The ChildFair State Inquiry | Children England

Young leaders rethinking the welfare state based on positive ‘5 universal needs’ (Maslow): home, safety, love, health and purpose Source: The ChildFair State Inquiry | Children England

Neighbourhood Residential Living Network

The Residential Forum, Neighbourhood Residential Living Networks Project is about assisting people think through, with their families and neighbours, what matters to them in their lives. Specifically what support and care would benefit their neighbourhood and how they could contribute. Essentially it is a project about collective community forward planning for people’s accommodation and personalContinue reading “Neighbourhood Residential Living Network”

A care home is a home

Richard Banks is leading for the Residential Forum on an approach to neighbourhood planning of accommodation and lifestyle options including group and assisted living.  He writes in the light of recent exposure of abuses and aware of the consequences of years of austerity, but finds some ‘reasons to be cheerful’ about residential care.  Residential careContinue reading “A care home is a home”

Designing inclusive Later Living communities for HAPPI residents

Housing LIN Case Study 152 features three award winning developments for retirement living operator PegasusLife, designed by Proctor and Matthews Architects. It explores how the HAPPI design principles have come to life in each to promote social inclusion where older people are empowered to live an independent and socially active life at the heart ofContinue reading “Designing inclusive Later Living communities for HAPPI residents”

A More enlightened approach to Residential Care

A message from Forum Chair Gillian Wagner Ever since the publication of A Positive Choice in 1988, the members of the Residential Forum, which was set up shortly afterwards to ensure its recommendations were not forgotten, have sought to promote high standards of care for children and adults in residential care homes , residential specialContinue reading “A More enlightened approach to Residential Care”