The importance of online learning during the pandemic

The pandemic has led to an explosion in online learning in recent months. Here, Sophie Hammond, short course manager at e-learning provider Laser Systems explains what is on offer for professional development in the social care sector.

Clean indoor air – the key to improving health outcomes

Naeem Walji, principal at clean air technology distributors 4th Wave Technology, discusses how prioritising clean air within care homes can improve the life expectancy and quality of life of residents, as well as mitigating the spread of coronavirus.

Senior but not heard

Pozzoni Architecture associate Ian Mellor discusses priorities for later living providers in delivering safe and comfortable environments in which to enjoy the ‘third age’.

How the care sector can best plan for the future

Stuart Evans, partner and head of commercial litigation at law firm BLM, outlines the key issues for care homes to plan for growth amid the impact of Covid-19.

Why CCTV is the care home’s friend

Lesa McAnulty, chief operating officer of the Ardale and Marbrook homes in eastern England, explains why it has adopted the usage of CCTV and outlines how the judicious use of it can enhance the quality of care of residents

Ideal Academy: turning care into a career

Leeds-based Ideal Carehomes offers residential care across 22 homes throughout Yorkshire, the Northwest and the Midlands, employing over 1,000 people.

What’s next? Interior design in the Covid context

Care home interior design expert Jacqui Smith, director of Sussex-based consultancy HomeSmiths, explores how Covid-19 may change the look and feel of residential care properties

The rough guide to building a retirement community

Legal & General’s later living business Inspired Villages has six operational retirement communities, and a further 14 sites in various stages of planning and construction. Neal Dale presents a guide to designing high quality retirement villages.

Covid-19: To visit or not to visit?

Tom Lumsden, a partner at Tunbridge Wells-based solicitors CooperBurnett LLP, takes a legal look at care home visitor guidance in light of the Covid-19 pandemic

Making social care fit for the future

Professor Martin Green OBE is chief executive of Care England. Here, in conversation with The Care Home Environment editor Tim Probert, Martin critiques the state of UK social care and suggests a better way forward

Helping care homes to achieve digital transformation

The renowned Askham Village Community in Cambridgeshire used lockdown to upgrade its paper-based internal staff management system to a fully digital one. Digital HR rota system provider Alpaka explains all.

Life in a care home during a pandemic

Kent care provider Excelcare takes a look at the lessons learned by staff at its Etheldred House care home in Cambridge, with top tips for maintaining morale and supporting people during lockdown.

Turn it down!

Thursday 5 November marks the start of a noise awareness campaign by Hallmark Care Homes. April Dobson, the provider’s head of relationship-centred care, explains all.

How the pandemic is motivating change in telecare

With greater demands for technology-enabled care (TEC) services, organisations across the sector are having to adapt quickly. James Murray of SECOM CareTech explains how telecare businesses are responding to the crisis.

Designing for dementia: it’s all about perspective

Care Home Interiors managing director Kerry Southern-Reason explains why sophistication in design is not just for those deemed as having normal cognitive function.

Hot water temperature accurate as thermal disinfectant

The effects of temperature accurate DHW on energy and its properties as a thermal disinfectant within a high volume/ commercial laundry setting CPD.

You are what you eat

St Albans charity Abbeyfield, which provides residential care and supported living for older people and those with dementia and its associated conditions, explores what care homes need to consider when it comes to feeding their residents.

Removing the social care sticking plaster for good

Helen Dempster, founder of smart monitoring and alerting system provider Karantis360, explores how investing in technology can provide a solid foundation for transforming the delivery of social care through a more joined-up and holistic approach.

Grenfell three years on: care home implications

Tom Lumsden, a partner at Kent-based solicitors CooperBurnett LLP, takes a look at how, care home owners could be impacted by the use of any unsafe cladding on their buildings post-Grenfell

Being more Tigger and less Eeyore post-Covid

Ed Watkinson, a former care home inspector who consults for Quality Compliance Systems, maps out an upbeat post-Covid path for care providers