May 2017 – Care Closer to Home (CC2H) Care Homes
NHS Calderdale CCG and Calderdale Council arranged a number of engagement activities and events on the future provision of care homes in Calderdale. The aim of the project is to create a vision for Calderdale and understand what’s important to people of Calderdale as they get older.
You told us
People told us what a good care home looks like:
- People want the right staff who are skilled, trained and supported. Staff who are caring and compassionate and understand cultural needs and beliefs. They also want to see good management and homes that are staffed at all times.
- Quality of care was a significant factor to respondents. They want to see continuity of care with good quality standards and choice and be involved in their care and planning. Care that meet the needs of physical, social and mental health requirements.
- People said their environment was important to them with clean, well decorated, modern and good facilities. They want to feel safe, looked after in a warm friendly and loving environment that feels like their own home.
- Being in heart of the community was also important to people. To be near family and friends and local amenities.
What are we doing
The findings from all the engagement activity has been shared with all stakeholders at two events which took place in March. Throughout spring and summer 2017 there will be more work with providers on care home provision. The information gathered will be used to inform this work and the conversations will continue.