Application Information

The Teaching Care Homes programme 2019-2020 is now open for applications

This year, the focus of the programme will be on enhancing cross-system partnership working (e.g. care home/acute sector services; care home/university; care home/GP practice etc.). The partnerships should intend to develop and strengthen cross-system relationships by working together towards developing and achieving shared outcomes. Applications are welcome from homes providing care to persons of all ages including those caring for people with learning disabilities, neurological conditions etc

Are you interested?

We will be recruiting five care homes who can:

  • Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the development of person-centred care and ways of working; engagement in learning, practice development and research; strong working relationships with academic and education providers; and a desire to be a resource for other care homes
  • Have identified an aspect of cross-sector partnership working that they would like to enhance and can demonstrate that they have begun to establish relationships with the relevant partner(s)
  • This programme is currently available only in England

Each home will select a small team (3-5 persons) to lead this work and participate in the programme. This should include the home manager, another member of the care home staff, and the participating individual(s) from the partner organisation.

What does the programme involve?

The successful teams will:

  • Participate in a development and support programme (six workshop days) to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of the cross-system working
  • Network and share with the existing homes on the TCH programme
  • Commit to the wider sharing of their learning and experience e.g. host local events, present at conferences, contribute to articles etc.

Are you still interested? What next?

If you think that you would be interested in applying, now is the time to:

  • Find out more about the programme. Visit the 'about' page and read the draft Vision (Sept 2018)
  • Start to have conversations with relevant partners
  • Discuss your ideas with the senior leadership/management team in your organisation as you will need to be able to demonstrate that you have the full support of your organisation (and the partner organisation) in your application
  • Download the application pack here and once complete, email it to [email protected] by 5pm on Tuesday 11th December 2018