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Nine ways to connect your care home with the community: a guide for care homes

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NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FORUM FOR INCLUSION, TIMEBANKING UK

Publisher(s):

National Development Team for Inclusion

Publication year:

2020

This guide draws out some of the lessons from the final evaluation of Time to Connect, a project to help people living in care settings to play a greater part in the life of their community. It makes nine suggestions of ways for a care home to connect with its community, all based on based real-life examples. They include bringing in visiting services, such as leisure or health services; supporting residents to host their own guests and groups; strengthening existing contacts and creating new links in the community; and connecting and organising activities with other care homes. (Edited publisher abstract)


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