Not the last resort: the impact of an interprofessional training care home on residents, care home staff, and students
This project will implement a pilot interprofessional training care home scheme, evaluate the impact of the scheme and assess its future feasibility; on residents, staff, and student reported outcomes. Embedded perceptions of care homes mean that such provision has been viewed negatively as a last resort, for those who end up residing there, those working there and families who have relatives who need extra care. Nonetheless, demand in the care sector is expected to increase. This project is both an ‘intervention’ and an evaluation that seeks to develop and challenge students’ perceptions of social care and promote best interprofessional practice.
The project involves supporting university students from a range of professional health and social care programmes to gain experience working in the care home sector. It will establish and assess the impact an interprofessional student training environment has on addressing the needs of those living and working in care homes and provide leadership, management, clinical decision-making and future career opportunities for students in an interprofessional environment. It is hoped that working interprofessionally will provide opportunity to engage in team activities, blur occupational boundaries and improve the care home experience for residents.
Funder: NHS Health Education England Enabling Effective Learning Environments Fund
Project team : Leads – University of Salford; Dr Melanie Stephens, Prof Andrew Clark, Prof Malcolm Granat, Ruth Garbutt
Karen Heggs – University of Manchester and GM EELE Project
Professor Aparna Verma – University of Manchester
Prof Anya Ahmed – Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr Lorna Chesterton – Manchester Metropolitan University
Deborah O’Connor – Manchester Metropolitan University
Carol LeBlanc – GM Nursing, Midwifery and AHP Programme Management Office
Jane Hall – GM AHP Clinical Placement Expansion Lead
Laura Hammond – GM AHP Clinical Placement Expansion Lead
Marie Matthew – GM Learning Environment Expansion Lead
Sarah McRae – Clinical Educator GMTH
Emma Brown – Adult Social Care Strategic Lead, Trafford Council
Jo Finnerty – Workforce Lead Social Care, GMHSCP
Janine Dyson – Lead Nurse, Independent Care Sector, NHS England & Improvement,
Jez Ashdown – Locality Manager (North West), Skills for Care
Carol Mitchell – North West Locality Manager for Skills for Care
Cath Roberts – Service Lead ICRS and Lead AHP South Locality
Consultant : Dr Mervyn Eastman – Co-Founder and Society Secretary, Change AGEnts Network UK Co-operative and Co-Founder and President of the Practitioner Alliance For Safeguarding Adults (PASA).