The role of ‘track and trace’ location technology in care homes

Gary Woods, director of operations for Eclipse Nursecall Systems, explains how location technology is helping care operators manage staff more effectively to deliver personalised care.

Why care homes should adapt to digital food safety

Victoria Biddle, senior environmental health consultant at Navitas Safety, examines the impact of Covid on food safety in care homes and explains why providers should adapt by using digital systems.

Reviewing building safety in specialised housing

Karen Trigg of Allegion UK highlights the steps for decision-makers must take to keep occupants in sheltered, extra care or supported housing safe and secure.

Isolation and loneliness – the ignored epidemics

Shainoor Khoja, chief executive and founder of Thrive-Community, a digital platform that aims to keep older adults in the UK connected and engaged with others, outlines the role technology can play in overcoming isolation and loneliness.

Health reform White Paper offers little for social care

Mei-Ling Huang, partner of specialist law firm Royds Withy King, examines the implications for the social care sector of the government’s health reform White Paper published this month.

Make social care the driver for the post-Covid boom

Stephen Wilson, chief executive of care workforce software provider Netli, explains how social care can be a key sector to support the economic recovery of the nation.

How a care apprentice earned her stripes

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, Mollie Whichello of Qube Learning explains how the recruitment and training solutions provider supported a care worker to succeed in her new profession and make a difference to people’s lives.

We have no Plan(et) B

Chris Goggin, operations director of hot water heating unit outfit Rinnai UK, looks at future energy sources with an appraisal of the use of hydrogen and the requirement for sustainable, affordable, industrial and domestic energy consumption.

Vaccination and visitation in care settings

Vanessa Latham, partner and employment law expert at BLM, discusses the rules on vaccination and visitation for care providers.

How will ‘Long Covid’ impact the care sector and potential claims?

With our understanding of the long-term health effects of Covid-19 still developing, Claire Lawlor, partner at BLM and specialist in occupational disease, explores its potential impact on care organisations from a claims perspective.

Care home acquisitions in the Covid era

Jimmy Johns, associate director at specialist commercial broker Christie Finance, looks at the impact of Covid-19 on the availability of funding within the care sector.

A ‘bright line’ for care homes

Tom Lumsden, a partner at solicitors CooperBurnett LLP in Tunbridge Wells in Kent, looks at a recent Supreme Court decision that might affect care home providers who offer accommodation to particular groups

Taking the care home environment to the next level

Avnish Goyal is chairman of Hallmark Care Homes and chief executive of care home builder Savista Developments and retirement village developer Santhem Residences.

Big Garden Birdwatch 2021: why care homes should get involved

Ahead of the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch on 29-31 January, Leah Godfrey, a digital public relations executive with Distinctly, offers some top tips for birdwatching in a care setting.

Top ten tips for tackling infection prevention

The professional division of Miele has produced a full hygiene guide to help businesses navigate the increasingly challenging landscape around infection prevention and control.

Contact with relatives in care homes during lockdown

Sophie Maloney, a solicitor in the Court of Protection and community care department at national law firm Stephensons, looks at how the latest national lockdown legislation impacts care home visits.

Three factors that will shape social care in 2021

2020 was one of the most traumatic years for the social care sector in living memory.

Catering in a care home: The importance of nutrition at Christmas

Nellsar Care Group’s head of catering services Adrian Silaghi and nutrition and wellness manager Leni Wood discuss the family-run group’s catering plans over Christmas for its 13 homes across Kent, Surrey and Essex.

Best practice for using agency staff this winter

Amber Ainsworth, communications manager at online recruitment solution provider Florence, discusses what care homes should consider when using agency staff this winter.

Can care home staff be compelled to be vaccinated?

Toyah Marshall, principal employment law adviser and solicitor at Ellis Whitam, explores the legal ins and outs of the Covid vaccine for care home staff.