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By Debbie le Quesne

Pioneers or settlers?

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The My Home Life movement which promotes quality of care in homes for older people is heading up national debate and we want you to get involved.

It’s a great opportunity to have a say and share on a platform which will get the ear of Government ministers. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has called for a ‘revolution’. This is one way you could become a revolutionary and a pioneer rather than a settler.

The approach is sensitive and sensible.

This initiative is posing the following questions:

  What makes life good in care homes now?

  What could make them better?

  How might we get there?

“If you are living, working or managing a care home we need your input,” the promotional story says.

What’s more, My Home Life will send you a great pack of stuff to help you engage with your local community.

For the Association, it’s a great initiative – but it will only work if you take part.

As we posted yesterday, the Panorama horror stories stalk our industry and so often the work of thousands of good carers is lost in the blaze of negativity. 

 Why shouldn’t we learn from some great care role models? An d why shouldn’t we help change the culture that tends to tar everyone with the same brush?

Giving care is an emotional journey. It should develop relationships which are cherished and healthy and cannot always be quantified within the industry ‘paperwork’.

Paul Burstow, Minister for Care Services has admitted to being a “big fan” of My Home Life, so he’s listening.

Please don’t let this opportunity pass by without at least finding out more. We won’t change the future by being inactive with the present.

 

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Written by debbielq

May 30, 2012 at 6:43 pm

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