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A breath of fresh air: the rising importance of outdoor spaces

Sensory Trust’s Wendy Brewin, project manager, and Claire Francis, commercial manager, on the value outdoor spaces bring to every step of the care journey, and why clean air is key

Art not just for art’s sake: the life-enhancing benefits of arts therapy

Arts therapy can have a profound impact on quality of life for care home residents. Daniel Thomas, managing director at Chroma Therapies, tells us more

Opening doors: making the most of Care Home Open Week

Care Home Open Week takes place on 27 June to 3 July. Here, Rebecca Woolley, director of organisers Championing Social Care, explains why it is a perfect opportunity to showcase care home environments while engaging the local community

Implementing person-centred care for people living with dementia

Julie Booth, head of quality at Exemplar Health Care, a leading provider of specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs, discusses how to foster a person-centred culture for dementia care

Dementia: the process of getting a diagnosis

Every three minutes someone develops dementia, but right now there are thousands of people who are in the dark about their condition – they may not know what signs to spot, are in denial, or just too afraid to visit their GP.

Dementia myth busters

Many myths and half-truths surround dementia, and sometimes it’s hard to cut through the noise to find sensible and useful information. Here, Alzheimer’s Society’s head of knowledge Tim Beanland dispels some common preconceptions.

Investor relationships - not just another brick in the wall

Duncan Leitch, senior director of healthcare real estate in the health and social care team at Virgin Money, explains the importance of investor/operator relationships in the social care sector

Facing the future of care: spring conference report

Care England held its Facing the future conference in London in March, boasting no less than the secretary of state as speaker. The King’s Fund’s Future of care event the following week hosted the minister of state for care and mental health. The Care Home Environment editor Matt Seex attended both events

Foreign ownership of care homes: a new register

Tom Lumsden, a partner at Royal Tunbridge Wells solicitors CooperBurnett LLP, looks at how a new land ownership register could impact care home owners and potential buyers

The future of dementia care in a post-pandemic world

The impact of the COVID pandemic has highlighted the challenges inherent in dementia provision. Tanya Clover, head of dementia and personalisation at Porthaven Care Homes Group, looks at some key issues.

Worried about costly food waste? Take a breath – and chill

The cost-of-living crisis is biting hard, with prices rising across the board. From increasing fuel and electricity prices to spiralling wholesale food costs, care home operators are feeling the pinch like never before.

The CQC’s new system of regulation: no more Mum Test?

The way that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspects and regulates services is changing. Mei-Ling Huang, partner in the social care team at Royds Withy King, gives us her view on the proposed changes.

What happens to our beliefs and values if we are diagnosed with dementia?

Living with dementia should never mean having to compromise on those beliefs and values that define who we are.

Shining a light on care home environments

When it comes to designing care home environments, new research by Circadacare shows that providers must pay attention to lighting, and how it can affect their residents.

Dementia: the refreshing benefits of hydration

Dementia need not be an ‘inevitable’ by-product of old age. In fact, there are simple steps we can all take to combat its onset.

Is it curtains for uncomfortable rooms?

With energy bills skyrocketing, managing the temperature of a home in a cost-efficient manner has never been more important.

You’re not fired – the advantages of apprenticeships

As this year’s National Careers Week draws to a close, Kirsty Simmonds, Adult Health & Social Care Lead at Connect2Care, explores the value of apprenticeships in attracting and retaining staff.

A new dawn for dementia environments

Interiors by New Dawn, which has a wealth of experience in designing dementia-friendly environments - from extra care schemes and social housing to care homes and retirement schemes - outlines its approach to designing a dementia-friendly environment for the over 55’s.

Tips for making birdwatching accessible to care home residents

Wildlife expert and director of natural food supplier Ark Wildlife Sean McMenemy gives his top tips for embracing the benefits of birdwatching for care home residents and adapting the activity for different accessibility needs

Why more social care workers should draw upon their own vulnerability and creativity

To mark You Can Care Week running from 22 February to 27 February, Mike Phillips of social care development outfit Meaningful Care Matters explains care staff creativity to support others can be unleashed.

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Upcoming Events

NASHiCS - Summer Seminar for Safety & Health in Care Services

The Incora Pavillion, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, County Ground, Nottingham Road, Derby DE21 6DA
Tuesday 14th June 2022

Care & Occupational Therapy Show 2022

Westpoint Arena, Exeter
Tuesday 21st June 2022

UK Care Week

NEC, Birmingham
6th - 7th July 2022

The Care Show 2022

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Wednesday 12th October - Thursday 13th October 202

Care Roadshows - London

Epsom Downs Racecourse,
18th October 2022

Care Roadshows - Cardiff

Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
15th November 2022

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