FEATURE ARTICLES

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.

The CQC’s new system of regulation: no more Mum Test?

The way that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspects and regulates services is changing. Mei-Ling Huang, partner in the social care team at Royds Withy King, gives us her view on the proposed changes.

What happens to our beliefs and values if we are diagnosed with dementia?

Living with dementia should never mean having to compromise on those beliefs and values that define who we are.

Shining a light on care home environments

When it comes to designing care home environments, new research by Circadacare shows that providers must pay attention to lighting, and how it can affect their residents.

Dementia: the refreshing benefits of hydration

Dementia need not be an ‘inevitable’ by-product of old age. In fact, there are simple steps we can all take to combat its onset.

Is it curtains for uncomfortable rooms?

With energy bills skyrocketing, managing the temperature of a home in a cost-efficient manner has never been more important.

You’re not fired – the advantages of apprenticeships

As this year’s National Careers Week draws to a close, Kirsty Simmonds, Adult Health & Social Care Lead at Connect2Care, explores the value of apprenticeships in attracting and retaining staff.

A new dawn for dementia environments

Interiors by New Dawn, which has a wealth of experience in designing dementia-friendly environments - from extra care schemes and social housing to care homes and retirement schemes - outlines its approach to designing a dementia-friendly environment for the over 55’s.

Tips for making birdwatching accessible to care home residents

Wildlife expert and director of natural food supplier Ark Wildlife Sean McMenemy gives his top tips for embracing the benefits of birdwatching for care home residents and adapting the activity for different accessibility needs

Why more social care workers should draw upon their own vulnerability and creativity

To mark You Can Care Week running from 22 February to 27 February, Mike Phillips of social care development outfit Meaningful Care Matters explains care staff creativity to support others can be unleashed.

Care home flooring: renovation versus replacement

Rohit Sharma, resilient sales manager of Bona - a family-owned, sustainably driven company that supplies products for installing, renovating, maintaining, and restoring premium floors – explains why care home floor renovation can top replacement.

Busting ten myths about social care apprentices

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, Care UK’s corporate apprenticeships manager Jo Hesketh dismantles a few myths about apprentices in social care in 2022.

The future of social care: training the next generation

Vida Healthcare learning, development & performance programme manager Helen Daly discusses why training the next generation of carers should be top of the agenda, and initiatives that can be put in place to support this.

How digital care technology can help reduce resident falls

Valerie Ann Carter, staff nurse/trainer at Harbour Healthcare’s Madison Court care home in St Helens, explains the benefits of care software used at the Merseyside facility.

Who is Care England and what do they do for their members?

Care England membership manager Daren Thomas explains what the representative body does for its members and the work it conducts campaigning for the whole sector.

What the care worker visa changes mean for the sector

Jemima Johnstone, head of corporate immigration at Gherson Solicitors, explores the government’s decision to make care workers eligible for the Health and Care Worker visa and add the occupation to the Shortage Occupation List.

UK media bias about the energy transition

Chris Goggin, operations director of care home hot water system supplier Rinnai UK, looks at some of the reasons why the UK media is favouring some energy vectors over others in the current era of transition to decarbonisation and net zero.

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Care & Occupational Therapy Show 2024

Westpoint Arena, Exeter
Wednesday 17th July 2024

Dementia Summit

The King’s Fund, No.11 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN
Tuesday 10th September 2024

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National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
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Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom
15th October 2024

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Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
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London Marriott Hotel Canary Wharf, 22 Hertsmere Rd, London E14 4ED
29th April 2025