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RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

Delegating healthcare to care staff: how does it work?

Oonagh Smyth, CEO of Skills for Care, along with Deborah Sturdy, chief nurse for adult social care, and Melanie Weatherley, director of Walnut Care, discuss what the delegation of healthcare activities means, how it works, and who it can help

How Bowgreave Rise keeps residents HAPPI

Rebecca Stuart-Jack, marketing assistant at architects PRP, discusses the design ethos and construction process behind a new £6m care home project in Lancashire

Luxury care in Bath: Hallmark takes the plunge

The Care Home Environment editor Matt Seex visited Hallmark Luxury Care Homes’ Midford Manor in historic Bath, Somerset, to learn about the importance the award-winning provider places on forging strong, lasting links with the local community, and to take an in-depth tour of this stunning new home

COVER STORY: The Love Laundry Awards: a new cycle begins

This year will see the launch of WASHCO’s fourth Love Laundry Awards. WASHCO, a national supplier of commercial laundry equipment and service, created the awards in 2021 to celebrate the work that care home laundry teams had carried out during the pandemic. Emily Stoten, who created the awards, looks back at what they have learnt about the amazing laundry teams WASHCO works with.

Legionella control: the caring approach

Legionella monitoring is a critical aspect of safety and maintenance, with many residents falling into the classification of those most vulnerable to these potentially lethal bacteria. However, it is equally essential not to disrupt the lives of vulnerable residents. David Randlesome, Swiftclean’s national sales manager, Legionella services, explains what you need to do to comply with your legal duties

Openings and closures: examining the current trends

Mike Short, founder of CSI Market Intelligence, discusses current trends in care home openings and closures, and their likely impact on the sector over the next decade

A vision of exceptional care: the Boutique approach

This year marks a significant milestone for Boutique Care Homes – it has been five years since the small, family-run care provider opened its first home, The Burlington, in Shepperton, Surrey. Founder and managing director Ameet Kotecha looks back at Boutique’s journey so far

Employment law matters in the care industry

Natasha Smith, a senior associate at CooperBurnett LLP, provides an update on changes 
in employment law

Rise of the robots

As the population ages and staff shortages continue to bite, will robots be the future for the care home sector? Liam Mynes, healthcare segment manager at Tork manufacturer Essity, looks at various developments in this area and considers how robots – and technology in 
general – can make a positive contribution to the care home environment

COVER STORY: Standing tall for 40 years: a unique family agency business

With over forty years’ experience in care sector real estate, Lamont Johnson managing director & founding principal Grayson Taylor explains why, while other agents may come and go, Lamont Johnson is here to stay.

Never mind the gap: the case for intergenerational living

Belong Chester is the first care village in the UK to incorporate a fully integrated research nursery, where children and residents come together on a daily basis to have fun learning and playing together. 
Susan Goldsmith, chief operating officer at Belong, looks back at some of the highlights since opening and discusses the many benefits of an intergenerational approach

Celebrating the care sector: Care Show London 2024

The Care Show London 2024 is making its inaugural appearance on 24/25 April at ExCeL London, following the success of its 
sister-show, Care Show Birmingham. Molly Benson, content lead at CloserStill Media, explains why Care Show London 
is the place to be.

How noisy is too noisy?

Excessive noise in care settings can have a detrimental effect on residents’ health and wellbeing. Tim Dallinger of Social Care Consultants Ltd explains why care homes should be taking this issue seriously

Championing health through infection control and prevention

Care providers need to take a proactive role in promoting best practices and equipping health and care workers with the latest guidelines and insights to infection prevention and control. Here, Blue Stream Academy’s Caitlin Wood discusses strategies to ensure that staff are well-trained to uphold crucial standards

Creating inclusive bathrooms for today’s needs

When it comes to care home bathrooms, functionality has always been a primary concern. However, Tom Davies, sales director of retirement and care at inclusive solutions provider AKW, has noticed a recent shift in requirements driven by a growing demand for energy efficient solutions and a desire to create versatile spaces that meet a range of needs

Development in the green belt

Melissa Magee, company director and architect at Carless + Adams, discusses the sensitive issue of building on the green belt and how this sensitivity affects planning permission for new care homes, and explains why action is needed now to avoid greater problems in the future

Luxury care in Highgate: a Signature approach

Located in one of the wealthiest parts of London, Signature at Highgate may be the most expensive care home ever built in the UK. The Care Home Environment editor Matt Seex visited this brand new luxury home to meet with Wayne Pryce, Signature Senior Lifestyle’s group director of development & construction, to discuss the project in depth

Uniting the care community: UK Care Week 2024

UK Care Week returns to NEC Birmingham on 20/21 March. The Care Home Environment looks at what attendees can expect from the event this year

COVER STORY: Balancing budgets and nutrition: transforming kitchen operations

Richard Woodward, general manager of apetito’s care home division, looks at how care homes can navigate rising costs

The impact and value of volunteers in care homes

Samantha Ward OBE, deputy CEO of Royal Voluntary Service, explains how volunteering in care home environments can enhance the care experience for residents and staff

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LaingBuisson Social Care Summit

etc.venues, St. Paul's, London
Tuesday 11th June 2024

Care & Occupational Therapy Show 2024

Westpoint Arena, Exeter
Wednesday 17th July 2024

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12th November 2024

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