So, what is cohousing?

Keryn Curtis, October 28, 2020 Cohousing?  Before talking about what cohousing IS, it is important to be very clear about what it ISN’T.  Cohousing is NOT a 21st century name for a commune or a kibbutz or a student share house or whatever concept might spring unbidden to your mind’s eye. Nup.  Let’s be clearContinue reading “So, what is cohousing?”

from independence to interdependence

“The leaving care process is awkward to write about; it’s difficult to talk about a young person leaving care, when some young people reflect that we don’t leave care, care leaves us. It’s difficult to write about moving into independence as this insinuates a reliance on self-sufficiency, on facing and going at the world alone.Continue reading “from independence to interdependence”

Future housing options and alternative living for later life

Ageing Well: Housing options and alternative modes of living in later life This podcast explores co-housing as an alternative housing option in later life, considering how it can reduce loneliness and foster social connectedness, independence and community. Listen to the podcast Source: Future housing options and alternative living for later life

The Care Experienced ‘diaspora’

Jul 27, 2021 | Sean #CEP “A diaspora is a scattered population whose origin lies in a separate geographic locale. Typically characterised by the Jewish experience or those of Scots/Irish, African or Romany heritage. That is, large scale populations that have emigrated or dispersed and have most often become forever separated from their roots. IContinue reading “The Care Experienced ‘diaspora’”

You wait 3 decades for a review of children’s care and 7 come along at once

22nd March 2021 Jonathan Stanley There is a serious issue to be resolved. There are 7 government or parliamentary reviews that are placing demands on the small residential child care sector. Each demands intense attention by the sector, each is slightly different, and there is overlap. The NCERCC publication ‘Reviewing the reviews from residential childContinue reading “You wait 3 decades for a review of children’s care and 7 come along at once”

Introduction of the exercise instructor role to support mobility and independence for elderly residents in a dementia care setting

A couple of years ago (2018) a senior support worker at a Belong Wigan care village led a project to introduce an exercise instructor role, after identifying best practice in this area. Belong is a charitable non-profit making care organisation whose ethos is ‘To support older people to live their own lives through the creationContinue reading “Introduction of the exercise instructor role to support mobility and independence for elderly residents in a dementia care setting”

Care homes – a positive choice?

Blog  |  Brendoncare: Dedicated to improving the quality of life for older people Care homes are as individual as the people who live in them. Every day, lives are enhanced by great services in care homes….. Families thank staff for the wonderful care they provide in the most challenging and difficult circumstances. That is what we shouldContinue reading “Care homes – a positive choice?”

‘Waiting and Wanting’: older peoples’ initial experiences of adapting to life in a care home

A grounded theory study | Ageing & Society | Cambridge Core | Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 July 2020 Marie O’Neill[Opens in a new window] ,Assumpta Ryan ,Anne Tracey  and Liz Laird Abstract A grounded theory approach, consistent with the work of Strauss and Corbin, was used to undertake semi-structured interviews with 17Continue reading “‘Waiting and Wanting’: older peoples’ initial experiences of adapting to life in a care home”

Being a Nursing Home Resident: A Challenge to One’s Identity

The experience in the nursing home is accompanied by a fight for autonomy and against having decisions made for them and actions imposed. Nursing home residents have experiences which they perceive as compulsive and degrading. They have to obey the staff in order to get on with them. Being a Nursing Home Resident: A ChallengeContinue reading “Being a Nursing Home Resident: A Challenge to One’s Identity”