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”

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

Jenni Burton: Infographic poster and plain text versions freely available to access and download from: gov.scot/coronavirus-care-home-guidance

CORE PRINCIPLES FOR A HUMAN RIGHT TO SOCIAL CARE

A SOCIAL MODEL OF SOCIAL CARE The Covid-19 pandemic has necessitated a significant health care response centred around the preservation of life through robust infection prevention and control (IPC). One of the challenges in this has been to ensure that the distinctive elements of social care have not been lost amidst this focus. I haveContinue reading “CORE PRINCIPLES FOR A HUMAN RIGHT TO SOCIAL CARE”

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?”

New resource to enhance management of Care Home Residents in Acute and Emergency Care Settings

British Geriatrics Society, Dr Jenni Burton is a clinical lecturer and specialist registrar in geriatric medicine in Glasgow. Due to high levels of complex co-morbidity, frailty and dementia, care home residents can be difficult to assess, particularly when they are acutely unwell and in unfamiliar surroundings. The noisy, busy environments in acute receiving units andContinue reading “New resource to enhance management of Care Home Residents in Acute and Emergency Care Settings”

COVID-19, the journey from crisis to opportunity: Experiences of young people in residential child care and their carers

Elaine Hamilton& Niamh Miller, Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Abstract (Vol.19, No.3) COVID-19 arrived as a crisis. Its impact has been felt across the Globe and will continue to be for many years to come. Financially, emotionally, practically and psychologically –it has changed many views & forced us to think and behave differently inContinue reading “COVID-19, the journey from crisis to opportunity: Experiences of young people in residential child care and their carers”

Visions of hope: UK care home residents’ lockdown art

Ian comes from an artistic background; he has always been an artist and his children are artists too. It is an important part of his identity and staff at Craigielea care home in Renfrew, Scotland, encourage and support Ian, who is living with dementia, to continue his art work. Throughout lockdown, Ian has drawn everyContinue reading “Visions of hope: UK care home residents’ lockdown art”

PROBLEM POSING DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC:RETHINKING THE USE OF RESIDENTIAL CHILD CARE

Abstract Starting a new residential childcare service can be a daunting task at the best of times and, it could be argued, even more daunting during the wake of a global pandemic. Located in North Ayrshire, Compass Child and Family Services is a small charity providing support to children and families. The charity’s first children’sContinue reading “PROBLEM POSING DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC:RETHINKING THE USE OF RESIDENTIAL CHILD CARE”

Care Home Futures — Future Health and Wellbeing

Creative exploring care home futures Background ‘Creatively exploring care homes futures’ involved a collaboration with the University of the West of Scotland and Scottish Care to explore the image and vision of care homes in the near future. Involving the perspectives of care home providers, staff and residents, this project aimed to ensure that explorationContinue reading “Care Home Futures — Future Health and Wellbeing”