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RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

The risks associated with empty care home properties

Janie Butler, director of Blue Door Property Guardians, discusses the growing number of care homes left vacant and the risks and costs associated with not protecting them effectively.

How flooring provides a firm basis for resident wellbeing

Bill Woodham of Sika Flooring explains the role of flooring in upholding the mental health and wellbeing of care residents by enhancing their comfort and quality of life.

Using technology to reduce stress in social care settings

Jonathan Papworth, co-founder and director of Person Centred Software, explains how digital care technology can help to ensure a healthy and safe working environment for staff.

Overcoming recruitment challenges to ease care sector pressures

Julie Nugent, director of productivity and skills at West Midlands Combined Authority, shares her insights into the recruitment challenges facing the care sector and how it is addressing them with free work-based programmes and technical training.

Harnessing AI to assess pain for residents with dementia

Orchard Care Homes dementia lead Hannah Miller explains how it has incorporated the PainChek app to enhance dementia care in four of its services.

How technology can reduce stress among care catering teams

Belinda Adams, chief executive and founder of care catering software provider SoupedUp, explores the challenge for care home providers of managing clinical dietary requirements, allergies, dislikes, preferences, and cultural needs.

How technology can reduce stress among those residing in care settings

Stuart Solomons, founder of communications platform Ernie Connects, marks Stress Awareness Month by highlighting how technology can help combat the ‘three plagues’ of care.

Covid-19 considerations

In the final part of a three-part series, Tony Shenton, new build extra care director at building contractor J Tomlinson, explores the profound impact that the right built environment can have on the delivery of specialist care.

Canada, care homes and Covid – an international perspective

Irka Dyczok, founder of Toronto interior design consultancy Designfarm, offers a Canadian – and sadly all too familiar – take on the pandemic and care home design.

All about externals

In the second of a three-part series, Tony Shenton, new build extra care director at building contractor J Tomlinson, explores the profound impact that the right built environment can have on the delivery of specialist care.

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.

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UK Care Week

NEC, Birmingham
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The Residential & Home Care Show, part of Health Plus Care

ExCel, London
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18th May 2023

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Tuesday 11th July 2023

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National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
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