Sally Nieman is a qualified social worker with experience in adult social care local authority settings. She is also an independent Best Interests Assessor. She works part-time for the London Borough of Camden as the adults’ social work education lead. She is also funded by the NIHR SSCR as a Capacity Building Fellow. She is currently undertaking her Professional Doctorate in Social Work at the University of East London: her research study is exploring the social work role with older people in care homes.
There are more than 400,000 older people living in care homes in the United Kingdom (UK) and around 80% of those people are likely to have dementia (SCIE, 2020). Care homes can be funded by the local authority, the National Health Service (NHS) or privately: it is estimated that around 40% of residents in care [read the full story…]