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?”

‘My boyfriend was killed in the care system’

‘My boyfriend was killed in the care system’             The Children’s Commissioner for England is calling for regulation of supported and semi-supported accommodation for children aged 16 and above. About 5,000 looked-after children in England are in this kind of accommodation – a 70% rise in a decade. Currently, theseContinue reading “‘My boyfriend was killed in the care system’”

New institutionalisation following acute hospital admission: a retrospective cohort study

Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue 2, 1 March 2017, Pages 238–244, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afw188 Published: 15 October 2016                                      Abstract Background institutionalisation following acute hospital admission is common and yet poorly described, with policy documents advising against this transition.Continue reading “New institutionalisation following acute hospital admission: a retrospective cohort study”

The Residential Forum – what we do

A Manifesto for Residential Care The Residential Forum agrees with the Social Care Future vision: “We all want to live in the place we call home with the people and things that we love, in communities where we look out for one another, doing the things that matter to us.” Make living in residential care settingsContinue reading “The Residential Forum – what we do”

Care standards and CQC

Organisations that provide care must meet standards required by law The information on this page tells you what standards you should expect, and what you can do if you are worried about the quality of the care that you or the person you look after receives. Note: the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspects care servicesContinue reading “Care standards and CQC”