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Author: Age Cymru
Published on 30 May 2013 04:00 PM

Nursing and residential care homes in Wales can now apply for grants to run and try out new projects that encourage dignity and respect for residents.

The Burdett Trust & Age Cymru Grants Programme is offering awards of up to £10,000 for projects that can also demonstrate they are seeking to improve the quality of life for residents.

John Moore, Manager of the My Home Life Cymru Programme at Age Cymru says:

“Dignity and respect are probably are two basic requirements for anyone to maintain a good quality of life whilst living in a nursing or residential care home.

“The Burdett Trust & Age Cymru Grants Programme wants to encourage continuous improvement in these areas by staff working in nursing and residential care homes across Wales.

”We want to fund innovative projects that promote dignity and respect for care home residents and support the My Home Life Cymru ethos of relationship-centred care and evidence-based practice.

“Projects that apply for funding must also be able to demonstrate clear learning that can be shared with other nursing and residential care homes across Wales.“

Nursing or allied care professionals working in a residential care home in Wales or  care home managers in Wales can apply to the Burdett Trust & Age Cymru Grant Programme.

Grant applications will need to fit in with at least one of the My Home Life themes.

The My Home Life themes are:

• Personalisation – maintaining identity, supporting a person-centred approach; creating community; sharing decision-making;
• Navigation – managing transitions; improving health and healthcare; supporting good end of life;
• Transformation – keeping workforce fit for practice; promoting a positive culture;

Projects need to start by September 2013 and can take up to 12 months for completion.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available.

For more information: Call Age Cymru Advice: 08000 223 444