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Margaret Butterworth Care Home Forum

Discussing dementia care

Welcome to the Margaret Butterworth Care Home Forum.

MBCHF is a forum for discussion and learning focused on dementia care in communal settings such as nursing homes, care homes and extra care housing.

The Forum, which is named after a passionate and innovative dementia campaigner, provides an opportunity for staff, carers and others with an interest in this area to gather and discuss means of improving the quality of care and life for people with dementia living in care homes.

Forum meetings

We meet on four Wednesday afternoons a year, between 2pm – 4.30pm, at King’s College London, usually on the Waterloo CampusMeetings are free to attend and open to all. Certificates of attendance are available.

Forum meetings are usually structured around three talks by invited speakers and typically attract upwards of 30 attendees. There is a break for tea and coffee.

See our past meetings pages.

Care home study: Jan - Oct 2021

Forum members may be interested in a study being led by Kritika Samsi: The other keyworkers in care homes: implications of including domestic staff in social care workforce strategies and practices relating to COVID-19 recovery


Next meeting

We have decided to cancel the February 2021 meeting of the Margaret Butterworth Care Home Forum. We look forward to welcoming you to the next meeting in June 2021. We hope you are all keeping well and safe.

Forum meetings in 2021

The 2021 schedule is being finalised. The first meeting of the Forum is slated for June 2021 (the February 2021 meeting having been cancelled).

Getting in touch

The Margaret Butterworth Care Home Forum is jointly co-ordinated by Dr Jennifer Wenborn of University College London and Dr Kritika Samsi of the NIHR Health & Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King's College London.

We are always looking for people who would like to report the results of their project, service development or research. If you have a suggestion for a topic at a future meeting please contact Jennifer or Kritika.

If you would like to be on the Forum emailing list to be kept up to date with details of forthcoming meetings please contact: (Our Privacy Notice)

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