Health is made at Home: Hospitals are for Repairs

This new book by former NHS supremo, Lord Nigel Crisp, is all about creating health in the home, the workplace, the school, the community and wider society. Creating the conditions for people to be healthy and helping them to be so. https://www.housinglin.org.uk/Topics/type/Health-is-made-at-Home-Hospitals-are-for-Repairs/ Click here to purchase a copy (opens new window)

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”

Enhanced Health in Care Homes: A guide for care homes

Care Provider Alliance – Contents Introduction Foreword Background Aligning care homes to Primary Care Networks (PCNs) About Primary Care Networks (PCNs) The Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) service The PCN clinical lead role The Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) MDTs and dementia care The weekly home round What to expect How to prepare for the MDTContinue reading “Enhanced Health in Care Homes: A guide for care homes”

When will we learn from history? – Community Living

Rose Trustam supported the Residential Forum. She spent over 40 years practising what she preached. In an extract from Community Living Magazine June 2020, she wrote… Our relatively recent past “My history in the North West followed a very positive strategy in Hertfordshire in the late 70’s  where as the Manager of a new 3-unitContinue reading “When will we learn from history? – Community Living”

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!”

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”

Care Home Futures — Future Health and Wellbeing

Creative exploring care home futures Background ‘Creatively exploring care homes futures’ involved a collaboration with the University of the West of Scotland and Scottish Care to explore the image and vision of care homes in the near future. Involving the perspectives of care home providers, staff and residents, this project aimed to ensure that explorationContinue reading “Care Home Futures — Future Health and Wellbeing”

Alternatives to institutional care for older people

Download                                                                                                             Continue reading “Alternatives to institutional care for older people”

Health assessment findings for young males with severe emotional and behaviour difficulties in a residential setting over 24 weeks.

Denise Carroll, T. Duffy, & C. R. Martin Abstract Seventy-four males aged 13-16 years old cared for by local authorities took part in this study when they were cared for in a Scottish residential centre for young people with severe emotional and behavioural difficulties. This group of vulnerable young people are known to have poorContinue reading “Health assessment findings for young males with severe emotional and behaviour difficulties in a residential setting over 24 weeks.”