About us - Teaching Care Homes

About us

Teaching Care Homes (TCH) supports residential care facilities to boost standards, tackle challenges and embrace innovative new opportunities.


We’re a learning model developed by the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership (GMHSC), the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Skills For Care, working in partnership with care homes and universities.

TCH aims to create a collaborative culture for continuous education and training, as well as research to inform improvement. We’ve started with 17 residential and nursing facilities within Greater Manchester during 2019 and 2020, then will share our approach with up to 500 care homes in the region, over the next few years. Take a look at our news to discover more about our journey so far and what we’ve been up to recently.


At each care home, we determine what support is needed to improve staff skills, overcome recruitment difficulties, apply best practice guidelines and introduce new ideas.

Our priorities are to:

  • Provide best practice networks, development opportunities and resources for care home staff
  • Improve engagement with new technologies in care homes
  • Engage care home residents with the wider population, especially on a local basis
  • Create a more positive perception of care homes as places to live and work, as part of the local community
  • Provide support networks and access to resources for care home residents
  • Provide support networks and access to resources for the families and friends of residents

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