There are 11,300 care homes provided by 5,500 organisations in the UK caring for 410,000 people who are challenged to live independently.

The organisation and culture of care is recognised as important but also problematic across health and social care provision for older people.  Repeated failures in the quality of care have made this a high profile policy issue.

The ResPECT and CHOICE projects had a direct impact on the revision of the regulation and inspection regimes for care of older people. Our research into care home experience is used as evidence for practice by Care England, Social Services Knowledge Scotland, Social Care Institute for Excellence Social Care online resource, and listed by the British Geriatrics Society and National Institute for Health and Social Care Excellence Evidence. 

For further information contact Dr Diane Bunn.