The effect of a leadership support programme on care home managers
Evidence & Practice    

The effect of a leadership support programme on care home managers

Sarah Penney Teaching and research fellow, school of nursing, Ulster University, Northern Ireland
Assumpta Ryan Professor of ageing and health, school of nursing, Ulster University, Northern Ireland
Aim

To explore the effect of the My Home Life 12-month leadership support programme on care home managers’ leadership skills and professional development, and their relationships with staff, residents and relatives.

Method

A qualitative study of 15 care home managers was undertaken, using focus groups to explore the study’s aims and objectives. Data were analysed using Colaizzi's phenomenological method.

Findings

The leadership support programme enabled managers to develop their leadership skills, which had a positive effect for them and for their relationships with staff, residents and relatives.

Conclusion

Participation in the programme enabled managers to make real practice development improvements with meaningful effect for residents.

Nursing Older People. doi: 10.7748/nop.2018.e979

Correspondence

s.penney@ulster.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 10 July 2017

Accepted: 04 October 2017

Published online: 29 January 2018