FoNS is an independent organisation working across health and social care, supporting nursing and other health and social care staff to develop safe, effective and caring workplace cultures, with the aim of improving the care experience for all.
Teaching Care Homes https://www.fons.org/programmes/teaching-care-homes, now in its third year, aims to develop a network of care homes that:
· Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to person-centred care and ways of working, which will be experienced by all who live, die, visit and work in the home
· Are centres for learning, practice development and research, actively engaging with staff, students, residents and the community
· Have strong working relationships with academic and education providers and are a resource for other care homes
This aim was developed in recognition of the issues of recruitment and retention of both registered nurses and carers, attempting to raise the profile of long term social care as an exciting, rewarding and forward thinking career choice.