Exploring Social Pedagogy Concepts during Turbulent Times – the Common Third

The Common Third outlines how we can use shared activities to develop authentic and meaningful relationships in social care practice. For the first webinar of our series, we invited a range of academics and practitioners to share reflections and ideas on how the Common Third’s focus on learning together as equal human beings can helpContinue reading “Exploring Social Pedagogy Concepts during Turbulent Times – the Common Third”

Review of Children’s Social Care in England formally launches and publishes early plans

Once-in-a-generation! The Residential Forum will posting a series of items on this Review and various other reviews/initiatives that have appeared simultaneously. These include the Competitions and Marketing Authority, the House of Commons Education Select Committee, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Looked after Children and Care Leavers, the House of Lords vulnerable children inquiry, theContinue reading “Review of Children’s Social Care in England formally launches and publishes early plans”

COVID‐19 and care homes in England: What happened and why?

Mary Daly First published: 28 August 2020 https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12645 Abstract In the context of very high mortality and infection rates, this article examines the policy response to COVID‐19 in care homes for older people in the UK, with particular focus on England in the first 10 weeks of the pandemic. The timing and content of the policyContinue reading “COVID‐19 and care homes in England: What happened and why?”

#oursocialcare — Social Care Future

By Anna Severwright, Another social care conference… the big names talking… and no one who draws on social care speaking at the main sessions. This is 2021 and still the conversations about social care, are happening without us, people with lived experience of social care (either themselves or as a family carer). Thankfully we have […]Continue reading “#oursocialcare — Social Care Future”

Care homes: averting market failure in a post-covid-19 world

Jill Manthorpe and Steve Iliffe, BMJ, 18 January 2021 We need public and political consensus about long term options Our population is not ageing well. The proportion of older people affected by medium to high disability in England is increasing, but social care cannot meet their needs and seems curiously separate from the NHS. ItContinue reading “Care homes: averting market failure in a post-covid-19 world”

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”

Thirty-two years of covering social care, and older people are still neglected

Urgent reform was said to be needed to make residential care “A Positive Choice”, which was the title of the review’s two-volume findings. The dateline was March 1988. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/dec/22/thirty-two-years-of-covering-social-care-and-older-people-are-still-neglected?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

The Changing Conversations around Social Care……

When I say the words “Social Care” to you, what images, what thoughts spring to mind? Like most, you probably have said ‘vulnerable’ ‘needy’, for older people amongst others maybe? You’d be like most people in society. But what if we wanted to change the way people thought about Social Care? How would we doContinue reading “The Changing Conversations around Social Care……”

Working in group care – Social work and social care in residential and day care settings, by Adrian Ward

Source: Policy Press | Working in group care – Social work and social care in residential and day care settings, By Adrian Ward Working in group care (i.e. residential and day services) is a challenging and complex task, demanding great skill, patience, knowledge and understanding. This book explains how best practice can be achieved throughContinue reading “Working in group care – Social work and social care in residential and day care settings, by Adrian Ward”

The impact of COVID-19 on social care workers’ workload, wellbeing and ability to provide care safely

Findings from the UK – Resources to support community and institutional Long-Term Care responses to COVID-19 The analysis of this survey points to many important issues that require immediate policy attention. The evidence of increased workload, stress and feelings of being unsafe at work calls for practice strategies and guidance to support care workers’ wellbeingContinue reading “The impact of COVID-19 on social care workers’ workload, wellbeing and ability to provide care safely”