Home For Good: Successful community support for people with a learning disability, a mental health need and autistic people

Community support for people with a learning disability and/or autistic people can be a complex process. Even more so if people also have a mental health need. Success depends on a concerted effort across multiple agencies working in partnership with the people supported and their families. However, it can and does work, delivering a goodContinue reading “Home For Good: Successful community support for people with a learning disability, a mental health need and autistic people”

Opportunity led working in residential child care

Jonathan Stanley of NCERCC introduces the first of a 3-part series addressing important practice matters that otherwise might be forgotten, or overlooked, or more worrying today, re-defined. Opportunity led working Matching as mirroring Gratitude Why this? Why now? The Care Review has asked for views about the role and task of Residential Child Care. IfContinue reading “Opportunity led working in residential child care”

Spark of Life Model of Care – Dementia Care International

The Spark of Life Model of Care is an innovative and high performing best practice model that humanises the culture of care. It enables aged care homes and services to become vibrant and values based places to work and learn. The model infuses a heart-centred attitude to implement the essence of person-centred care. In addition, the modelContinue reading “Spark of Life Model of Care – Dementia Care International”

Alternatives to Long Term Institutional Care for Older People

The report’s findings are divided into five themes of: social interaction connecting with the wider community safety net scale, and thinking ahead. Each of these includes case studies of the facilities and initiatives visited and identifies the main learning points for the UK. In conclusion the research demonstrates that there is a range of differentContinue reading “Alternatives to Long Term Institutional Care for Older People”

Social care is in a strange and unwelcome place

Richard Banks shares some ideas being considered by the Residential Forum for a neighbourhood approach to designing models of residential and supported living. How did social care get to be in such a difficult place?  The quick answer is that successive governments in England have perpetuated a policy vacuum for social care. This is aContinue reading “Social care is in a strange and unwelcome place”