About the Register
What is the Eden Alternative UK Register?
The Register is for homes that have made a public commitment to strive for the principles and practices of the Eden Alternative. It is not part of the regulatory system or any other quality mark.
Residents and their families seeking accommodation must still make every effort to ensure that their needs can be met by the organisation and work hard to build a relationship with the staff of the home.
Please understand that the Eden Alternative has no operational control over any long-term care facility. Our role is primarily to provide education and support, not monitoring.
We feel it is important, however, to honour those who make a commitment to strive for a community that supports the growth of all who live and work there. Registration is for a two year period, after which the registration process, including a visit to the home, is repeated.
Adopting and fully embedding the the Eden philosophy as the foundation for care and the basis on which to build other good practice is proving to be successful in gaining high CQC ratings and Eden is being cited in many CQC and CCIW (Wales) reports for homes on the Eden Register.
Why do we need an Eden Alternative Register?
As a way of recognising those who undertake the hard work of transforming their institutions into warm and loving places to live and work.
We want others to know about these homes that are creating a place where life is worth living and where people want to work.
Similarly, organisations and homes that have made the investment and commitment to the Eden Alternative want to be able to tell the world and differentiate themselves from others who have not made a similar commitment to changing the culture in their homes.
What is the value of the Eden Alternative Registry?
First and foremost, belonging to the Registry allows a home to use the Eden Alternative name and logo in their promotional material. Eden Alternative is becoming a highly recognisable care philosophy. Google the term Eden Alternative and you will get millions of hits. It also receives thousands of references in the media each year. Worldwide the Eden Alternative is established in most States of the USA, Canada, UK and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and South Africa
Eden UK gets calls and emails from healthcare professionals wanting to relocate to an Edenising organisation and family members looking for a place for their loved ones. We also regularly receive invitations from conference organisers requesting a presentation on the Eden Alternative care philosophy. The Eden Alternative name alone carries great value for a home, which also receives with its registration:
- An 'Eden Tree' plaque and a certificate to display as long as the home remains on the Register.
- Listing on the Eden Alternative UK website and a link to the home's website.
- Authority to use the Eden Alternative trademarked name and logo in your promotional material.
- Access to the Eden network of homes around the world to share stories, ideas and information.
- Free access to Eden Registry webinars.
- Access to the Eden Home Office and Mentors to assist you with your journey.
- Access to the Registered Homes only area of the Eden USA website, which includes various resources including Warmth and Wellbeing surveys.