Memories, identity and homeliness: the social construction of mealtimes in residential care homes in South Wales

Abstract Mealtimes in residential care homes are fundamentally social occasions, providing temporal structure to the day and opportunities for conversation and companionship. Food and drink are imbued with social meanings and used to express and create relationships between people. There is a dearth of research exploring care home residents’ mealtime experiences in the United Kingdom.Continue reading “Memories, identity and homeliness: the social construction of mealtimes in residential care homes in South Wales”

Places like home

A really good and significant blog from Lucy Series that warrants setting aside the time to read and digest…. (the opinion of the Residential Forum) “Home is not the same as being ‘homely’ or ‘homelike’ – it is not about murals or pictures or wallpaper or knick-knacks, tablecloths and doilies. It is not even aboutContinue reading “Places like home”

Residential Children’s Homes and the Youth Justice System. Identity, Power and Perceptions

Author: Shaw, Julie This book explores the factors at the individual, institutional and systemic levels which contribute to children’s home residents coming to the attention of the youth justice system, and the consequent implications for policy and practice. Perspectives are drawn from both young people and professionals in the care and youth justice systems.

How to protect care home’s residents identity: the importance of personal belongings

Each person’s identity is made up of thousands of apparently small events, relationships and preferences – The way we dress, our odd little habits, the music we like and the books we read or how we make a cup of tea. A common fear associated with moving into a care home is that of losingContinue reading “How to protect care home’s residents identity: the importance of personal belongings”