Alternative Care

Types of alternative care supported by SOS Children’s Villages SOS Children’s Villages provides and supports a range of alternative care settings for children who have lost the care of their parents. In line with the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care for Children The types of alternative care for children supported include…read on at… SOSContinue reading “Alternative Care”

The residential practice framework: Integrating research and knowledge with practice

Marie Connolly 2009, but still lots of interesting stuff on residential care from New Zealand Child, Youth and Family journal – including a practice framework. Social Work Now source: https://www.academia.edu/resource/work/18570374

My daughter is in a nursing home

August 24, 2019 • rodkersh1948 It took me a few moments to understand what the old lady was telling me. During a phone conversation – I was checking-in to make sure she was OK, she explained that she had been a little upset the day before when her son-in-law had been taken to hospital. HeContinue reading “My daughter is in a nursing home”

Should South Asian Parents be in UK Care Homes?

October 4, 2021, By Somia R Bibi In Desi families, placing South Asian parents in care homes is taboo. DESIblitz investigates whether this perceptive needs to change. In Desi homes, the importance of family, care and togetherness remains strong. It is no secret that care homes have been a taboo topic across many South AsianContinue reading “Should South Asian Parents be in UK Care Homes?”

Wings School Notts, Step Down Family Living Model

By SB on November 17, 2020 • ( 2 Comments ) This blog post was written by the Kedleston Group. More information about the Kedleston Group can be found in this article. It focuses on one of the schools in the Kedleston Group: Wings School in Nottinghamshire. The school is an independent therapeutic residential and day provider.Continue reading “Wings School Notts, Step Down Family Living Model”

(Dementia Just Ain’t) Sexy: My Biggest Lie

Written by Ming Ho in 2015… I have put off writing this for a long time – an episode I’d rather forget. But as August has come around again, the city familiarly desolate, friends posting happy family snaps from far-flung beaches and villas, I find myself back in the bleak summer of 2011: the year IContinue reading “(Dementia Just Ain’t) Sexy: My Biggest Lie”

The Father

The Father eventually unravels itself sufficiently for the viewer to read the situation clearly, even if poor Anthony can’t. By the time he’s found himself alone in a nursing home, we understand what’s happened to him, and the situation is all the more heartrending because Anthony is very much himself. Source: https://film-authority.com/2021/06/10/the-father/

Bringing Lucy Home

By Claire Martin, 14th April 2021 Twenty-eight year old Lucy (not her real name) usually lives in a shared home with one other resident and two 1:1 carers.  On the night of  9th-10th March, while in their professional care, she suffered two fractures in her right leg and was taken to hospital. She’s still in hospital nearly aContinue reading “Bringing Lucy Home”

‘I suppose it’s probably time to start looking at a care home, isn’t it?’

by Andrew Maclaren 2021-04-27 We’re a group of researchers, from different disciplines who are working together to try and improve the lived experience of older people. Nearly everyone wants to stay in their own home for as long as they can. But sometimes this isn’t possible, and some people have to start thinking about alternatives,Continue reading “‘I suppose it’s probably time to start looking at a care home, isn’t it?’”

The importance of home

Celeste Berteau, Evidence and Influencing Co-ordinator, Life Changes Trust, September 2020. What does it mean for a house to be a ‘home’? Is it curling up in your favourite chair at the end of a long day? Sharing a laugh with friends and family? Perhaps it is that feeling you get cooking your favourite meal.Continue reading “The importance of home”