What becomes of the open-hearted: Supporting resilience in children’s homes staff

Margaret Davies, Trainer and Consultant at Children’s Homes Quality, explains importance of supporting resilience in children’s homes staff. Social Work Today, 03/06/21 Children in care need staff who can connect with them open-heartedly, yet the experience of working in the residential sector is often personally intense and challenging. Staff are commonly at risk of experiencingContinue reading “What becomes of the open-hearted: Supporting resilience in children’s homes staff”


….working with social enterprise Community Catalysts, to create a new way for residents and their families to give feedback on services, giving the opportunity to be directly involved in shaping the care offered by Borough Care in the future. Community Catalysts have worked closely with residents and their families to develop ideas and suggestions, asContinue reading “A CATALYST FOR CHANGE – WHAT WE’RE DOING – Borough Care”

Care homes – a positive choice?

Blog  |  Brendoncare: Dedicated to improving the quality of life for older people Care homes are as individual as the people who live in them. Every day, lives are enhanced by great services in care homes….. Families thank staff for the wonderful care they provide in the most challenging and difficult circumstances. That is what we shouldContinue reading “Care homes – a positive choice?”

Rupture, repair & building resilience in residential care

Residential care is not somewhere kids should have to live. All children deserve a safe home with adults who care about them. Unfortunately, there are lots of kids who end up living in residential care with paid carers rostered to come into the unit and look after them. However, for one 11-year-old that we’ve beenContinue reading “Rupture, repair & building resilience in residential care”

Care home visits: another area of confusion surrounding the UK’s COVID-19 response | British Politics and Policy at LSE

Melanie Henwood and Bob Hudson consider the recent guidance around visits to care home residents. They discuss the complex balance of costs and benefits and highlight the importance of adopting a nuanced and personalised approach, rather than an over-cautious standardised protocol. https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/care-home-visits-covid19/

Landmark moment as the UN calls for the end of orphanages – Hope and Homes for Children. Today, (18th December 2019) for the first time ever, all 193 member states of the United Nations have formally recognised that orphanages don’t protect children, they harm them, and have called for the progressive elimination of institutional careContinue reading

5 Reasons Your Care Home Should Adopt an Intergenerational Approach

Stephen Burke, Director, United for All Ages Thousands of care homes are now linking with local nurseries and primary schools. Intuitively they recognise the benefits for older people and children. Having seen media coverage, they think it’s the right thing to do. Other care homes have taken it a step further and are sharing theirContinue reading “5 Reasons Your Care Home Should Adopt an Intergenerational Approach”

Intimacy between care home residents with dementia: Findings from a review of the literature

Esther Wiskerke Jill Manthorpe First Published July 13, 2016                        Research Article    Abstract Background There is limited research on what family members and frontline care home staff consider to be the best responses to the sexual expression of a person with dementia, whilst atContinue reading “Intimacy between care home residents with dementia: Findings from a review of the literature”

Care homes: consumer law advice for providers

This advice sets out what care home providers for older people need to do to ensure they are treating their residents fairly under consumer law. A short guide to consumer law for care home providers is also available. Care home providers that don’t meet their obligations under consumer law risk facing enforcement action by theContinue reading “Care homes: consumer law advice for providers”

Residential Child Care: International Perspectives on Links with Families and Peers

Mono Chakrabarti                                                                   Malcolm Hill     Children have a much higher chance of permanently leaving care if they have strong and positiveContinue reading “Residential Child Care: International Perspectives on Links with Families and Peers”