OSJCT is delighted to be participating in this ground breaking, nurse led pilot to improve the learning environment for employees working in care homes, undergraduate nurse apprenticeships and all learning placements in care homes. The home selected for this purpose is Millbrook Lodge, in Brockworth, Gloucestershire.

The aim is to improve the profile and status of care homes as part of the wider health system, to create centres of innovation and encourage the nursing workforce to take on roles within care homes.  Home Managers and nurses are being tutored, supported and encouraged to make innovative changes to their practice.

Sara Livadeas, Strategy Director for OSJCT, said: “We are always keen to promote care homes as places where people with complex needs can receive high quality care.  We’re really pleased to have the opportunity to participate in this national project, which will encourage nurses to come and work in our great nursing homes.”

The project is sponsored by Care England and the Department of Health to develop the concept of a teaching care home.  The work is being supported by Manchester University, the Foundation of Nursing Studies and the International Longevity Centre, who will be undertaking an evaluation.

Robin Willmott, Home Manager of Millbrook House, said “I welcome the opportunity to participate in this programme, which recognises the creative and innovative practice that occurs in our care homes.”