Tell me more

Care home resident engagement project The Tell Me More Project, funded by Welsh Government is all about reaching into care home settings and hearing from the residents so they can share their experiences and hopes for the future. The project recorded people’s voices via Zoom video and resident’s faces in the form of 2D andContinue reading “Tell me more”

“Feeling at Home”

Professor Christine Bigby, co-author of ‘Group Homes for People with Intellectual Disabilities’ (2009), introduces the Feeling at Home webinar on research and policy relating to the concept of ‘homeliness’ as a feature of group homes for people with learning disabilities. Watch on YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC1bNa7Ii5ktopUwF5Ehiwgw

Lifelong Links

Aims to ensure that a child in care has a positive support network around them to help them during their time in care and in adulthood. Family Rights Group supports local authorities to implement Lifelong Links with children in care. Training Lifelong Links coordinators, publishing tools and resources and providing consultancy support. Lifelong Links hadContinue reading “Lifelong Links”

A radical new vision for social care

The REAL Centre invited acclaimed author and social innovator Hilary Cottam to deliver the 2021 REAL Challenge lecture, to generate fresh ideas and debate. In the lecture Hilary explores how we can turn current thinking about care and the care system on its head by creating something new, where care is not seen as aContinue reading “A radical new vision for social care”

Alternative Care

Types of alternative care supported by SOS Children’s Villages SOS Children’s Villages provides and supports a range of alternative care settings for children who have lost the care of their parents. In line with the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care for Children The types of alternative care for children supported include…read on at… SOSContinue reading “Alternative Care”

A good home must be a digitally connected home

Digital connectivity has become an essential part of what makes a good home, but many people are still missing out on the benefits. In this blog (9 August 2021), Ali Rogan, Good Home Inquiry Digital Consultant, talks about how the pandemic has fundamentally shifted our use and dependence on digital, the role it plays inContinue reading “A good home must be a digitally connected home”

Younger generation’s perceptions of care homes

University of Oxford Student Consultancy, a programme for students run by the university to support local organisations, conducted research over an eight-week period which revealed that just one in six (15.7%) respondents have a positive perception of care homes. Read a summary of the research findings at…. Source Care Home Professional: https://www.carehomeprofessional.com/watch-younger-generations-perceptions-of-care-homes-must-change-research-finds/

The Blair Academy BBC Online 2019

People do say to me, ‘hip hop? Are you sure?’ They assume that I take 50 huge gangster rappers into a care home! That’s the kind of look I get. But the culture can be so beneficial when it preaches peach, love, unity and having fun. We could certainly do with more of that!” VoicesContinue reading “The Blair Academy BBC Online 2019”

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”

Watch “Donna’s Story” on YouTube

A Forum reader wrote in on viewing this video: Why are people involved in care homes such as Older People, Managers and staff not having a place at the table and a Voice? They know what is happening, what they want and need for people in their care, We want people who are actually doingContinue reading “Watch “Donna’s Story” on YouTube”

#oursocialcare — Social Care Future

By Anna Severwright, Another social care conference… the big names talking… and no one who draws on social care speaking at the main sessions. This is 2021 and still the conversations about social care, are happening without us, people with lived experience of social care (either themselves or as a family carer). Thankfully we have […]Continue reading “#oursocialcare — Social Care Future”