Setting Priorities to Inform Assessment of Care Homes’ Readiness to Participate in Healthcare Innovation

A Systematic Mapping Review and Consensus Process Extract from the full text… In England, there are almost three times as many care home places as there are beds in the acute hospital sector, and one in six people aged 85 or over are living permanently in a care home. Care home residents have complex healthcareContinue reading “Setting Priorities to Inform Assessment of Care Homes’ Readiness to Participate in Healthcare Innovation”

“Feeling at Home”

Professor Christine Bigby, co-author of ‘Group Homes for People with Intellectual Disabilities’ (2009), introduces the Feeling at Home webinar on research and policy relating to the concept of ‘homeliness’ as a feature of group homes for people with learning disabilities. Watch on YouTube:

Older Australians need more housing choices

Keryn Curtis, October 16, 2020 “…cohousing needs to be a serious option in the housing mix and it needs to be supported by planning policy and business leadership.” More choices needed With due respect to the retirement village industry, the reality is, if you are living in your family home and would like to ‘rightsize’Continue reading “Older Australians need more housing choices”

You are leaving it too late to save your Care Home

There is a universal truth….. A Care Home will ALWAYS reflect its manager. This is a hard truth but true all the same. I have seen it again and again. The life of a care home is not a straight line. It has ups and downs, good times and bad times. Things can sometimes getContinue reading “You are leaving it too late to save your Care Home”

Redefining Residential: Measuring Functional Outcomes

Adopted January, 2012 This is in a series of papers being issued by the Association of Children’s Residential Centers (ACRC) addressing critical issues and opportunities facing the field of residential treatment. ACRC is the longest standing USA national association focused exclusively on the needs of children and youth who require residential treatment, and their families.Continue reading “Redefining Residential: Measuring Functional Outcomes”

How registered managers can support and encourage learning at work

Support for registered managers From Skills for Care At the heart of every outstanding service is a manager who’s working hard to ensure that they can create a person-centred culture that delivers great, high-quality care. We understand that you’re going through incredibly challenging times at the moment, and everyone at Skills for Care is humbled byContinue reading “How registered managers can support and encourage learning at work”

Proposed national standards for unregulated accommodation

A consultation on the proposals, published on 24 May 2021, lists four standards – leadership and management, protection, accommodation, and support. Deadline: The consultation closes on 19 July 2021. CYP Now Source:

Values in Action – where rhetoric meets reality

Originally posted on Dr Heery:
In this blog I share my experience of being a parent to the wonderful, indefatigable Molly. We have read through it together, and she is happy for me to share it with you. Values are important. Not just in an abstract, theoretical way, but in driving the decisions we make…

Castleford House Nursing Home – Best Care Home Practice

Story of shaking up Lifestyles team at Castleford House Nursing Home “people don’t come here to die – they come here to continue to live.” Shock Exasperation Change Evolution Read in full at source:

How To Succeed In An Interview For A Care Home Manager Position

Home Manager, Liam Palmer, offers his insights in to how to be successful in a Care Home Manager interview, and provides a framework for answering some of the typical questions. “More than ever, if you are considering a move up/across, your preparation needs to be spot on.” See the topics covered at Source: How ToContinue reading “How To Succeed In An Interview For A Care Home Manager Position”

Upcoming online events on social pedagogy

EXPLORING SOCIAL PEDAGOGY CONCEPTS AT TURBULENT TIMES – FREE WEBINAR SERIES Our new webinar series exploring social pedagogy concepts during turbulent times launched on 17th June as part of the International Online Conference with a webinar on the Common Third. (If you missed it, you can watch a recording here.) The upcoming programme includes theContinue reading “Upcoming online events on social pedagogy”

What are the common features of the best residential special schools? – Ofsted: developments in children’s social care

Residential special schools care for some of the most vulnerable children in our society. This includes those children with complex special educational needs and/or disabilities. This blog from OFSTED considers the common features in what they do well. READ A 10 to 11-year old boy talking to an adult and showing him, what looks likeContinue reading “What are the common features of the best residential special schools? – Ofsted: developments in children’s social care”