Care home and residential

Care home staff member assisting patientIf you work with older people in the care home or supported housing profession, this page contains resources to help you in your role.

Our Social care professionals homepage lists services that you may find useful, and our Communication and environment section will help you produce accessible information and ensure your environment is accessible.

Seeing it from their side - A guide to recognising and supporting sight loss in your care home

This guide is designed to support people working with older people and people with learning difficulties living in care homes or supported living environments. It covers the causes of sight loss, how you can identify sight loss and good practice around guiding, care planning and communication and environmental design.

Top 10 tips for supporting residents with sight loss

Thomas Pocklington Trust have produced a factsheet which contains 10 tips for supporting residents with sight loss. The tips first appeared in My Home Life, a bulletin for care home staff focusing on residents with sight loss. Visit the My Home Life website for more information.

Reduce the risk of falls

We have put together some information on how older people with sight loss can reduce their risk of falling. The section includes a top 10 tips, information on putting together a fall prevention plan, and what to do if someone falls. Visit our Reduce your risk of falls section.