My Home Life is an initiative to promote quality of life for those living, dying, visiting and working in care homes for older people through relationship-centred and evidence based practice. In Scotland the programme is led by University of West of Scotland (UWS) in partnership with Scottish Care and Age Scotland.
There are a number of events coming up which may be of interest.
Facilitation for Developing Effective Relationship-Centred Practice
30-31 March & 27 April, University of the West of Scotland Hamilton Campus
The 3 day course led by Professor Belinda Dewar and Dr Cathy Sharp is a unique and creative opportunity to experience relationship centred facilitation. The programme provides an opportunity to apply theoretical and practical aspects of relationship-centred practice and appreciative inquiry to practice development and leading change. Building on existing knowledge and skills it supports you to use workplace learning to enhance client care, team working and service delivery and improvement in complex environments.
My Home Life Research Dissemination Event
25th April, 10am-3.30pm, Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
This special event is to disseminate the initial findings of two ongoing My Home Life research projects:
- Edel Roddy, Enhacing the Experience of Inspection in Care Homes from the perspective of all involved using Appreciative Inquiry (PhD study co-funded by UWS and the Care Inspectorate)
- Karen Barrie, Focussing on Personal Outcomes in Care Homes
Appreciative and Participatory Action Research in Care Homes
25th May, 10.30am-3.30pm University of the West of Scotland Hamilton Campus
The seminar is a collaboration between the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Practice at UWS and the National Care Home Research and Development Forum. Speakers/Presentation topics are:
- Dr Julie Watson, Face to Face: Relating to people with Dementia until the end of life in Care Homes
- Karen Barrie & Dr Cathy Sharp, Personal Outcomes and My Home Life
- Edel Roddy, Us and Them, You and Me, We. Inspection in Care Homes, it’s all about relationships
- Bryan Mitchell, Introducing and Evaluating the Contribution of Complimentary Therapy to Nursing Home Residents experiencing later stages of Dementia.