WHAT DOES GOOD CARE LOOK LIKE?
Torbay Culture and Torbay Council have commissioned Devon based arts organisation Encounters to engage with care home residents during November and December 2017, with the aim to produce a Residents’ Rights Charter.
A total of 11 care homes in Paignton, Brixham and Torquay will contribute to the project through a series of creative consultations that will discover what good care looks like, through the eyes of the residents.
Creative activities that have been designed by Encounters artists, such as model making, drawing and writing will ask residents and their families a series of questions such as “what makes a poor residential home?” and “what is the sweetest part of your day?”. This will result in the production of the Residents’ Rights Charter - a visual representation of the project’s findings that will be adopted by all care homes across Torbay and will also be available online.
Before the final care home is visited on Wednesday 13 December, the project will also include two public consultations on Thursday 7 December, 2pm-4pm and Saturday 9 December, 11am-2pm at Paignton Library. These sessions will give members of the community the chance to collaborate and share their thoughts on what they think good care looks like for the residents of care homes and the responses will contribute to the Residents’ Rights Charter.
The project is part-funded by Torbay Culture’s recent award from the Great Place Scheme.