17 Feb Trust participates in National Standards scheme.
The Trust is proud to announce that its residential home has been invited to take part in the National Gold Standards Framework for Care Homes (GSFCH).
This programme, recommended in the Government’s End of Life Care Strategy, aims to improve the quality of care for those in the last years of their life.
The Trust’s Residential Home manager, Diane Smith said ‘We are delighted to have been accepted for this Standard, the Home has already achieved and maintained its three star rating with CSCI (Commission for Social Care Inspection) and this will further enhance the quality of care we provide and the reputation of the Home in the Barnet area.’
In order to achieve this the Home must undertake the full GSFCH training programme over 9 months, have it embedded in the Home for at least 6 months, and then undertake a rigorous accreditation process.
Baroness Neuberger, author of ‘Not Dead Yet: A Manifesto for Old Age’ said the Gold Standards Framework was at the forefront of efforts to engineer a cultural change that allows older people to have the care, the honesty and the kindness they have every right to expect at the end of their lives.
More information on the Gold Standards Framework can be found at www.goldstandardsframework.nhs.uk