With the first meeting taking place on the 30th January 2020, this learning network is designed to improve and promote collaborative working between care homes and the housing, health and social care sectors.
Care home residents have some of the most complex health and social care needs in our society. They often experience gaps or discrimination in access to high-quality health care, including support for long-term physical and mental health conditions, and specialist palliative care at the end of their lives.
Better partnership working between the housing, health and social care sectors and care homes could enhance the wellbeing of residents and reduce the number of avoidable hospital admissions from care homes. It could also enable older people to have more voice, choice and control over what happens to them, as they would have in their own home.
The learning network is a collaborative initiative between The King’s Fund and My Home Life.
Six localities will be invited to join the learning network which will offer four one-day meetings. Each locality can bring a group of up to five partners from across care homes, housing, health and social care to the network to support and learn from each other. Each meeting will give your group the opportunity to work on a live project together, develop collaborative leadership skills, as well as hearing from specialist speakers.