COVID‐19 and care homes in England: What happened and why?

Mary Daly First published: 28 August 2020 https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12645 Abstract In the context of very high mortality and infection rates, this article examines the policy response to COVID‐19 in care homes for older people in the UK, with particular focus on England in the first 10 weeks of the pandemic. The timing and content of the policyContinue reading “COVID‐19 and care homes in England: What happened and why?”

Shining a light on care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK 2020

Forum Member, Annie Stevenson Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Publication date: 30 November 2020 HTML Abstract Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the link between age discrimination and the injustices that have taken place in our care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic in this country. It seeks to show how destructiveContinue reading “Shining a light on care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK 2020”

Connectedness, Belonging and Children’s Homes to 21

Forum Member, Jonathan Stanley, 16/04/2014 Research consistently shows that leaving care before a young person is ready for independence tends to lead to poor outcomes. “Readiness” is the ability of looked after young people and care leavers to care effectively for themselves, and it covers a range of important, developmental areas: secure, positive social &Continue reading “Connectedness, Belonging and Children’s Homes to 21”

Care homes: averting market failure in a post-covid-19 world

Jill Manthorpe and Steve Iliffe, BMJ, 18 January 2021 We need public and political consensus about long term options Our population is not ageing well. The proportion of older people affected by medium to high disability in England is increasing, but social care cannot meet their needs and seems curiously separate from the NHS. ItContinue reading “Care homes: averting market failure in a post-covid-19 world”

Secure children’s home scheme aims to help young people ‘transition’ back into the community

An innovative new scheme could be launched at a secure children’s home to help young people transition back into their communities. Aycliffe Secure Centre, which is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, provides a secure and caring home for young people between the ages of 10 and 18 with a range of complex problems and vulnerabilities. ThisContinue reading “Secure children’s home scheme aims to help young people ‘transition’ back into the community”

Thousands of children in care being ‘failed by the state’ because of a broken residential care home market

Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England, has published a set of reports showing how the children’s residential social care system is broken and is failing many of the most vulnerable children, in particular those who are most at risk of falling through gaps in the system and becoming victims of criminal or sexual exploitation. Today’s reports […]Continue reading “Thousands of children in care being ‘failed by the state’ because of a broken residential care home market”

Children in Charge: the original proposal

Download the full paper: Children in Charge This paper, from November 2016, is an attempt at rethinking the systemic problems facing the funding and commissioning of care services and placements for children in need of care and adoption, across ALL types and specialisms of placement, from kinship care, through foster care, to residential care andContinue reading “Children in Charge: the original proposal”

What is the relationship of care work and love?

Jonathan Stanley, Residential Forum member, writes: Over Christmas there may be a moment for us to reflect on the relationship of care work and love. This is the focus for the National Centre of Excellence for Residential Child Care (NCERCC) review of the collaboration special issue of the Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care (SIRCC)Continue reading “What is the relationship of care work and love?”

Castleford House Nursing Home – Best Care Home Practice

Story of shaking up Lifestyles team at Castleford House Nursing Home “people don’t come here to die – they come here to continue to live.” Shock Exasperation Change Evolution Read in full at source: https://outstandingcarehomes.co.uk/tips-to-become-outstanding/care-home-best-practice-castleford-house-nursing-home/