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What 2016 meant for the social care sector

What 2016 meant for the social care sector

Davina Ludlow looks back at 2016, a year of significant political turmoil in the UK, which saw a continuously changing landscape and agenda, but looks set to lead to a raft of positive developments within the social care sector
Promoting the optimal use of outdoor space

Promoting the optimal use of outdoor space

Garden designers Debbie Carroll and Mark Rendell, from Step Change Design, carried out research to answer a simple question, ‘Why aren’t care home gardens used more actively?’ The answers they received had little to do with the design of the outside spaces
Care & Dementia Show a resounding success

Care & Dementia Show a resounding success

The Care & Dementia Show, which was held at the NEC in Birmingham on 11-12 October, and Care in Construction, which was co-located with the main event, have been declared a success by show organiser UBM, after attracting 2,459 attendees
Functional fabrics for a germ-free care home

Functional fabrics for a germ-free care home

When choosing fabrics to adorn seating in a care home environment, you may think it’s more about style than substance, but fabrics should be functional as well as good looking, says Harriet Green, Camira’s product manager for healthcare
Enriching the lives of care home residents

Enriching the lives of care home residents

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) ENRICH programme aims to encourage stronger partnerships between researchers, staff and residents
Attract, retain and develop your workforce

Attract, retain and develop your workforce

Amanda Terranova and Sue Ascott, discuss ways to create an environment that helps to attract, retain and develop your workforce
Enhancing quality of life: technically speaking

Enhancing quality of life: technically speaking

The care sector is primarily a people business, but to get the best we can for service users, we must embrace new technology, says Professor Martin Green
Achieving whole life energy efficiency

Achieving whole life energy efficiency

Stuart Turner, national sales manager, Hamworthy Heating, considers the whole life costs of a commercial heating system
Maximising safety and levels of care

Maximising safety and levels of care

Palle Stevn, chief operating officer at MariCare, discusses the importance of healthcare technologies to maximise safety and comfort for care home residents and improve levels of care
Assessing individual equipment needs

Assessing individual equipment needs

Mandy Clift, product manager, Patient and Post Acute Care UKI, Getinge Group, looks at how a simple to use classification system can help you to identify the correct mix of equipment required to deliver high quality care, while protecting staff safety
Implementing renewable heating solutions

Implementing renewable heating solutions

Phil Mangnall, Jaga Heating Products, discusses the importance of safe, energy efficient, responsive heating in care homes
Measures to prevent the spread of infection

Measures to prevent the spread of infection

Paul Jakeway, marketing director at skin care specialist Deb, explains how strategically placed facilities, ongoing staff education and the right skin care products can help prevent the spread of infection
Setting the scene for custom-designed care

Setting the scene for custom-designed care

Karen Clayton, dementia environment specialist, Find Memory Care, explains how a government-funded project to promote custom-designed care for residents with dementia, led to overall benefits for staff, residents and their families as well as long-term cost savings
Promoting wellness using outdoor space

Promoting wellness using outdoor space

Gayle Souter-Brown, director, Greenstone Design UK, explains how to design a care home garden to make the most of the positive impact it can have on the overall environment
Acoustics, access and an eye on visual cues

Acoustics, access and an eye on visual cues

Andrea Harman, concept developer for healthcare at manufacturer and developer of acoustic solutions, Saint Gobain Ecophon, considers the impact of good sound design on those with dementia in healthcare buildings and the difference it can make to patients, staff and visitors
Driving the move towards integrated care

Driving the move towards integrated care

Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive at NICE, discusses how NICE is defining what high quality social care must look like Our vision at NICE is to see each and every individual get the support they need, whether they are in hospital or in their community, and for people to be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.
Designing for people with dementia

Designing for people with dementia

Damian Utton, director, Pozzoni Architecture, outlines the principles of and the ways in which design can help to improve quality of life for older people and specifically for people living with dementia

Developing the caring environment

Where we live is vital to our security and to our wellbeing; this is true of every citizen, but particularly true of people who have to move into care environments, which should support them to live full lives, at times when they have illness or frailty, says Professor Martin Green, chief executive, Care England
Proper training and considered design essential

Proper training and considered design essential

Phil Padgett, national sales manager and dementia specialist at medical equipment and services provider, Essential Healthcare Solutions, argues that staff looking after those living with dementia need both appropriate training and a proper understanding of the condition. He also sets out some of the basic interior design criteria to consider when fitting out and furnishing facilities to be ‘dementia-friendly’.
Dementia, designers, and dandelions

Dementia, designers, and dandelions

Garden designers, Debbie Carroll and Mark Rendell, from Step Change Design, carried out a research project in the care sector to answer a simple question, ‘Why aren’t care home gardens used more actively?’ As they explain, the answers found had little to do with the design of the outside spaces, and more to do with the complex phenomenon of care culture.

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