Developing inclusive care homes for older people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT).

Policy implications Providers should provide staff training on social inclusion, focused on LGBT issues. Training methods should include co-produced sessions with the LGBT community and use storytelling to foster inclusion and mutual understanding. Social inclusion needs to be approached as a collective responsibility by all those involved in the life of the home. Care homesContinue reading “Developing inclusive care homes for older people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT).”

The Changing Conversations around Social Care……

When I say the words “Social Care” to you, what images, what thoughts spring to mind? Like most, you probably have said ‘vulnerable’ ‘needy’, for older people amongst others maybe? You’d be like most people in society. But what if we wanted to change the way people thought about Social Care? How would we doContinue reading “The Changing Conversations around Social Care……”

Health inequalities and learning disabilities: The time for action is now!

Sarah Ormston in Care Talk, November 2020 MacIntyre was established in 1966 by Kenneth Newton Wright, the parent of a disabled child. It has grown to become a leading national charity, highly respected and committed to setting standards and increasing choice. MacIntyre provides learning, support and care for more than 1,200 children, young people andContinue reading “Health inequalities and learning disabilities: The time for action is now!”

Consequences for the child welfare system in Catalonia

Daniel Ortega Ortigoza, November 2020 in the Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Introduction How has the lockdown affected residential centres for children and youths in Catalonia? Several months after the COVID-19 global pandemic began, and after measures were adopted by the governments of the affected countries, we can start to highlight many of theContinue reading “Consequences for the child welfare system in Catalonia”

Equality body to scrutinise racial inequality of workers in health and social care

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have announced an enquiry into ‘Racial inequality of ethnic minority workers in lower paid roles in health and social care’ The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) say that they will seek to understand the experiences of people working in the health and adult social care sectors, as wellContinue reading “Equality body to scrutinise racial inequality of workers in health and social care”