Final Report | Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

They don’t do things by halves in Australia. The Executive Summary – Volume 1 of the Final Report, providing a brief introduction and overview – runs to a mere 115 pages. The introduction says: This Volume 1 provides an overview of Volumes 2 and 3 of our Final Report and of our special report onContinue reading “Final Report | Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety”

Rights Made Real reports showcase importance of human rights in care homes in Scotland

The Rights Made Real in Care Homes was established in 2019, with the Life Changes Trust investment of £135,000 to support seven projects across Scotland to promote the inclusion and participation of care home residents with dementia in a meaningful way. Each of the seven projects, which took place within care home settings across Scotland,Continue reading “Rights Made Real reports showcase importance of human rights in care homes in Scotland”

Finding our own way home – a ‘big’ conversation

The key results from research conducted into the housing opportunities and blockages for people with a learning disability and/or autism. Jointly written by the Housing LIN and Learning Disability England (LDE) and published in November 2020 amongst it’s findings are included: There are now more people in their own home and ‘supported living’ and fewer peopleContinue reading “Finding our own way home – a ‘big’ conversation”

Transforming Care – how can progress be improved

ADASS/Home Group Report : Transforming Care – how can progress be improved 02/12/20 It is nine years since the abuse of people with learning disabilities or autism or both at Winterbourne View came to light. This ADASS report, sponsored by Home Group, looks at the challenges in the current Transforming Care system and asks howContinue reading “Transforming Care – how can progress be improved”

A safe deaf place

This report by Action Deafness looks to determine a way forward with regard to the design and commissioning of housing and care services that are inclusive of the needs of older deaf people and which, thereby promoting their increased wellbeing and longevity.  It provides findings from their research into the benefits of Extra Care housing for older deafContinue reading “A safe deaf place”

Unregulated | Children’s Commissioner for England

This report shows that 1 in 8 children in care spent some time in an unregulated placement in 2018-19. The number is increasing – a result of a lack of capacity in children’s homes and in some cases an outdated belief that children aged just 16 should be ready to become independent. https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/report/unregulated/

Care homes called to act on substance misuse ‘ageism’

It calls for care home staff to receive training in substance misuse, so that older people might receive the help they need. The report finds that upper age cut-offs in substance use services, a lack of specialist staff, and a failure to refer older adults for treatment are among the factors driving substance misuse inContinue reading “Care homes called to act on substance misuse ‘ageism’”

The report explores how understandings of social pedagogy can enrich educational and social professions. Throughout this report seeks to outline in greater detail why a social pedagogical perspective is important in enabling social professions to address contemporary social issues and help individuals, groups and communities to thrive. For this purpose included are detailed examples fromContinue reading