How things have changed?

Tracy Wharvell is the Development Director at the National Care Association and a Residential Forum member.  Her career in social care began over thirty years ago as a practitioner providing social care. My first experience of a care home for the elderly was in the 1980, this first thing that hit me as I walked through theContinue reading “How things have changed?”

Just when is residential care not residential care?

residentialforum:   Nick Johnson, former Chief Executive of the Social Care Association, social care practitioner, manager and member of the Residential Forum considers some of the challenges to the purpose and image of residential care home living. Many years ago, when trying to define whether a couple were cohabiting for benefit entitlement, the criteria were,Continue reading “Just when is residential care not residential care?”

Just when is residential care not residential care?

  Nick Johnson, former Chief Executive of the Social Care Association, social care practitioner, manager and member of the Residential Forum considers some of the challenges to the purpose and image of residential care home living. Many years ago, when trying to define whether a couple were cohabiting for benefit entitlement, the criteria were, “commonContinue reading “Just when is residential care not residential care?”