Care Home Charter

Our survey of medicines-related care of residents with dysphagia in care homes found as many as 50% of residents were affected by swallowing difficulties.  This can make tablets difficult or even impossible to swallow. Despite the high numbers affected, we found only 10% of homes surveyed had specific protocol to guide staff in administering medication to people with dysphagia and only 20% had arranged training in this important area.

You can read the full findings of the survey here 

The findings led to the creation of a Dysphagia and Medicines Advisory Group and subsequently the development of a new Care Home Charter for swallowing medicines.

Care Academy

We have developed The Care Academy in partnership with Waltham Forest CCG and Leyton Sixth Form College. It offers a unique opportunity for students who want to enter a health or social care profession to gain real work experience in a care home setting whilst also supporting the care home residents with additional 1:1 support. The academy has been designed to help students develop the necessary skills, values and ethics that are at the heart of becoming a nurse or health professional. It is practical, dynamic and will thoroughly prepare students for a degree in nursing. 

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