Care

Care homes and community

Dunoon

Care Home Week, led by Scottish Care, takes place in Scotland this week (12-18 June).

Throughout the week, there will be celebrations of Scotland's care homes, the individuals who live and work in them, their role in local communities and the opportunities care homes offer to enhance lives and wellbeing for a wide range of people.

Fit for the Future: The future of care

A series of quotes from stakeholders across Scotland about the future of care and how we might get there.

What can this tool be used for?

Use these quotes to prompt discussion and debate and to begin to think about making your own vision for the future a reality.

Members of the group can choose to focus on a single quote and respond, or engage with all of the quotes and choose which ones they agree or disagree with.

Fit for the Future: Enhancing relationships in care at home using caring conversations

A workshop process to introduce care home staff to caring conversations.

What can this tool be used for?

Introducing care home staff to caring conversations

How do you use it?

This case study explains how the workshops can be used, and what specific exercises can help groups embrace caring conversations as an approach.

The tool breaks the course down week by week with intended outcomes, activities and examples.

Fit for the Future: Outcomes in care homes cards

Cards which show a series of snapshots of what life in an outcomes-focused care home might look like.

What can this tool be used for?

You could use this tool as an inspiration for what could be, as a challenge for what should be, or to help prompt the start of a process of change in your care home.

Understanding suicide and self-harm amongst children in care and care leavers

Insight 21

Key points

  • Children in care and care leavers are at increased risk of hurting themselves as a result of adverse backgrounds and continuing stress.
  • Self-harm helps manage distress whereas suicide attempts to stop distress by ending life. Young people self-harm or contemplate suicide for many reasons and every individual's motivation will be different.
  • Young people hurt themselves in many different ways.

Spirituality and ageing: Implications for the care and support of older people

Insight 19

Key Points

  • There is disagreement and discussion about the definition of spirituality
  • Ageing is a journey which includes a spiritual dimension
  • The spiritual dimension focuses on meaning of life, hope and purpose, explored through relationships with others, with the natural world and with the transcendent
  • The evidence base suggests that genuine and intentional accompaniment of people on their ageing journey; giving time, presence and listening are th

Shaping the choreography of care and support

Iriss Forum, Designs for the future 2011

Alison Petch (Iriss Director), Lisa Pattoni and Gayle Rice (Iriss Project Managers) and Ian Grout (Glasgow School of Art) explain the background to this project which involved students from the Glasgow School of Art working with practitioners and people who use services to consider how to reshape care and support. There were four themes: reablement, partnership working and communication, social isolation and anticipatory care.

Experiences of the young people in community research

Speak Out magazine article

An article written by Who Cares? Scotland and the young people involved in the community research project Working with young people, which evaluated Who Cares? Scotland's advocacy services in two local authority areas. The article talks about the young people's experience of the project and what they gained from their involvement.

Young people's research findings

Working with young people

A presentation of their research findings by the young people involved in the community research project Working with young people, which evaluated Who Cares? Scotland's advocacy services in two local authority areas.

Working with young people

Community research

A report detailing our experience and outcomes of a community research project working with young people who were, or had been, in care to design and run their own research. The project evaluated Who Cares? Scotland's advocacy services in two local authority areas. As a result of the research Who Cares? Scotland agreed to consider certain changes and improvements to their services.