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Hallmark’s Head of Relationship Centred Care to speak at virtual book launch

30 September 2020

Hallmark’s Head of Relationship Centred Care to speak at virtual book launch

Hallmark Care Homes’ Head of Relationship Centred Care, April Dobson will speak at a virtual book launch on Thursday 22nd October.

The free event which will commence at 4pm will promote the new Routledge book ‘Making Relational Care Work for Older People: Exploring innovation and best practice in everyday life’ written by Jenny Kartupelis.

The book is aimed at care workers, managers, students in the care sector, those involved in policy and planning; and most importantly people planning for their older age and their relatives.

It is based on 150 in-depth interviews over a period of five years, with older people, carers, community project and care home managers and owners around the UK, and offers insights into what most matters in helping people achieve greater emotional and physical wellbeing.

The author’s critical proposal is that contentment, purpose and meaning in life are promoted by networks of two-way relationships based on mutual knowledge and trust. The author not only substantiates her observations with evidence of outcomes drawn from material provided by numerous community and residential projects; she also gives a wealth of practical suggestions ranging from subtle changes to the environment through to complete revision of the philosophy of care.

The virtual event will feature several guest speakers from a variety of providers featured in the book, including our Head of Relationship Centred Care April Dobson and Richard Virr, Director of Development at The Abbeyfield Society.

To see the full agenda and RSVP click here.

To see the content and purchase the book which will be available from 7th October click here.

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