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Supporting our members who work in care homes

Supporting our members who work in care homes

The RCN is committed to supporting our members who work in care homes. On this page you can find information and resources to assist you in providing high quality care to residents.


This care home open week, the Royal College of Nursing is championing the critical role fulfilled by care home nursing staff.

Read three blogs from RCN members:

Watch our two short videos where Abi Kleboe (Information Specialist) talks about our excellent range of library support we offer for our members who work in social care settings.

Care Homes Subject Guide

A Case of Memories

Online training opportunities

We offer a range of free learning sessions for care homes and topics include accountability & delegation, record keeping, social media, dignity and dementia.  Contact us to find out more on

Learning resources

Designed to support your practice and accessible at any time.
Care Home Journey

Care home journey

An online resource to support nursing care in older peoples care homes. It allows you to follow a resident’s care home journey through from pre-admission to end of life, meeting learning needs and seek clinical inspiration.

Care homes subject guide

Use this RCN Libraries guide to find information resources about care homes, nursing homes and residential care for older people including books, reports and journal articles.
Professional and Clinical Resources for Older People

Professional and clinical resources for older people

Caring for older people with a diverse set of needs requires diverse expertise. Within our clinical topic on older people, you will find resources and guidance on the key issues related to the care of older people, including delirium, falls, frailty and mental health. 

Medicines optimisation in care homes

Information for Care Home providers, managers and staff about the policy and procedure for the administration of medicines.

Nursing support workers learning and development

We provide a range of tailored learning options for nursing support workers (including carers, care assistants and senior carers) working in all settings in health & social care

We Care Logo

Peer support and networking

Opportunities to connect with other nursing staff working in care homes across the UK. 
Care Homes Network

Care home network

The Care Home Network provides RCN members with a supportive environment to share best practice, offer solutions and help improve care in nursing homes during the COVID-19 crisis. It’s open to RCN members who provide nursing care in homes for the entire age range, across all clinical needs.

NSW Facebook group

Join our Facebook group for NSW members working in Scotland.

Here you can share ideas with other NSWs and stay up to date with new RCN Scotland developments. Visit facebook to request to join.

Older People’s Forum

Older people’s forum

Representing RCN members with an interest in the health care of older people. You can find out more about their projects and become involved in tackling issues around older people's nursing including current work to raise awareness of delirium and encourage all members of the nursing profession to become delirium champions.

Independent health and social care sector strategy

In 2019, the RCN Council committed to developing a strategy for our members in the independent health and social care sector. Find out more about this work and read the RCN transformational plan.

Get Involved

Share your experiences with us

In these extraordinary times we want to hear your story wherever you are working - in our communities, care homes or hospitals.

We will use what you share anonymously to inform our work to support our members and to influence decision makers on your behalf.
Share your story

A national care service for Scotland

We continue to prioritise and influence the shaping of a National Care Service. Register your interest in keeping up to date with our work in this area, be the first to hear about opportunities to get involved  and make your voice heard

Social Care

Page last updated - 27/06/2022