Cameos of Care Homes: Revealing the resilience and expertise of care homes

Cameos of Care Homes: Revealing the resilience and expertise of care homes

A collaboration between the Social Care Workforce Research Unit, The Policy Institute at King’s, and the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, funded by NHS England.

What is 'Cameos of Care Homes'?

Six ‘Vanguard’ areas across England have been developing approaches to enable care homes to better support the increasingly complex health needs of their residents, as part of the NHS New Care Models Programme. As these approaches are now mainstreamed and rolled out nationally, the Vanguard care homes can offer inspiration to others, and their staff have stories to tell about the support they received and the expertise they have developed.

This video includes interviews of 12 staff members from just two of the care homes that took part in the project in East and North Hertfordshire. The interviews captured how the homes have adapted to the changing demands of care, as part of the Vanguard process. Between them, these 12 staff have over 210 years of experience of working in social care.

The full video can be seen below amd a shorter version can be seen here.  More information about the project's findings, including a booklet which outlines the project’s main messages and a brief PowerPoint presents how care homes describe their sources of local support and learning, can be found on the King's College London website