How registered managers can support and encourage learning at work

Support for registered managers From Skills for Care At the heart of every outstanding service is a manager who’s working hard to ensure that they can create a person-centred culture that delivers great, high-quality care. We understand that you’re going through incredibly challenging times at the moment, and everyone at Skills for Care is humbled byContinue reading “How registered managers can support and encourage learning at work”

“Care Home”

While we’re being timely, in addition to “jab,” Gigi Simeone mentioned that she had come across U.S. writers/speakers using “care home,” where normally, she said, Americans would say “nursing home.” I wasn’t aware of ever encountering “care home” in a source from any nationality, so I looked it up in the OED, which has aContinue reading ““Care Home””

Thinking about a National Care (Home) Service

The Residential Forum at the recent AGM took the opportunity to refresh itself on some of the issues around the ideas of a national approach to social care and what this may mean for care homes. It has been the topic of debate at Forum workshops in the past and members are keen that theirContinue reading “Thinking about a National Care (Home) Service”

A Positive Future…

1988 and residential services were low in public esteem and those who were concerned that residential care should be of high quality and be properly valued for its contribution were greatly concerned. Hence the Wagner Report – A Positive Choice. Now, 32 years later, Gillian Wagner acknowedges the continuing efforts of the Residential Forum toContinue reading “A Positive Future…”

THINGS WE KNOW TO BE TRUE

Des Kelly OBE | Residential Forum Trustee | 24 December 2020 writes a seasonal blog: The AGM of The Residential Forum was held on 21 December – by Zoom of course! Maybe it was because members haven’t meet this year but there was an interesting discussion reflecting on events of 2020 and how they haveContinue reading “THINGS WE KNOW TO BE TRUE”

Impact of public health restrictions on families, guardians and close friends of residents in Residential Care Facilities (RCF)

PURPOSE OF RESEARCH:The public health measures during the COVID-19 outbreak has restricted visitation of family/guardians/close friends to people living in residential care. Subsequently, this may have impacted on their involvement in the care and social interactions with residents. As part of the ERiC (Engaging Remotely in Care) project, we would like to understand from yourContinue reading “Impact of public health restrictions on families, guardians and close friends of residents in Residential Care Facilities (RCF)”

How to work safely in care homes

New guidance for care homes This document provides guidance on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for care workers working in care homes and is also relevant for those providing residential supported living. This guidance is derived from, and should be read in conjunction with, full infection prevention and control (IPC) and PPE guidanceContinue reading “How to work safely in care homes”