Spiritual care of people living with dementia in care homes
– survey still open
Your opportunity to take part
We are getting a good response to the survey, and would encourage care home managers to complete it if you haven’t yet had the chance. Go to https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XYJQ2CP
The research, commissioned by the Life Changes Trust, is being undertaken by a consortium of four organisations (Faith in Older People, Aberdeen University, Mowat Research, and Simon Jaquet Consultancy Services Ltd) into spiritual care in care homes in Scotland. The research aims to identify the range of approaches to spiritual care practice in care homes with people living with dementia, and to explore how to best build on this in the future. It will, above all, be a positive exercise – looking for examples (large and small) of the practical ways in which spiritual care is carried out in care homes.
The link to the online survey (at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XYJQ2CP) is being sent to all of Scotland’s 900 care homes. It is hoped that care home managers will be able to spare the time to complete the survey (which should take no more than 15 minutes to complete).
The survey is supported by a number of national bodies:
“Scottish Care warmly commends this work and encourages you to participate by completing the short questionnaire. Spiritual care lies at the heart of all good care home support.” (Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive, Scottish Care)
“The Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council support this important area of work, seeing spirituality as part of person centred care” (Care Inspectorate, Scottish Social Services Council)
For further information about the survey, contact Simon Jaquet (Director, Simon Jaquet Consultancy Services Ltd) at [email protected]