Care homes, their communities, and resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

Interim findings from a qualitative study Abstract Background: From late February 2020, English care homes rapidly adapted their practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to accommodating new guidelines and policies, staff had to adjust to rapid reconfiguration of services external to the home that they would normally depend upon for support. ThisContinue reading “Care homes, their communities, and resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic”

Frontline best practice for supporting residents in care homes with COVID-19

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Five features to look for in a care home and why

Written by Jenny Kartupelis posted on: January 29, 2021 We have all become well aware of the terrible effects of Covid-19 on care homes for older people – not only the tragic loss of life, but also the way in which the necessary precautions have exacerbated the potential problems to be found in residential settings. Continue reading “Five features to look for in a care home and why”

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”

Human encounters: The core of everyday care practice

Abstract Although there is increasing recognition within health and social care policy that relationships are central within ‘people work’, little attention is given to exploring the nature and purpose of these within everyday care practice. Social pedagogues appreciate that human relationships, in all their complexity, are intrinsically valuable and, therefore, central to everyday care practice.Continue reading “Human encounters: The core of everyday care practice”

How can staff help reduce self-harm in a residential setting? By Scott Mitchell – The Therapeutic Care Journal

…action research on low-level self-harm that does not have the intention to take life, or Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) and how to reduce it in a #residentialcare setting.

Social pedagogy in the UK: theory and practice

by Kieron Hatton  This introductory text: discusses the development of social pedagogy as an academic discipline; explores its influence on UK debates about welfare practice. It provides the theoretical structure for understanding: the potential of social pedagogy in UK welfare practice; how key ideas from within social pedagogy can be linked to ideas of inclusion,Continue reading “Social pedagogy in the UK: theory and practice”