, with the Life Changes Trust investment of £135,000 to support seven projects across Scotland to promote the inclusion and participation of care home residents with dementia in a meaningful way. Each of the seven projects, which took place within care home settings across Scotland,Continue reading “Rights Made Real reports showcase importance of human rights in care homes in Scotland”

#oursocialcare — Social Care Future

By Anna Severwright, Another social care conference… the big names talking… and no one who draws on social care speaking at the main sessions. This is 2021 and still the conversations about social care, are happening without us, people with lived experience of social care (either themselves or as a family carer). Thankfully we have […]Continue reading “#oursocialcare — Social Care Future”

The long and the short of it

Care homes needs short term support to get through Covid-19 and a long-term plan afterwards says Simon Bottery. Asked in 1972 about the impact of the French Revolution, the Chinese leader Zhou Enlai is famously supposed to have said: ‘It is too early to tell’. Read the blog in full here at Care Talk:

So much more than a tenancy with support

Realising the Potential of Extra Care Housing Published on January 24, 2021 LinkedIn Martin Routledge, Helen Sanderson and Sharon Wilton Pete had a passion for dogs – he had them as pets throughout his childhood, had trained them during his time in the armed forces and had worked with them in sheepdog trials for manyContinue reading “So much more than a tenancy with support”

Bill 203, More Than a Visitor Act (Caregiving in Congregate Care Settings), 2020 – Legislative Assembly of Ontario

EXPLANATORY NOTE The Bill enacts the More Than a Visitor Act (Caregiving in Congregate Care Settings), 2020 which requires the Minister to respect and promote certain rights for persons receiving care, support or services in congregate care settings and their designated caregivers.  The Minister is also required to safely integrate designated caregivers that were excludedContinue reading “Bill 203, More Than a Visitor Act (Caregiving in Congregate Care Settings), 2020 – Legislative Assembly of Ontario”


A SOCIAL MODEL OF SOCIAL CARE The Covid-19 pandemic has necessitated a significant health care response centred around the preservation of life through robust infection prevention and control (IPC). One of the challenges in this has been to ensure that the distinctive elements of social care have not been lost amidst this focus. I haveContinue reading “CORE PRINCIPLES FOR A HUMAN RIGHT TO SOCIAL CARE”

Open communications in the time of COVID-19

Thought it would be worth circulating this from June 2020 again as things can get fraught on the communications front: (ed) The Relatives & Residents Association and the National Care Forum have created a joint statement setting out shared expectations and good practice on the importance of clear, open and regular communications during theContinue reading “Open communications in the time of COVID-19”

Severe obesity rising and care homes that cater for it ‘hard to find’

The social care needs for people with severe obesity include costly housing adaptations, specialised equipment and care worker provision. Needing to purchase ‘two adjacent rooms’ A director of adult social services said: “We are observing an increase in special purchase beds and the need for specialist equipment for those needing bariatric care at home orContinue reading “Severe obesity rising and care homes that cater for it ‘hard to find’”

Neighbourhood Residential Living Network

The Residential Forum, Neighbourhood Residential Living Networks Project is about assisting people think through, with their families and neighbours, what matters to them in their lives. Specifically what support and care would benefit their neighbourhood and how they could contribute. Essentially it is a project about collective community forward planning for people’s accommodation and personalContinue reading “Neighbourhood Residential Living Network”