The Development of a Care Home Data Platform in Scotland

Insights from the Care Home Innovation Partnership, Lothian – first posted in August 2020 ABSTRACT “Care homes collect a large amount of data about their residents, and the care provided, but there is a lack of consistency in how this information is collected. There is also a need to minimise the burden of data collectionContinue reading “The Development of a Care Home Data Platform in Scotland”

The impact of residential placement on child development: research and policy implications

Ronald Thompson and Michael Little – 2005, International Journal of Social Welfare “This paper does not attempt to rigorously review the existing knowledge base. This has been done elsewhere (Bullock, Little, & Millham, 1993; Curry, 1991; James K Whittaker, 2004). Instead, we have these objectives: first to summarize what is known about child development inContinue reading “The impact of residential placement on child development: research and policy implications”

How many people fund their own care?

Sophie John, October 15, 2021 Many people pay for their care in residential homes. Despite this there are no official estimates of the number of self-funders within the UK. Here Dr Sophie John, Head of Social Care Analysis at the ONS, sets out what they have been able to find out so far, and nextContinue reading “How many people fund their own care?”

Survey offers positive insight into the financial state of the care home sector

Des Kelly OBE, Residential Forum Trustee, gives his take on the state of the care home market survey In a week in which the FT has reported the sale of HC-One (the largest care home provider in the UK) by its consortium owners for £1 bn. it may seem slightly odd to be making referenceContinue reading “Survey offers positive insight into the financial state of the care home sector”