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. Click here to purchase a copy (opens new window)

In good company: the need for Homeshare and intergenerational living has never been greater

Caroline CookeDirector, Share and Care Homeshare 03/02/21 The pandemic has shown how loneliness and isolation affects everyone, with many people living alone feeling more cut-off than ever. The need for alternative accommodation solutions within the community has never been greater, and Homeshare initiatives demonstrate the positive role of intergenerational living. Read the blog in fullContinue reading “In good company: the need for Homeshare and intergenerational living has never been greater”

Why We Exist | Evermore Mission

At Evermore, we co-create places where older people always have love and companionship, a safety net when they need it, and the ability to lead meaningful lives in the heart of their community. Our households provide a small and homely environment for people who are typically on their own and finding it increasingly difficult toContinue reading “Why We Exist | Evermore Mission”

Obliquity – John Kay

But a house is not simply a machine for living in. There is a difference between a house and a home. The functions of a home are complex and the utility of a building depends not only on its design but on the reactions of those who live in it. The occupants of the Pruitt-IgoeContinue reading “Obliquity – John Kay”

“You’re at their mercy”: Older peoples’ experiences of moving from home to a care home

A grounded theory study – O’Neill – 2020 – International Journal of Older People Nursing – Wiley Online Library Abstract Background Internationally, it is recognised that the transition to a care home environment can be an emotional and stressful occasion for older people and their families. There is a paucity of research that takes intoContinue reading ““You’re at their mercy”: Older peoples’ experiences of moving from home to a care home”

Homes for life – Guide to accessible homes

Centre for Ageing Better Fewer than one in ten homes in England are suitable for older or disabled people to visit, never mind live in. This guide makes the case for a change in building regulations and provides tools to help make that happen. Download Source: Homes for life – Guide to accessible homes |Continue reading “Homes for life – Guide to accessible homes”

Hot Homes are Not Homes…

As part of the 2020 adult social care winter plan, the government has called on local authorities and care providers to establish “stand-alone units” – so-called “hot homes” – that would be able to receive and treat Covid hospital patients while they recover from the disease – Samuel Lovett in the Independent 28 October 2020Continue reading “Hot Homes are Not Homes…”

Home – Rewriting social care

“We all want to live in the place we call home with the people and things that we love, in communities where we look out for one another, doing the things that matter to us. That’s the #SocialCareFuture we seek.” We all want to live in the place we call home. It’s a core elementContinue reading “Home – Rewriting social care”

The Last Homely House

After many adventures, Bilbo moved from his independent life at Bag End to a retirement home. The House of Elrond in Rivendell provided him with a welcome and a safe space to age, write his memoirs and build his friendships before taking ship to the Undying Lands. It was his Last Homely House. READ THISContinue reading “The Last Homely House”

Wherever I lay my hat (that’s my #carehome)

Seldom has there been a time when so much has been written about care homes. What is supposed to happen, what people think is happening and what must not happen. Guidance written, ridiculed, ripped up, rewritten and made right – all within a few weeks. Feelings wrenched, relationships stretched, jobs done – loss, grief, loneliness,Continue reading “Wherever I lay my hat (that’s my #carehome)”