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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.
Diving deeper into care home water safety
Tony Rheinberg of Armitage Shanks discusses the key water safety issues in care homes, elements within Legionella guidance, as well as the solutions that are available.
Drawing Life – from sketchbook to screen
Judy Parkinson of Sussex-based Drawing Life explains how the charity has continued to hold its art classes for care home residents despite the immense disruption wrought by Covid-19.
Top tips for scheduling your care home team
Kevin Ryan, UK & Ireland partner manager at workplace management platform provider Planday, provides useful advice for managers in the care home sector to best navigate staff scheduling while prioritising team support.
A legacy to my great aunt Isobel
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) chief executive Kathryn Smith (pictured) gives a personal account of how Covid-19 has affected her and explains the importance of care home visits during this difficult time.
Managing burn risks from radiators and pipework in care homes
Between April 2019 and March 2020, there were over 1,000 hospital admissions in England because of injuries caused through contact with hot heating appliances, radiators and pipes – nearly 400 of them involving people aged over 70.
There’s no business like new business
The social care sector is going through a difficult period in turbulent economic times. Here, Wish marketing agency director Wilf Geldart outlines five essential steps for how care home owners can market their business
Covid impact on the care home market
The care home market was already facing structural problems when the pandemic struck. CSI Market Intelligence founder and director Mike Short takes a look at the figures and makes sense of the impact of Covid-19 on the marketplace
The importance of care home innovation
Claire Johnsen was in the summer appointed head of innovation at care home construction company Savista Developments and sister company Hallmark Care Homes. Here, Claire outlines how one of the leading care providers in the UK is keeping ahead
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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