WHAT DOES GOOD CARE LOOK LIKE?

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.

“This innovative approach to encouraging care home residents to express their views of good care will form the basis of ongoing engagement.
Working together with residents, their carers and local care homes, we will agree a set of expectations for what good care should look like in Torbay.”
— JULIEN PARROTT, TORBAY COUNCIL’S EXECUTIVE LEAD FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN
“The Residents Rights Charter is a great example of how the funding we received as part of the Great Place Scheme is helping to provide a better standard of care and living for these residents, through creative consultation. We have already received a positive response from the work that has been carried out and I look forward to seeing the end result.”
— Kate Farmery, Executive Director, Torbay Culture
“Our vision at Encounters is to create conditions for a creative, caring, connected world in which everybody can learn to flourish together, so it’s vital for us to encourage collaboration to improve the level of care in Torbay. We urge everybody to come along to one of our drop-in sessions and share their opinion with us.”
— Chloe Uden, Associates Artist, Encounters

The project is part-funded by Torbay Culture’s recent award from the Great Place Scheme.

 

TORBAY CULTURE SEEKS CREATIVE DIRECTION SUPPORT

TORBAY CULTURE SEEKS CREATIVE DIRECTION SUPPORT

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WONDER ASSOCIATES APPOINTED