Making ratios not relationships

By Beth Jay – The Therapeutic Care Journal 1st April 2021 Reminiscing back to my time as an agency worker working in children’s homes, emotions were mixed. The excitement of a new job, meeting new people, the desire to help looked-after children and young people, and a feeling of accomplishment in getting the work experienceContinue reading “Making ratios not relationships”

The challenges and opportunities in researching intimacy and sexuality in care homes accommodating older people

A feasibility study Paul Simpson PhD Christine Brown Wilson PhD RN Laura J.E. Brown PhD Tommy Dickinson PhD RN Maria Horne PhD RGN First published: 27 July 2016 What are the study’s key findings? Ageist erotophobic discourse can encourage the assumption of older care home residents as postsexual but some residents and staff can drawContinue reading “The challenges and opportunities in researching intimacy and sexuality in care homes accommodating older people”

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”

Labels that disable – meeting the complex needs of children in residential care

Janet Rich – independent child care consultant, August 2009 This paper is a practice based viewpoint grounded in the learning gained by the author from twenty years of delivering residential services to young people commonly regarded as ‘difficult to place’ or labelled as having ‘complex needs’. The main arguments presented are that residential care hasContinue reading “Labels that disable – meeting the complex needs of children in residential care”

Why We Exist | Evermore Mission

At Evermore, we co-create places where older people always have love and companionship, a safety net when they need it, and the ability to lead meaningful lives in the heart of their community. Our households provide a small and homely environment for people who are typically on their own and finding it increasingly difficult toContinue reading “Why We Exist | Evermore Mission”

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”

A developing journey in residential child care

Abstract This paper explores the development of practice in residential child care, initially within the context of generally negative perceptions of this and the wider care system. Discussion of therapeutic perspectives is set within the context of the development of Care Visions residential services and considers the significance of the Sanctuary Model of trauma informedContinue reading “A developing journey in residential child care”

“You’re at their mercy”: Older peoples’ experiences of moving from home to a care home: A grounded theory study

Abstract                     Background: Internationally, it is recognised that the transition to a care home environment can be an emotional and stressful occasion for older people and their families. There is a paucity of research that takes into consideration the initial phase of the relocation process, incorporatingContinue reading ““You’re at their mercy”: Older peoples’ experiences of moving from home to a care home: A grounded theory study”