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A CASE FOR DIVERSE BOARDS
CARE HOMES: RIGHTS IN ROLES
In this new series of guides and resources, we show how human rights can be used in residential care for older people to promote independence, improve engagement, and help have (sometimes difficult) conversations about what residents are entitled to.
There are five resource packs in total, each brimming with tips, ideas, and best practice from care homes across the country. These free resource packs include:
Human Rights: An Overview for Residential Care Staff
Managing Risk Positively
The resource packs are aimed at managers, leaders and frontline staff, commissioners of care and residents and their families…in short, anyone involved in the provision of residential care for older people who wants to better understand the daily, practical implementation of human rights.
Dive in to learn more:
HUMAN RIGHTS: AN OVERVIEW FOR RESIDENTIAL CARE STAFF
In preparing the resources as part of this series we spoke to many people working in residential care for older people. Most residential care staff told us that, whilst they had a sense of what human rights are in general terms (e.g. treating people with dignity), they weren’t always sure which particular human rights were commonly involved in residential care, or the level of protection required in order to ensure the law is being followed. This resource will help you develop a better understanding of what human rights are and the key terms and the legal framework relating to human rights and residential care.
This resource pack aims to help commissioners of residential care for older people make the most of market development, service design, and management and monitoring by using these functions to support and promote the human rights of care users.
This resource pack aims to help leaders of residential care homes for older people promote a human rights culture throughout their homes.
This resource pack aims to help care home staff – and especially frontline staff – make the most of effective resident engagement by using it in a way that actively supports and promotes the human rights of residents and their relatives and carers.
MANAGING RISK POSITIVELY
This resource pack aims to support care staff and managers working in residential elderly care to adopt a positive approach to risk that focuses on promoting the human rights of residents in a balanced and fair way and enabling residents – as far as possible – to make their own decisions about what they can and cannot do.
For more information about the research that underpins these resources, have a look here. Otherwise, help yourself to a document that will hopefully make your engagement processes fairer and more equitable.
Organising a consultation? Afraid it’ll only be the usual suspects turning up? Wondering how to find out what people really think? This guide can help. Based on real-life examples from a range of local authorities, Engaging People is packed with practical, usable advice.
The guide explains common approaches to engaging with marginalised groups – and how to avoid them. It also contains:
a step-by-step guide to creating more effective consultation
bright ideas from local authorities across the country
key lessons from recent research
IT'S NOT ABOUT US!
The result of engagement with over 300 older black and minority ethnic people, this manifesto sets out what people think about current engagement practices, how they wanted to be involved in decisions, and what kinds of issues are important to them.
'Why Bother with Human Rights' is an accessible and easy to read guide for civil society organisations looking to embed human rights principles into service delivery.
The guide will:
help you understand the importance of using human rights to achieve your organisation’s aims
discuss the role your organisation has in promoting equality in society
identify effective ways you can improve the service you offer to a wide range of people
help future proof your organisation against changes to equalities legislation
show you how to improve your reputation with funders
'Who moved my samosa?' is a short and punchy introduction to resolving competing equality claims. Containing real-life examples, the guide sets out what a range of organisations have done to resolve conflict in the workplace and community. 'Who moved my samosa?' doesn't pretend to have all the answers, but it's a great place to start if you find yourself in the middle of a tricky conflict.