Wear to Care

Exploring the issue of uniforms in care homes A project with Care UK to explore how residents, relatives and members of staff in two Care UK care homes feel about staff uniforms. Suzanne Mumford, Care UK’s Head of Nursing, Care and Dementia Services had already started looking into the issue of uniforms, identifying arguments forContinue reading “Wear to Care”

To retain care home staff, we need to make sure they have access to better support

by Maya Haddad, Dr Alison Beck and Dr Katherine Belton Previous research has highlighted the risk factors associated with high stress among care home staff, including high staff turnover and absenteeism and staff malpractice. But the fragmentation of care home provision, both in terms of different types and sizes of providers of services and theContinue reading “To retain care home staff, we need to make sure they have access to better support”

What becomes of the open-hearted: Supporting resilience in children’s homes staff

Margaret Davies, Trainer and Consultant at Children’s Homes Quality, explains importance of supporting resilience in children’s homes staff. Social Work Today, 03/06/21 Children in care need staff who can connect with them open-heartedly, yet the experience of working in the residential sector is often personally intense and challenging. Staff are commonly at risk of experiencingContinue reading “What becomes of the open-hearted: Supporting resilience in children’s homes staff”

Older People in Residential Setting: Results of a National Survey of Staff-Resident Interactions and Conflicts

NCPOP, Ireland 2012 Abstract: The vast majority of older people in receipt of care in the residential sector are cared for in high quality, safe and supportive settings. However, there is international evidence that suggests that a significant minority of older people in residential homes are nursed in inadequate physical environments and experience a lossContinue reading “Older People in Residential Setting: Results of a National Survey of Staff-Resident Interactions and Conflicts”