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John's Campaign

John’s Campaign was founded in November 2014 by Nicci Gerrard and Julia Jones. Behind its simple statement of purpose lies the belief that carers should not just be allowed but should be welcomed, and that a collaboration between the patients and all connected with them is crucial to their health and their well-being. John’s Campaign applies to all hospital settings: acute, community, mental health and its principles could extend to all other caring institutions where people are living away from those closest to them. In the time since the campaign was founded, over 1000 institutions have pledged support and a lot of progress has been made - but there is a lot yet to be done.

On this site you will find the history of John’s Campaign, the voices of some of those who have provided its inspiration and support, and the organizations with whom John’s Campaign has worked in partnership.

Our participants page lists every UK trust and health board, both those who have signed and those who have not yet done so. Increasingly it will also list the residential home providers who chose to make their welcome to families explicit by joining our campaign.

You can read the pledges of those who have and see examples of their good practice. We collect useful resources and have implementation advice for those turning our principles into practice.