New Falls Awareness Guide

My Home Life Cymru has been working on a project called ‘Raising Awareness of Falls Prevention in care homes’ funded by Welsh Government, and produced a bulletin in April 2018 to open the dialogue and invite care home managers and staff to one of four networking days with the intention of coproducing a best practice guide written by care homes for care homes in Wales.

The networking events were attended by 52 care home staff from 23 care homes all willing to share their expertise and stories of best practice from their homes. My Home Life Cymru asked them about their experiences and what they do to support residents to stay active, in ways that are right for them.

From this work, a good practice guide has been produced, which is written with the voices of the care homes throughout. 

My Home Life Cymru Falls Guide

For more information please contact suzanne.webster@swansea.ac.uk 

Resources and links

CareHome.co.uk

The leading UK Care Home review website with 18,505 Care Homes, 16 million+ visits per year & 76,473 Care Home reviews

Care Inspectorate Wales 

National body that registers, inspects and takes action to improve the quality and safety of services for the well-being of older people in Wales.

ENRICH (Enabling Reseach in Care Homes) - UK 

The UK-wide website for ENRICH in England and Scotland with a full range of resources for Care Home staff and the Research community 

Health and Care Research Wales (HCRW)

A Welsh Government funded body, supporting and developing excellent research which has a positive impact on the health, wellbeing and prosperity of the people in Wales. 

HCRW have created a 'Research Route Map' which is designed to help guide health and social care researchers through the research process. It aims to give researchers and research teams easy, user friendly guidance on every aspect of the research process. It makes clear the support available from Health and Care Research Wales and others, providing guidance, best practice examples and key documents and templates:

https://www.healthandcareresearch.gov.wales/research-route-map/ 

Join Dementia Research 

People with dementia or memory problems, their carers and anyone who is interested can sign up.  You can also sign up for someone else, providing that you have their consent. 
Registering is the first step in becoming involved in supporting vital research studies across the nation.

My Home Life 

A UK-wide initiative that promotes quality of life and delivers positive change in care homes for older people

Prime Centre Wales

A research centre focusing on primary and emergency care, funded by Health and Care Research Wales in order to develop and coordinate research proposals and support researchers. It is an all-Wales centre co-led by Cardiff University, Bangor University, University of South Wales, and Swansea University.

The Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research 

A world class research centre addressing key internationally important questions in ageing and dementia.  The Centre integrates multi-disciplinary activity and develops areas of expertise from biological, through psycho-social and environmental, to social policy in ageing and dementia.

The Wales School for Social Care Research 

The School will benefit social care practitioners and the social care sector in assisting them in taking forward their research and evidence based practice aspirations, and benefit research providers in supporting them engage with the social care sector in the delivery of research that makes a sustained and tangible difference.