Recommendation ID

Developing a 'risk positive' approach in care homes:- What is the effectiveness and acceptability of different strategies to enable positive risk-taking in care homes?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- The Committee noted that people take informed risks as part of normal everyday life, but for older people who need support, their ability to take these risks can be limited. Helping older people exercise choice and control, therefore, relies on a 'risk positive' approach. The Committee identified a gap in the literature about what works well in care homes in this respect. Studies are needed to explore different types of approaches to managing risk in care homes, for example looking at:
- organisational, operational and individual-level approaches to risk-taking in care homes
- the views and experiences of people using care home services and their carers
- barriers and facilitators to risk-positive approaches in care homes.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Older people with social care needs and multiple long-term conditions
Date issued
November 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 30/11/2015