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?”

Living in Children’s Homes

This short study published 10 years ago provides an insight into the nature of children’s residential homes, the characteristics and circumstances of the young people who lived in them and on the short-term outcomes for these young people. It built on other research for the Department for Education (DfE) Raising the Bar? An Evaluation ofContinue reading “Living in Children’s Homes”

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”

Redefining Residential: Measuring Functional Outcomes

Adopted January, 2012 This is in a series of papers being issued by the Association of Children’s Residential Centers (ACRC) addressing critical issues and opportunities facing the field of residential treatment. ACRC is the longest standing USA national association focused exclusively on the needs of children and youth who require residential treatment, and their families.Continue reading “Redefining Residential: Measuring Functional Outcomes”

Ofsted data on childrens homes…

Kevin Gallagher • 1st MD: Amberleigh Care Ltd, Director: The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities, Organisational Consultant, PhD researcher Just reviewing some of the recent Ofsted data on childrens homes by sector (private, state and 3rd) looking at both the % proportion of homes, but also the % proportion of beds. I’m very engaged in thisContinue reading “Ofsted data on childrens homes…”

The sufficiency enigma

This short paper written by Independent Children’s Home Association’s deputy CEO, Elizabeth Cooper, is being shared in the hope of it stimulating further discussion between all parties looking to improve the sufficiency of care placements for children. The residential childcare sector is known to have insufficient capacity to meet the needs of the children comingContinue reading “The sufficiency enigma”

Developing resources And minimum data set for Care Homes’ Adoption study (DACHA)

The four-year project started in November 2019. The 14 collaborators come from seven ARCs, nine universities, the National Care Forum, The Health Foundation, and the Alzheimer’s Society Research Network. It is divided into five work packages. Research in and with care homes. You can read more about Work Package 1 here. Creation of an individualContinue reading “Developing resources And minimum data set for Care Homes’ Adoption study (DACHA)”

Data on notifications of COVID-19 deaths received from individual care homes expected to be published at July CQC public Board meeting

“Providers will be given advance sight of the information they have previously provided to us to ensure they have had the right conversations with people in their care and their loved ones. It will also give our Board the opportunity to have a full public discussion about this data. The data will let people seeContinue reading “Data on notifications of COVID-19 deaths received from individual care homes expected to be published at July CQC public Board meeting”

Antipsychotic prescribing in care homes before and after launch of a national dementia strategy

An observational study (2015) in English institutions over a 4-year period | BMJ Open PDF Strengths and limitations of this study To our knowledge, this is the first UK study to examine long-term impact of a national policy initiative on antipsychotic prescribing in carehomes. The samples studied are many times those of other UK antipsychoticContinue reading “Antipsychotic prescribing in care homes before and after launch of a national dementia strategy”

Covid-19: Official figures “underestimate” deaths caused by discharging patients into care homes

The UK government has admitted that its policy during the early stages of the covid-19 pandemic to have patients moved from hospitals to care homes may have directly led to subsequent deaths. Outbreaks of the virus could potentially be linked to the policy, says a report from Public Health England (PHE), because patients were notContinue reading “Covid-19: Official figures “underestimate” deaths caused by discharging patients into care homes”

Overlooked and Undercounted: The Growing Impact of COVID-19 on Assisted Living Facilities

Sarah True, Nancy Ochieng, Juliette Cubanski Follow @jcubanski on Twitter , Priya Chidambaram, and Tricia Neuman Follow @tricia_neuman on TwitterPublished: Sep 01, 2020 While COVID-19 outbreaks and deaths in nursing homes have received a fair amount of attention, assisted living facilities (ALFs), which are home to over 800,000 mostly frail, elderly residents, have been largelyContinue reading “Overlooked and Undercounted: The Growing Impact of COVID-19 on Assisted Living Facilities”

COVID-19 care home impact by region

Carterwood research reveals stark differences in COVID-19 care home impact by region – Carterwood, improve decision making All 171 upper-tier local authorities in England and Wales examined Wales has three of the top five local authorities with lowest numbers of deaths per thousand beds North East has highest numbers of deaths per 1,000 beds 8Continue reading “COVID-19 care home impact by region”