Summary of report contentDuring 2015 Healthwatch Worcestershire (HWW) carried out Enter and View visits on approximately 10% of care settings for older people in the county in order to see how residents are provided with meaningful activity to support health and wellbeing. (meaningful activity is defined as engaging our time, attention, environment). The aim was to maximise the impact of visits and raise awareness of HWW’s work on meaningful activity to both commissioners and providers in order to influence practice and improve residents’ experience. Announced visits to homes were chosen on the basis of a geographical spread, a mix of large and small home and providers and those which provide nursing care and those which don’t. The size of teams varied according to the circumstances of each home. Observations were recorded and a report was sent to each home subsequently and included recommendations based on the Residential Dementia Care standard. A checklist for settings to consider regarding meaningful activity was developed to help providers consider what they are doing and to enhance the experience of people living in the homes. A postal survey in 2016 followed up asking about the impact that the visits had had. The majority of managers implemented recommendations from the previous year’s visits and were satisfied that the visits made a difference to meaningful activity in the home.
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Enter and view: Overview Report Meaningful activities
Date of publication
Thursday, 30 March, 2017
Date evidence capture began
Monday, 12 December, 2016
Date evidence capture finished
Monday, 12 December, 2016
Type of report
Enter and view
Other information of note about this report
Healthwatch reference number
Primary research method used
How was the information collected?
Visit to provider
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced?
Types of long term conditions
Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
What type of pregnancy or maternity themes are included in the report
Does the information include public's views?
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views?
Does the information include staff's views?
Types of health and care professionals engaged
Care / support workers
Does the information include other people's views?
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views?
Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report?
Is there evidence of impact in the report?
Is there evidence of impact external to the report?