News & Views from the Forum

Osborne Grove

HO50s Forum is urging Haringey Council to re-consider their decision to close Osborne Grove Nursing Home as the last remaining facility of its kind in the borough and which could also sustain much-needed care and respite or recovery functions alongside keeping nursing beds. We await their response and will keep members updated.

Home Support Redesign

Council officers held a co-design session for Home Support Redesign in July of last year which some members attended and found interesting.  A workshop is now being organised to follow this up next month. The purpose of the session will be to re-cap on the work with the design council and previous co-design sessions; and then to look at the detail of the design and the process of contract award. This is a great opportunity for members to contribute to and influence the future tender specification. Details are as follows:

Date:   12th March

Time:   3.00om-5.00pm

Venue: to be confirmed

All members welcome. Please contact Becky Cribb if you would like to attend at:

Do you have personal experience of care homes in Haringey?

If you live in a care or nursing home in Haringey, or have a friend or relative who does, we need your help. Healthwatch Haringey are planning to visit a number of care homes in 2018 to look at the experiences of residents. Our focus will be on how staff in the homes support residents to have a sense of purpose and identity in their daily lives, but we will also look at other aspects of life and care in the homes during our visits. We would like to hear ideas from residents and their families about what questions we should be asking. We want to know: • What makes the difference between good and bad quality of life for somebody living in a care home? • What standards should all care homes in Haringey be aiming for? • Are there any issues that you are concerned about? If you would be willing to share your views, please contact our Engagement Manager Jo Salter on or call 020 8888 0579.

Haringey Care Directory 2018

Looking for a care home or agency in Haringey?

Request your free copy of the Haringey Care Directory 2018.

Healthwatch Haringey have free copies available of the Haringey Care Directory 2018, containing details of all care homes and agencies in Haringey and the Haringey area, including:

•    Care homes for older people

•    Homes for people with learning disabilities

•    Home for people with poor mental health

•    Care homes with nursing

•    Homecare agencies

The directory also contains useful information on getting a care assessment, paying for care, choosing a care home and complaints about care.

The Haringey Care Directory is produced by the independent company London Care Directories.

If you would like Healthwatch Haringey to post a copy to you for free, please send an e-mail to or call 020 8888 0579.