This resource summarises information, advice and guidance to support care home owners and managers delivering person-centred care for older people in residential care and nursing homes.
Residential care resources and services
This guidance has been produced to assist local authorities in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) involved in cross-border placements as described in Schedule 1 to the Care Act 2014. Its aim is to support continuity of care across the UK’s borders by setting out clear values and good practice. A cross-border placement is where an adult is being, or has been, placed by an English, Welsh or Scottish local authority or Northern Irish health and social care trust into accommodation in a different UK country in order to meet their social care needs. The guidance covers the key principles, a general overview of the main legal frameworks, the process and reporting arrangements, handling complaints, disputes between authorities and provider failure. Includes short case studies, examples of case law which may have an impact on the setting up of cross-border placements and a list of references.
A film that shows older people with high support needs who live in a care home. They talk about what is important in their lives and how they like to be treated.
This film explores the steps that care homes can take to reduce the need for hospital admissions amongst residents despite their complex health care needs and high levels of dependency.
Social care users and academics identify examples of excellence in a range of Social Care TV films
In this film a panel made up of people who use services and social care academics looks at how excellence can be achieved in care homes for older people.
This introduction focuses on learning via the internet, often called online learning and is written specifically for small to medium sized organisations and businesses in the care sector. It is a useful resource for those who are new to elearning, as well as those who have some experience already.
Working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people: people with physical disabilities: Doug's story
This film talks about the experiences of a gay man with a physical disability and how he feels social care should develop to provide more choice and control for the user of services.
Working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people: older people and residential care: Roger's story
This film talks about the experiences of Roger and his partners in receiving social care support.
Safeguarding through increased awareness and good communication both in residential and community care.