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Opening Doors: helping LGBTQ+ people negotiate ageing and care

Laura Benin and Martha Margetson of Opening Doors, a charity providing support for LGBTQ+ people over 50, explore the issues relevant to older LGBTQ+ people as they move into the care environment, and explain the invaluable benefits offered by their Pride in Care quality standard

What lies underfoot: flooring and sustainability

Sustainability has been embedded in the culture of flooring manufacturer Bona since its founding in 1919. Here, Rohit Sharma, resilient sales manager, shares his insight into going green from the ground up

Employing carers from overseas: what you need to know

Brexit has made it harder to recruit carers from outside the UK. Skylar McKeith, head of immigration at Mackrell.Solicitors, guides us through the new process

Fighting infection and isolation: the small household model

Liz Fuggle, design consultant at HammondCare, explains how a ‘cottage’ model of elderly care turned out to be a key ally in the fight against infection and isolation during the COVID pandemic

Care in 2022: An overview and what this means for funding

Jimmy Johns, director at Christie Finance, examines the pressures that care providers find themselves under, and discusses the implications for funding

Tanworth Court: where design meets the highest level of care

Marcus Spencer, technical director, and Tanya Jenkins, associate engineer, both of British consultancy ONE Creative Environments, and Tony Marinou, architect at Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, explain how an innovative and collaborative approach to sustainable design resulted in an award-winning dementia care facility

The Residential & Home Care Show 2022: Editor’s report

Returning after a three-year hiatus, 2022’s Residential & Home Care Show had a great deal to offer. The Care Home Environment editor Matt Seex was there on the opening day

COVER STORY: Data-driven and human-centric: Vayyar Care’s Greyt Revolution

Stuart Barclay, UK sales director of care home equipment supplier Vayyar Care, chairs a roundtable to explore key issues in the care technology space

Air conditioning: is there a place for AC in care homes?

Making sure that residents feel comfortable is of paramount importance to care home operators. A key aspect of this is getting the temperature right. Here, Phil Cunningham, head of air conditioning & refrigeration at equipment and servicing specialist JLA, tells us more.

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.

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Upcoming Events

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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