The role and task of Residential Child Care – there is no such thing as a ‘children’s home’ only children’s homes

21st July 2021, Jonathan Stanley, Residential Forum member, Blog for NCERCC This is raised as an area for focus in the Case for Change. What is immediately apparent is that there is a diversity of needs, and so a diversity of response. There is no such thing as a children’s home, as a singular typology,Continue reading “The role and task of Residential Child Care – there is no such thing as a ‘children’s home’ only children’s homes”

(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”

Best interests decisions when P’s views and wishes cannot be determined

By Katharine Shipley, 8th June 2021 (with additional material from P’s mother via Celia Kitzinger) The issue before the court is whether it is in her best interests to continue to live in a care home or to return home to her mother.   https://openjusticecourtofprotection.org/2021/06/08/best-interests-decisions-when-ps-views-and-wishes-cannot-be-determined/

Keeping Mum in her own home

Deprivation of Liberty and Powers of Attorney for health and welfare By Celia Kitzinger, 28th June 2021 So, even if someone has given me clear and strongly-worded directions that I am to keep them out of a care home at all costs – which might include locking them inside their home and using video-cameras toContinue reading “Keeping Mum in her own home”

‘You need to work towards going back to foster care’

…how the narrative around children’s homes puts blame on young people by John Radoux, May 2019 Residential children’s homes are often seen as a last resort or second best to foster homes, and that has an effect on some children in care. Others have written and spoken eloquently about the use of language – IContinue reading “‘You need to work towards going back to foster care’”

The Home – Christopher Green

Enter the world of a fictional residential care home in this large-scale experimental show by Christopher Green. The Home is a 48-hour immersive experience which gives participants an opportunity to discover the problems and pleasures of being cared for in a communal setting, and explores the care home as a place of reinvention and possibility. Logistically, TheContinue reading “The Home – Christopher Green”

Denville Hall | the residential home for all members of the theatrical profession

The history of Denville Hall is undoubtedly wonderful – the generosity of its founder, the beautiful Hall, the photographs of the film and theatre icons who have lived there – but it is the present that is really remarkable.  Denville Hall is bustling with activity. Residents are in the bar with friends, catching up with their familiesContinue reading “Denville Hall | the residential home for all members of the theatrical profession”

Winterbourne View – 10 years on

This is not just about the ‘Winterbourne View scandal’ but an ongoing system-wide failure. People with a learning disability and/or autism continue to be placed at increased risk because there simply isn’t the right accommodation or support in the community to prevent admission or support people to return home. Read the blog in full atContinue reading “Winterbourne View – 10 years on”

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?’”