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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.

The legal challenges facing social care providers in 2022

Social care providers have again faced a challenging year in 2021 and this year looks to hold more of the same, says the social care team at law firm Royds Withy King.

Overcoming the social care staffing crisis

Adrian Grove, business development director at Qube Learning, explains how social care employers can win with incentives and recruitment via traineeships, apprenticeships, and e-learning.

Evolving safety in care homes

Dan Harding, chief executive of Sign In App, explains why it is more important than ever that care homes streamline entry and exit procedures to guarantee the safety of their residents.

Home is where the heart is

Mike Phillips, associate consultant trainer at Meaningful Care Matters (MCM), a care development group that specialises in helping providers to access a variety of support services, explains how to make a care home feel like home.

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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

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