Why we should be looking at alternative housing options for older people

Amanda Clarke, Share and Care, Homeshare on 14/06/21 Homeshare arrangements not only support wellbeing, relieve pressure on overstretched health services they support mental health and isolation. Amanda Clarke makes a compelling case for why we need more Homeshare and particularly for older people who were severely impacted by the pandemic in England. Source: Why weContinue reading “Why we should be looking at alternative housing options for older people”

Proposed national standards for unregulated accommodation

A consultation on the proposals, published on 24 May 2021, lists four standards – leadership and management, protection, accommodation, and support. Deadline: The consultation closes on 19 July 2021. CYP Now Source: https://www.cypnow.co.uk/news/article/government-sets-out-proposed-national-standards-for-unregulated-accommodation

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”

You wait 3 decades for a review of children’s care and 7 come along at once

22nd March 2021 Jonathan Stanley There is a serious issue to be resolved. There are 7 government or parliamentary reviews that are placing demands on the small residential child care sector. Each demands intense attention by the sector, each is slightly different, and there is overlap. The NCERCC publication ‘Reviewing the reviews from residential childContinue reading “You wait 3 decades for a review of children’s care and 7 come along at once”

Moving in and out of extra care housing – the possibilities and practicalities for people living with dementia

Housing with care and support for people living with dementia is a hot topic. What is the best option, and when should a person living with dementia move from their own home to one where there is more support? There is no silver bullet – every person is different.  But over the years some lessonsContinue reading “Moving in and out of extra care housing – the possibilities and practicalities for people living with dementia”