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It’s what’s on the inside that counts!

In a three-part series, Tony Shenton, new build extra care director at building contractor J Tomlinson, discusses why the right built environment is critical to the delivery of specialist care.

Smart swaps for surfaces

Joe Hurst, Altro’s key account manager for social care, considers the pitfalls of choosing the right surfaces for care homes

Making Covid an anomaly, not the norm

McCarthy Stone chief executive John Tonkiss offers his thoughts on why targeted government support for later living developments should form part of the social care reform agenda

Joined-up care – what is it and why it is so relevant

Jonathan Papworth, co-founder and director of Person Centred Software, unpacks the opportunities and challenges arising from the complex matter of closer data integration between health and social care

Making sense of the Mental Health Bill

Tom Lumsden, a partner at solicitors CooperBurnett LLP in Tunbridge Wells in Kent, looks at the likely plans for a new draft Mental Health Bill and what this would mean for care providers

The time is now for a national care service

Mike Padgham, managing director of the North Yorkshire-based Saint Cecilia’s Care Group and chairman of the Independent Care Group, talks to The Care Home Environment editor Tim Probert about the need for a post-pandemic national care service

Improving hand hygiene through washroom design

Carole Armstrong, marketing and communication manager for Delabie UK, explains the key to ensuring best practice for washroom design.

Clearing the air: Covid and the indoor environment

Mike Booth, global market director for air treatment at Fellowes, discusses how improving the indoor air quality of care home environments can create a healthier and more comfortable quality of life of residents.

Reopening care homes with mesh technology

How can providers gear up to re-establish family visits & welcome new residents safely? Stephen Cavanagh, long term care specialist at Ascom UK, sheds light on the immediate possibilities offered by technology to enforce real time social distancing

Are employer-mandated vaccinations a viable option for social care?

Lucy Gordon, director in the employment team at law firm Walker Morris, discusses whether employers in the social care sector can require staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Putting the home back into care homes

Phillip Moorcraft, UK director of communication and alert systems provider CLB, explains how innovative technologies can help carers give care home residents a better quality of life.

The role of ‘track and trace’ location technology in care homes

Gary Woods, director of operations for Eclipse Nursecall Systems, explains how location technology is helping care operators manage staff more effectively to deliver personalised care.

Why care homes should adapt to digital food safety

Victoria Biddle, senior environmental health consultant at Navitas Safety, examines the impact of Covid on food safety in care homes and explains why providers should adapt by using digital systems.

Reviewing building safety in specialised housing

Karen Trigg of Allegion UK highlights the steps for decision-makers must take to keep occupants in sheltered, extra care or supported housing safe and secure.

Isolation and loneliness – the ignored epidemics

Shainoor Khoja, chief executive and founder of Thrive-Community, a digital platform that aims to keep older adults in the UK connected and engaged with others, outlines the role technology can play in overcoming isolation and loneliness.

Health reform White Paper offers little for social care

Mei-Ling Huang, partner of specialist law firm Royds Withy King, examines the implications for the social care sector of the government’s health reform White Paper published this month.

Make social care the driver for the post-Covid boom

Stephen Wilson, chief executive of care workforce software provider Netli, explains how social care can be a key sector to support the economic recovery of the nation.

How a care apprentice earned her stripes

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, Mollie Whichello of Qube Learning explains how the recruitment and training solutions provider supported a care worker to succeed in her new profession and make a difference to people’s lives.

We have no Plan(et) B

Chris Goggin, operations director of hot water heating unit outfit Rinnai UK, looks at future energy sources with an appraisal of the use of hydrogen and the requirement for sustainable, affordable, industrial and domestic energy consumption.

Vaccination and visitation in care settings

Vanessa Latham, partner and employment law expert at BLM, discusses the rules on vaccination and visitation for care providers.

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