Event Resources – Care Homes Matter

#CareHomesMatter are a series of events aimed at care home teams across the North East and North Cumbria region. Materials and presentations from past #CareHomesMatter events are available to download below.

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A Care Home Competition

Celebrate this year’s ‘Nutrition & Hydration Week’ in your care home. Eating well and drinking sufficiently is fundamental to health and wellbeing. Join in on our campaign and try out new approaches to support your residents. Ideas and resources can be found on https://nutritionandhydrationweek.co.uk/

Share your initiative with us to be in with a chance of winning prizes for your Residents!

Categories include:

  • Most Innovative Approach
  • Best Resident Story
  • Relatives and Friends Award
  • Most Sustainable Initiative

Share your stories on Facebook & Twitter as there will also be a Social Media prize awarded for the most ‘likes’ for posts with #CareHomesMatter

The deadline to submit this information is Friday 23rd March 2018. Download an application form below.

Application Form

Winners to be announced at #CareHomesMatter Delirium Event on 27th March Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne.  Please contact sarah.black@ahsn-nenc.org.uk to reserve a place at this event.

Care Homes Matter: Infection Prevention and Control – 15th January 2018


Welcome – Chris Piercy
Outbreak Management – Claire Stoker
Optimising Care Home Residents Hydration Status – Glenda Cook
Interactive Session
Delirium – Karen Franks
Using Antibiotics Safely – Martin Young
Optimising Hydration Status: Hydration Education Programme – Robyn Collery
No Catheter, No Cauti – Alyson Laws

Other Resources

Certificate of Attendance: Care Homes Matter Infection Prevention and Control

Care Homes Matter: Roundtable Event – 29th September 2017


The Role of Care Homes in the System – Dan Cowie
Collaboration Between Health and Social Care – Ruth Holt



Recipes for Creative Care


Learning Sessions

Assessment and Transfer of Care

Using Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment to Positively Influence Care Delivery

Medicine Management

Managing Medicine Refusal and Covert Medication – Resource 1

Managing Medicine Refusal and Covert Medication – Resource 2

Nutrition and Hydration

Providing Nutritional Care for Care Home Residents

Providing Hydration Care for Care Home Residents

Care Planning and When to Ask for Help

Emergency Health Care Plans: What are they? How to write one and how to use it!

Maximising Independence and Preventing Falls

Maximising Independence and Preventing Falls

Meaningful Activities for Dementia Care

It’s Only a Change of Address

Delirium Suspect it, Spot it, Stop it

Recognising End of Life and Facilitating a Peaceful Death

Recognising Dying and Facilitating a Peaceful Death – Resource 1

Recognising Dying and Facilitating a Peaceful Death – Resource 2

Portfolio Development: Capturing your Learning

Workforce Competency Framework; enhanced care for older people with complex needs

Recognising Deterioration

Recognising Deterioration – Resource 1

Recognising Deterioration – Resource 2