Creating Community

My Home Life, Research Briefing

“Creating a sense of community within a care home is very important and is different to creating a ‘home-like’ environment. ‘Home’ promises autonomy and a sense of long-term security, and these characteristics are difficult to replicate in even the smallest of care homes, thereby raising expectations that cannot be met (Peace and Holland, 2001). Concentrating instead on fostering a sense of care homes as communities allows reciprocity of relationships and the opportunity for those residents who are able (and choose to) to contribute to the care home life (Gubrium, 1993).”

Read this updated research briefing in full at…

My Home Life Source: Creating-Community.pdf

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