care homes

The introduction of national care standards and a strong and effective regulatory regime, along with a payment for quality agenda that has been devised to reward the best performing care homes, has delivered a general improvement in the overall quality of care provided.

However, the current mix of services within the care home market is not producing optimum outcomes, when viewed from a whole system and care user’s perspective.

This document presents a summary of recommendations forthe future of residential care for older people in Scotland.

Report that assessed the progress three years into the 10-year Scottish Government and Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) programme, Reshaping care for older people (RCOP). It is aimed at improving services for older people by shifting care towards anticipatory care and prevention.

This report describes the results of a year-long evaluation of the Community Visitor pilot, conducted by researchers at the University of Essex. It was funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), and forms part of a wider programme of work by JRF in the field of risk and relationship in the care sector.

The role of social work with vulnerable adults has changed markedly in many countries, including England and Wales following the 1990 NHS and Community Care Act. The basis for this paper is a small qualitative study of the social work role in helping people entering residential or nursing care in the independent sector following an emergency hospital admission in England (Phillips and Waterson 1997). This double transition is an under-researched area (Bywaters 1993; Downs and Crossan 1999).

Report that argues for the need to transform the understanding of what ‘social care’ is in order to help people live decent lives, to put in place the right building blocks to prepare for an ageing population and to reduce future demand for care.

This review explores the learning from delivery of care in residential services for children and young people, residential services and supported housing for people with learning disabilities and hospice care, and considers how this can be applied in care homes for older people. Full report or summary available.

Review that explores the learning from delivery of care in residential services for children and young people, residential services and supported housing for people with learning disabilities and hospice care, and considers how this can be applied in care homes for older people.

Report that explores whether the burden placed upon staff in care homes to produce paperwork is having a positive or a detrimental effect on the quality of care.