Social care is a prisoner of its history

David Brindle is a care sector commentator and former public services editor of the Guardian. His opinion for Social Care Today, 19 July 2021…. Social care is in many ways a prisoner of its history. Serial failure by governments of the past 25 years to put it on a sustainable footing is ascribed usually to politicalContinue reading “Social care is a prisoner of its history”

“Could an Increased Focus on Identity Development in the Provision of Children’s Services Help Shape Positive Outcomes for Care Leavers?”

A Literature Review: Child Care in Practice: Vol 24, No 1, Published online: 16 Aug 2016, Lara Ferguson “Children’s Services in this review is taken to mean all agencies involved in the provision of services to children and young people in and leaving care. Although outcomes for children in care have improved in recent years,Continue reading ““Could an Increased Focus on Identity Development in the Provision of Children’s Services Help Shape Positive Outcomes for Care Leavers?””

Is this to be the cross-party decade of housing-with-care?

Just as the expansion of care homes in the 1980s and 1990s and homecare in the 1990s and 2000s was largely driven by pieces of legislation and regulation specific to these sectors, we now need the same for housing-with-care. Read the blog in full at… Source Red Brick: https://redbrickblog.co.uk/2021/05/is-this-to-be-the-cross-party-decade-of-housing-with-care/

Covid-19: Official figures “underestimate” deaths caused by discharging patients into care homes

The UK government has admitted that its policy during the early stages of the covid-19 pandemic to have patients moved from hospitals to care homes may have directly led to subsequent deaths. Outbreaks of the virus could potentially be linked to the policy, says a report from Public Health England (PHE), because patients were notContinue reading “Covid-19: Official figures “underestimate” deaths caused by discharging patients into care homes”

Understanding supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities in England

Housing LIN 29/04/21 The aim of this report is to review the existing evidence to provide an understanding of supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities in England. The report looks at in detail the push/pull factors, taking an extensive tour of latest national policy and guidance as well as localContinue reading “Understanding supply, demand and investment in the market for retirement housing communities in England”

Creating a positive safeguarding culture

A quick guide for registered managers of care homes | Published April 2021 Safeguarding adults in care homes means protecting their right to live in safety and acting to prevent abuse and neglect. Working together to achieve this is everyone’s responsibility. This quick guide, aimed at registered managers of care homes, covers policy and procedureContinue reading “Creating a positive safeguarding culture”

Placing children for ‘welfare’ and ‘justice’ reasons together in secure children’s homes

Research report considering whether the practice of placing children together in secure children’s homes for justice and welfare reasons increases the risk of child sexual abuse. GOV.UK Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/placing-children-for-welfare-and-justice-reasons-together-in-secure-childrens-homes

Ain’t Misbehaving

First published in Children and Young People Now, May 2016 Kathy Evans piece from 2016 is pertinent to the many reviews that are underway regarding children’s social care. (Residential Forum comment) In the course of my career I’ve observed five ‘paradigms of childhood misbehaviour’ – five distinct ways of conceptualising what is happening when childrenContinue reading “Ain’t Misbehaving”

Lived realities of lonely older people — resisting idealisations of home

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 April 2020 Alison Jarvis  and Andrea Mountain This article is based on research set up to explore temporal dimensions of loneliness amongst older people in a northern town. As the study progressed, spatial considerations and confinements emerged as a related and equally important feature. The article suggests thatContinue reading “Lived realities of lonely older people — resisting idealisations of home”

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