A guide to evaluating services for children and young people using quality indicators

The consultation paper A Common Approach to Inspecting Services for Children andYoung People, published in November 2005, set out proposals for developing andimplementing an outcome-focused, intelligence-led and proportionate approach to theinspection of services for children and young people. It included a development andimplementation timetable leading to the introduction of a coherent system of inspectionby theContinue reading “A guide to evaluating services for children and young people using quality indicators”

The long and the short of it

Care homes needs short term support to get through Covid-19 and a long-term plan afterwards says Simon Bottery. Asked in 1972 about the impact of the French Revolution, the Chinese leader Zhou Enlai is famously supposed to have said: ‘It is too early to tell’. Read the blog in full here at Care Talk: https://www.caretalk.co.uk/the-long-and-the-short-of-it/

What is the relationship of care work and love?

Jonathan Stanley, Residential Forum member, writes: Over Christmas there may be a moment for us to reflect on the relationship of care work and love. This is the focus for the National Centre of Excellence for Residential Child Care (NCERCC) review of the collaboration special issue of the Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care (SIRCC)Continue reading “What is the relationship of care work and love?”

Improving the quality of residential care for older people: a study of government approaches in England and Australia

Trigg, Lisa (2018) Improving the quality of residential care for older people: a study of government approaches in England and Australia. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom).    Abstract Improving the quality of residential care for older people is a priority for many governments, but the relationship between government actionsContinue reading “Improving the quality of residential care for older people: a study of government approaches in England and Australia”

Care homes: when is the right time and who decides?

A free factsheet is available to help you make the right decision for people living with dementia about full-time or residential care, if the person cannot make it themselves.  Care homes: when is the right time and who decides?               Recognising high-quality care            Continue reading “Care homes: when is the right time and who decides?”

“It’s not what staff do but how they make me feel”: Understanding how care home staff influence quality of care from the perspective of residents and their relatives Understanding “quality” in care homes means recognising that the term means different things to different people. Our study focuses on how staff influence quality in care homes.1Continue reading

Leeds care homes to be improved through research

Two nursing homes in Leeds are to be the test bed for a new research programme aiming to improve the quality of life of nursing home residents. The project is an innovative new partnership between Leeds Care Association and the University of Leeds, and it was showcased to the Lord Mayor of Leeds at aContinue reading “Leeds care homes to be improved through research”

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Terms of Reference The terms of reference for the Royal Commission are included in the Letters Patent, which the Governor-General signed on 8 October 2018. Letters Patent [PDF 223KB] Letters Patent [HTML] The Commissioners were appointed to be a Commission of inquiry, and required and authorised to inquire into the following matters: the quality ofContinue reading “Royal Commission
into Aged Care Quality and Safety”

Improving quality and safety in care homes Background The East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative (EMPSC) piloted an audit tool to measure the prevalence of common care problems found in nursing and residential homes. The audit tool was first rolled out to 26 care homes across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire in 2015, extending to 30 care homesContinue reading