We hosted the Independent Age evaluation meeting

On Friday 24 March Healthwatch Camden jointly hosted a round table discussion to evaluate the work we’ve been doing on residential care homes for older people in partnership with the national charity for older people – Independent Age.

We already blogged that Healthwatch Camden volunteers visited every residential care home in Camden to talk to residents, relatives and staff. See what we did and why in this blog post.

This time we got together with experts on the subject including – the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Camden Council officers and Councillors, academics, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Age-UK, Ageing Better in Camden as well as colleagues from Healthwatch England.

We talked about the new set of care home quality indicators that Healthwatch Camden helped to develop and test. We also explored the potential for this work to be implemented more widely in the future. This includes in other parts of England through the local Healthwatch network which exists all over the country.

We published seven reports on care homes in Camden. You can see them in the ‘reports’ section of our website.

The evaluation report and the final ‘care home quality indicators’ are now featured on the Independent Age website.

If you want to find out more about our research and reports contact anna.wright@healthwatchcamden.co.uk