Eight Welsh care homes and the body representing health and social care providers in Wales are taking part in a programme to promote quality of life and dignity for older residents.
The Burdett Trust for Nursing and Age Cymru Grant Programme is funding them to develop programmes that promote dignity and quality of life.
Severn View Nursing Home in Chepstow; Hafan Dementia Centre in Ammanford; Baglan Lodge Care Home and Taibach Care Home in Port Talbot are among the grant recipients.
Brodawel Resource Centre in Caerphilly; Swansea’s Three Cliffs Care Home; Penylan Residential Home in Cardiff; Llwyndyrys Residential Home in Cardigan and Care Forum Wales got the other grants.
They all received their grants because they were able to demonstrate their commitment to the My Home Life Cymru principles.
Age Cymru’s My Home Life Cymru programme runs the Burdett Trust for Nursing and Age Cymru Grants Programme.
It decided which organisations received grants, as John Moore, manager of the My Home Life Cymru explains:
“The grants were offered to nurses and people working in nursing and residential homes in Wales who could clearly demonstrate their commitment to the My Home Life Cymru principles.
“The My Home Life Cymru principles are ‘maintaining identity, supporting a person centred approach’, ‘creating community’, ‘sharing decision-making’, and ‘managing transitions’.
“’Improving health and healthcare’, ‘supporting good end of life’, ‘keeping workforce fit for purpose’ and ‘promoting a positive culture’, are the programme’s other principles.
“We're absolutely delighted to have been able to award these nine grants as part of the first round of the Burdett Trust for Nursing and Age Cymru Grant Programme.
“Our long-term aim is to use the lessons that have been learnt by running these dignity projects with other care homes across Wales, to help them deliver the best standards of care that they can.”