Providers meet with academics

Posted on June 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The Centre for Ageing and Gender (CRAG), together with UniSdirect (the business interface of the University of Surrey), recently brought together 62 owners and managers of care homes for older people at a seminar entitled “Shifting Sands”. Care home providers throughout the South East of England heard about the latest research findings from CRAG and how this information might help them with their business of running successful care homes. Crag co-director Dr Kate Davidson said this was the first time that independent care home owners had the opportunity to network, exchange views and interact with the academic community. “This was a rare and valuable benefit in itself,” Dr Davidson said. “One area of CRAG research in particular grabbed the most attention from care home owners and managers – this was the comparative study of care skills in English and German care homes.” The study of care home staff in England and Germany researched the impact of government policies on the ‘hands-on’ provision of care to older

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