Barrier Free Japan

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare aims to make care facilities a ‘living place’ for people with disabilities The Japanese government intends to make residential care facilities a form of “living place” and promote the transition of residents to the community and the use of private rooms. Read the story in full and the blogContinue reading “Barrier Free Japan”

Social care is a prisoner of its history

David Brindle is a care sector commentator and former public services editor of the Guardian. His opinion for Social Care Today, 19 July 2021…. Social care is in many ways a prisoner of its history. Serial failure by governments of the past 25 years to put it on a sustainable footing is ascribed usually to politicalContinue reading “Social care is a prisoner of its history”

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse custodial institutions report: government response

Government response to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) custodial institutions report about placement in secure children’s homes. (as updated 7 May 2021) Source:

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

Mary Daly First published: 28 August 2020 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?”

Looked after children in Scotland

Residential care Residential care homes offer young people, usually of secondary school age, a safe place to live together with other children away from home. They provide accommodation, support and, in some cases, education (though in most cases, the child is educated at a school nearby). Young people are placed in residential care on theContinue reading “Looked after children in Scotland”