ERIC Number: EJ899961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
"I Throw Myself into Everything--We All Do"
Adults Learning, v21 n8 p24-25 Apr 2010
As part of its "Learning Revolution" plan for informal adult learning, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills asked NIACE to write guidance materials for managers of care homes about the impact learning is having--in the care homes that provide activities--on the residents and the staff. It became clear in the course of the project that, given its clear and often transformational benefits, learning should be made available in every care setting in the country. Nowhere is this better illustrated than at Tansley House Care Home near Matlock in Derbyshire. This article accounts the author's visit to Tansley House Care Home to see firsthand the remarkable impact learning can have on the lives of people living in care settings and on the staff who work with them. What has happened there over the past few years has revolutionised the lives of residents, and transformed the business, boosting staff morale and resulting in significant savings--all that through learning activities such as arts and crafts, photography, metalwork, chair-based exercises, textiles and gardening.
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Informal Education, Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Residential Institutions, Lifelong Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom