Where support from Garden Designers, or other outside specialists, is required this tool guides the care setting and the specialists on the most appropriate interventions based on where the current care culture and abilities of a setting are and enables future changes as practices evolve. This new approach of working between Care Settings and Outside specialists, called ‘Relationship-Centred Design’, is explained.
The Map and Handbook are beautifully illustrated and are easy to follow by care staff of all levels as well as being able to be used by Managers as a strategic and monitoring tool during a culture change journey. It can be used alongside existing models of culture change helping to make visual the journey as it unfolds and enabling the next steps to be explained in an engaging and practical way.
The authors have captured the key obstacles and solutions to enabling residents in care to engage with the outside more through their observations and analysis during their research. Their aim is to inspire, and encourage progress to person-centred care and beyond, with appropriate support from experts where needed so that the outside space becomes an increasingly valued and cherished part of the overall care setting.
* *The Handbook is provided free with the Map. The Map is not available without the Handbook. For additional copies of the Handbook, please contact Mark or Debbie at: firstname.lastname@example.org