RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES
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.
Using digital technology to transform the stigma surrounding stress
Rishi Sodha, care director at Handsale’s new Priesty Fields care home in Congleton, Chesire that opened last month, explains how care technology can ease stress in an often overloaded workforce.
Keeping your home in order this winter
Deepika Raino and Rachel Adamson of Lancashire law firm Adkirk Law explains some of the actions registered managers can take to mitigate risks and ensure CQC inspections are passed as hassle-free as possible.
How creating smarter care homes can help tackle the care crisis
Lisa Greaves, business development manager at digital tech outfit Connexin Health and a former NHS senior manager, explores how smart technology can provide a better care home environment for residents, staff and providers.
Recognising the true cost of mandating vaccination in care homes
From 11 November, all staff working in a care home must be double jabbed or exempt - if not, they cannot cross the threshold into a care home. In this article, the National Care Forum trade association explains what this really means for its members.
Ensuring care home residents get the nutrition and hydration they need
Leni Wood is the nutrition and wellness Manager at Nellsar, a family-run group of 13 care homes throughout Kent, Surrey, and Essex. Here, she explains different complexities and solutions to avoid care home resident malnutrition.
The future of social care in a post-Covid world
Tunstall Healthcare UK managing director Gavin Bashar discusses how the pandemic has shone a long overdue light on the obstacles facing the social care system and the urgency of reform.
Design lessons from environments other than care homes
Inspired by a recent stay in a hotel, care home design expert Sue Earrey of Tulip Care Environments reflects on what lessons can be learned from other environments.
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Tuesday 28th March 2023
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Hampden Park Stadium, Glasgow
18th April 2023
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