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Young lady and elderly man in care home

Care Homes Online Forum

Please join us for our next online care homes forum on Tuesday 20 February, 10am – 11am via Zoom.

Are you a relative of someone who lives in a care home or has used respite in a care home? Would you like support or information from others who have shared similar experiences? Come along to our next care homes forum to find out more or to share your feedback on experiences.

To register for a space or give feedback outside the forum please email: info@healthwatchnorthumberland.co.uk or call us on 03332 408468.

See what we discussed at previous care homes forums

Elderly lady and man in care home

Care Homes Online Forum

Please join us for our next online care homes forum on Wednesday 8 November, 10am – 11am via Zoom.

We will be hearing from a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspector who will be giving an overview of the CQC’s role in regulating and inspecting care homes. There will be a chance to ask questions.

We would also like to hear your feedback of visiting your loved ones in care homes and accessing care home respite or simply join us to get further support or information from people with shared experiences.

To register for a space or give feedback outside the forum please email: info@healthwatchnorthumberland.co.uk or call us on 03332 408468.

See what we discussed at previous care homes forums

Elderly lady in care home

Care Homes Online Forum

Please join us for our next online care homes forum on Thursday 27 July, 10am – 11am via Zoom.

Are you a relative of someone who lives in a care home, or have you recently helped a loved one access respite within a care home? Would you like support or information from others who have shared similar experiences? Come along to our next care homes forum to share your feedback or simply come along to find out more. We will also give an update on our ‘look and listen’ visits into care homes.

To register for a space or give feedback outside the forum please email: info@healthwatchnorthumberland.co.uk or call us on 03332 408468.

See what we discussed at previous care homes forums

Elderly lady in care home

Care Home Online Forum

Please join us for our next online care home forum on Monday 17 April, 10am – 11am via Zoom.

Following the discussion about respite care at the last meeting, Carers Northumberland will tell us about a survey it has done and what carers are saying about their experiences of respite care in the county. If you have had recent experience of this we’d like to hear from you.

We will also hear from the new Acute Admiral Nurse Service which provides specialist dementia support in care homes and the community in Northumberland.

We are starting a piece of work with a care home provider to learn from residents, loved ones and those who run and work in care homes what local lessons can be learnt from the pandemic and positive ideas that would help in other “lockdown” or restricted access situations.  We are at the early stages so come along and help us to shape what questions to ask and share examples of good practice you have experienced.

To register for a space or give feedback outside the forum please email: info@healthwatchnorthumberland.co.uk or call us on 03332 408468.

Elderly lady in care home

Care Home Online Forum

Please join us for our next online care home forum on Monday 9 January, 10am – 11.30am via Zoom.

At our next forum we will be hearing from Alan Curry, Senior Manager – Commissioning Northumberland County Council who will be there to give us an overview on the current situation for Northumberland care homes including information and guidance around care home respite and planned hospital discharge into care homes and associated challenges.

We would also like to hear from you about your current experiences of visiting your loved ones in care homes and your experiences of accessing care home respite or care home placement following a planned discharge from hospital.

To register for a space or give feedback outside the forum please email: info@healthwatchnorthumberland.co.uk or call us on 03332 408468.

Elderly lady in care home

Care Home Online Forum

Please join us for our next online care home forum on Friday 30 September, 11.30am – 12.30pm (not 19 September as previously advertised).

At our previous forums we have heard how visiting restrictions in care homes have affected people living there and their relatives, heard more recent experiences of visiting including as an ‘essential care giver’ and discussed ‘the things we wished we had known before our loved one moved into a care home’ to produce guidance to help others.

At our next forum we would like to hear your current experiences of visiting your loved ones and about how visits to the care home from professionals such as dentists, chiropodists and opticians are working.

We will also be starting to visit care homes to understand from a lay perspective how they are doing after the pandemic. Through talking to residents and carers we can get an insight into different aspects of the home, for example meals or activities and would like your advice to help shape this project.

To register for a space please email: info@healthwatchnorthumberland.co.uk or call us on 03332 408468.