This Thursday we are excited to be travelling to London, to the offices of Care England, to join a steering group headed up by Julia Jones of ‘John’s Campaign’ which will focus on the importance of collaboration with families and loved ones in the care sector.
Joined by CQC and leading representatives of the sector, presentations and discussion will centre on what is already being achieved and what work can be done to take John’s Campaign’s ethos even further forward.
John’s Campaign was founded in 2014. Since then, overwhelming support has been shown from across the UK. Over 1000 wards, hospitals and other institutions have pledged their support. 58 MPs from across political parties signed an Early Day Motion in December 2014. Following this, the then PM, David Cameron, voiced support on the Andrew Marr show. A year later, NHS England officially endorsed the campaign, including it in their 2016/17 Commissioning for Quality and Innovation payment framework.
Apple House proudly adopted the core principles of John’s Campaign in 2017 and were commended for this by CQC as part of their inspection which led to a rating of our Hampshire care home, Summerwood, as ‘Outstanding,’ achieved by only 1% of care and nursing homes in the UK.
On Thursday we will be discussing how we greatly value the excellent inclusive relationships we work hard to establish and maintain with family and friends of people we support.
Our team extends beyond ourselves in reaching out to the people outside our organization for their ideas, input and involvement. We do this by whatever means are appropriate to the individual and can include social media, Skype, our Open-Door policy and regular face-to-face meetings.
— Jane Montrose, Managing Director, Apple House Care Homes.