An overview report of meaningful activity in 13 care and nursing homes for older people in Worcestershire

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Worcestershire carried out Enter and view visits to 13 care and nursing home settings for older people in 2015 to look at how residents in these settings are being provided with meaningful activities that support their health and well-being. The aim of the Report was to maximise the impact of their visits and raise awareness of their work on meaningful activity to both commissioners & providers, in order to influence practice and improve resident’s experience. The visits were followed up with a postal survey in 2016 to all the settings that were visited to understand their experience of the Enter & View process, and to ask about the impact that the visits had on meaningful activity in the home. The Survey indicates that the majority of managers of the settings that were visited were satisfied with the Enter and View visits and the reporting of them. The managers have implemented the recommendations and are satisfied that the visits made a difference to meaningful activity in the home.

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General details

Report title 
An overview report of meaningful activity in 13 care and nursing homes for older people in Worcestershire
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Worcestershire
Date of publication 
Wednesday, 1 March, 2017
Type of report 
Enter and view
Key themes 
Building and facilities
Communication between staff and patients
Consent to care and treatment
Health and safety
Information providing
Quality of care
Quality of staffing
Service delivery organisation and staffing
Staff attitudes
Other information of note about this report 
Meaningful Activities
Activity Coordinator
Good Practice
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Not known
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? 
Not Known

Details of health and care services included in the report

Social care services 
Adult social care
Assisted living
Nursing care home
Residential care home

Details of people who shared their views

Age group 
All people 18 and over
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
All care professionals
Service manager
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Yes action has been taken or promised
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.