Care Homes: Dealing With Complaints

There are well over 20,000 care homes across the UK. While the majority of residents are happy and fulfilled in the homes they live in and are satisfied with the care they receive, accidents, errors and misunderstandings can always happen. It could be a specific incident, a general complaint about service or a problem withContinue reading “Care Homes: Dealing With Complaints”

Care Homes & Consumer Law: Fair Trading

If you own or run a care home anywhere in the UK, you must ensure your residents are treated fairly under consumer law. This applies to both state-funded residents and those who pay their own fees. Care home owners and managers will need to be very clear about how consumer law applies to them andContinue reading “Care Homes & Consumer Law: Fair Trading”

How registered managers can support and encourage learning at work

Support for registered managers From Skills for Care At the heart of every outstanding service is a manager who’s working hard to ensure that they can create a person-centred culture that delivers great, high-quality care. We understand that you’re going through incredibly challenging times at the moment, and everyone at Skills for Care is humbled byContinue reading “How registered managers can support and encourage learning at work”

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”

Residential child care, the under-valued, unacknowledged and untrained profession.

By Charles Sharpe – The Therapeutic Care Journal I believe that a significant number of troubled children and young people are best helped by the provision of  residential child care  Amongst these I would include those who, though they may for the time being not be able to live with their families, but who nonethelessContinue reading “Residential child care, the under-valued, unacknowledged and untrained profession.”

Hospice and palliative care volunteering in Finland: How we can further develop a precious asset

NEW SERIES: CELEBRATING THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF VOLUNTEERS IN PALLIATIVE CARE…  Since 1988, volunteers have played a crucial role in hospice and palliative care in Finland. But now, a more systematic approach to develop volunteer training and structures of volunteering in hospice and palliative care is about to start. Our guest writers, Leena Pelttari, Ritva Pihlaja and MirjaContinue reading “Hospice and palliative care volunteering in Finland: How we can further develop a precious asset”

Transition to Care Home Nursing

The Queen’s Nursing Institute Transition to Care Home Nursing is an information resource for nurses working in a care home setting. The resource, written by Queen’s Nurse Sharon Aldridge-Bent, is structured into ten chapters on subjects including the fundamentals of nursing care, safe working and regulation, adults at risk, dementia care, building relationships with family,Continue reading “Transition to Care Home Nursing”

Upcoming online events on social pedagogy

EXPLORING SOCIAL PEDAGOGY CONCEPTS AT TURBULENT TIMES – FREE WEBINAR SERIES Our new webinar series exploring social pedagogy concepts during turbulent times launched on 17th June as part of the International Online Conference with a webinar on the Common Third. (If you missed it, you can watch a recording here.) The upcoming programme includes theContinue reading “Upcoming online events on social pedagogy”

Social care nursing is a unique profession – Covid-19 must not tarnish its appeal   –   Nursing in Practice

Best estimates tell us we have between 42-45,000 nurses working in social care in England. But the official figures tell us of the 15,500 residential homes in England there are not much over 4,000 with nurses – so less than a third.  With increased complexity and the sizable strain placed on nursing homes we mustContinue reading “Social care nursing is a unique profession – Covid-19 must not tarnish its appeal   –   Nursing in Practice”