residential care

Learning for care homes from alternative residential care settings

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.

Learning for care homes from alternative residential care settings

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.

Recommendations for the future of residential care for older people in Scotland: summary

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.

Residential care - fact sheet 6

Guidance for professionals in residential care to build and maintain the relationships with young people and their families which can meet their needs for safety and security and contribute to achieving desired outcomes.

Attitudes to social care for older people in Northern Ireland

Report that examines the existing level of informal care of older people in Northern Ireland, and the attitudes of people to social care.

Measuring happiness: a consultation with children from care and children living in residential and boarding schools

Many people in universities, government departments and voluntary organisations,are doing research to find out what is meant by‘happiness’, and what makes children happy or unhappy. They are also doing research on how to measure ‘happiness’, or how to measure ‘wellbeing’. This report gives some of the answers children themselves have given on these questions.

Living in children's residential homes

Short study which provides an insight into the nature of children’s residential homes, the characteristics and circumstances of the young people who live in them and on the short-term outcomes for these young people. It builds on our recent research for the Department for Education (DfE) 'Raising the Bar? An Evaluation of the Social Pedagogy Pilot Programme in Children’s Residential Homes'.

Delivering dignity: securing dignity in care for older people in hospitals and care homes. A report for consultation

This draft report, based on expert evidence, recommends fundamental changes to the culture, leadership, management, staff development, clinical practice and service delivery of care homes and NHS hospitals to secure the dignified care that is the right of all older people, with the belief that getting it right for older people will mean getting it right for everyone. The three organisations which have established the Commission want to play a major role in supporting hospitals and care homes to improve dignity in care, led by the staff who are working there day to day.

Social care in Northern Ireland: a better future for us all

Report prepared on behalf of Independent Health and Care Providers (IHCP) by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in September 2011 to inform the IHCP consultation response to the Review of the Provision of Health and Social Care Services, announced by the Health Minister in June 2011.