Reflections on the Care Review Debate

Dez Holmes blogs: I am pleased that the Chair of the Review recently published a blog  sharing ‘three dilemmas’ that he feels are emerging, and I will continue to encourage more public sharing of this kind… I think most of us would agree that change is needed, but we need to explain why things needContinue reading “Reflections on the Care Review Debate”

Build Back Better – a Plan for Health and Social Care

Besides the much publicised guff about health and social care funding … the Residential Forum may find the following paragraphs interesting: 40 – the end of private payers cross subsidising publicly funded residents? 49a – the exclusion of care home managers from “professional” development – they mean social workers, nurses and OTs here? 55c –Continue reading “Build Back Better – a Plan for Health and Social Care”

(Dementia Just Ain’t) Sexy: My Biggest Lie

Written by Ming Ho in 2015… I have put off writing this for a long time – an episode I’d rather forget. But as August has come around again, the city familiarly desolate, friends posting happy family snaps from far-flung beaches and villas, I find myself back in the bleak summer of 2011: the year IContinue reading “(Dementia Just Ain’t) Sexy: My Biggest Lie”

Turning Away From Nursing Homes, to What?

By Mark Miller April 1, 2021 Regina Smith has dedicated her career to keeping seniors out of nursing homes. A geriatric social worker at an adult day care network in Indianapolis, she strives to provide services that can help people live independently. But Ms. Smith’s expertise didn’t keep her own mother from a nursing home —Continue reading “Turning Away From Nursing Homes, to What?”

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”

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”

An Inquiry by Social Workers into Evening Routines in Community Living Settings for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Abstract Significant progress has been made since the 1980s in supporting adults with learning disability to live independent lives in the community. In 2012, the Department of Health in England announced the latest policy initiative to further invest in community support for people with learning disabilities, Transforming Care. Building the right community supported living settingContinue reading “An Inquiry by Social Workers into Evening Routines in Community Living Settings for Adults with Learning Disabilities”

‘Does my Haltung look big in this?’: The use of social pedagogical theory for the development of ethical and value-led practice

Author(s): Lowis Charfe, Ali Gardner Journal: International Journal of Social Pedagogy Abstract The aim of this article is to set out how the use of social pedagogical Haltung can support the exploration of values and how this informs and shapes a practitioner’s direct work. Haltung is a German concept that has no direct English translationContinue reading “‘Does my Haltung look big in this?’: The use of social pedagogical theory for the development of ethical and value-led practice”

The changing picture in the children’s homes sector – Ofsted: developments in children’s social care

The changing picture in the children’s homes sector Posted by: Jason Bradbury, Posted on: 22 August 2018 On 19 July, we published our annual data on children’s social care in England in 2017–18. One of our main areas of focus was on children’s homes and their inspection outcomes. We’d like to reflect here on oneContinue reading “The changing picture in the children’s homes sector – Ofsted: developments in children’s social care”