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Shaping the future of social care

Shaping the future of social care

The Dementia, Care and Nursing Home Expo will take place from 26-27 March at the NEC Birmingham
Listening to the needs of those with hearing loss

Listening to the needs of those with hearing loss

Andrew Thomas, chair of the International Hearing Loop Manufacturers Association (IHLMA), looks at how hearing loops can help address the needs of people with hearing loss, ensuring homes provide person centred care and meet equality legislation
Society depends on your successful care business

Society depends on your successful care business

Ensuring that the provision of high quality residential care can work as a business model is vital – and not just because our ageing population deserves it, but because our society depends on it, says May Prentice, regional operations manager for Scotland, Silverline Care
How to ensure your laundry meets inspection standards

How to ensure your laundry meets inspection standards

Clare Long, business account manager for care within the professional division at Miele, advises care home owners and managers on how to digest the available information to ensure their laundry practices are more likely to meet inspection standards
Enhancing the environment for residents with dementia

Enhancing the environment for residents with dementia

The physical world can have a significant impact on a person’s experience of dementia, says Tracy Ann Shelbourn, founder and director of Tanglewood Care Homes, which has introduced a project to give residents more choice over their living environment
The wellbeing benefits of natural light and ventilation

The wellbeing benefits of natural light and ventilation

Daylight has been shown to have a beneficial effect on wellbeing, helping to reduce the average length of a hospital stay. Scott Leeder, commercial director at Velux Modular Skylights, looks at how to access these benefits
Key design elements in the care homes of the future

Key design elements in the care homes of the future

Avnish Goyal, chair of Hallmark Care Homes and chair of Care England, discusses some of the key design elements that help to ensure care homes provide the best possible living environment for residents and stand the test of time
Dealing with the complex issue of illegal asbestos

Dealing with the complex issue of illegal asbestos

Asbestos was once a useful material in building. However, by the late 1960s it was recognised as one of the most significant health hazards in the world and its use is now illegal. Tom Lumsden, a partner at CooperBurnett LLP, looks at the complex issue of how to deal with asbestos
Why quality of care comes down to the whole team

Why quality of care comes down to the whole team

Following the publication of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) State of Care report, Fay Gibbin, CEO at BB Training Academy, is encouraging care homes to make training a priority to drive quality of care in the sector and give more carers the opportunity to progress
Building environments that are flexible and future proof

Building environments that are flexible and future proof

Dementia is the biggest challenge facing social care today. We have a responsibility to create sustainable communities that can accommodate this growing and vulnerable section of the population, says Jitesh Patel, senior development manager, Kajima Partnerships
Creating a homely and empowering environment

Creating a homely and empowering environment

Millennium Care was recently selected to participate in a parliamentary review publication as a best practice representative for its Worthington Lake care home development. Neda Ehtemam discusses some of its special and unique features
Learning lessons from Europe and challenging the norms

Learning lessons from Europe and challenging the norms

Urban Edge Architecture’s Sonia Parol has recently returned from a study trip to Europe where she visited care homes and senior living schemes in Copenhagen and the Netherlands that have been designed to promote social connection, happiness and wellbeing.
How together we can lead the ageing revolution

How together we can lead the ageing revolution

The ageing revolution is not just about retirement living, it is also about the environment and its functionality. What is needed is a change in thinking and an acceptance that what has been done in the past was not ideal, says David Williams, chief executive, The St Monica Trust
Smart lighting schemes for improved wellbeing

Smart lighting schemes for improved wellbeing

Daylight has a profound effect on health and wellbeing, it is linked to the correct functioning of our biological clocks and it helps us to stay in tune with the time of day. Dr Gareth Jones, CEO, LUX-TSI, discusses why lighting is particularly important for elderly people

What does ‘good’ practice in dementia care look like?

It is clear that good care is happening in many places and our challenge is to mainstream this good practice and make it everyone’s experience, but the needs and aspirations of citizens are changing, says Professor Martin Green OBE, chief executive, Care England
How residents benefit from the use of outdoor spaces

How residents benefit from the use of outdoor spaces

As we encourage residents to make better use of their gardens, we hope that all providers will help us support all care home residents to live well, says Avnish Goyal, managing director of Hallmark Care Homes and chair of Care England
Dementia care mapping to improve the environment

Dementia care mapping to improve the environment

Sue Goldsmith, director of care quality and dementia, The Care Home Coach, considers how dementia care mapping can be used to assess the effectiveness of the care home environment and to establish how this can impact on overall wellbeing
Inspiration and innovation

Inspiration and innovation

The Care Show is dedicated to bringing new products, services, inspiration and innovation to those running a care business and will take place at the NEC Birmingham from 17-18 October 2018
Recognising the signs of  carbon monoxide poisoning

Recognising the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning

Simon Main and Hilary Bath, directors of Bath and Main Associates, highlight the key sources, signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning and explain what the Gas Safe Charity is doing to raise awareness of the risks
Taking  measures to protect residents from risk of fire

Taking measures to protect residents from risk of fire

How can you ensure that you are doing all you can to keep your residents safe, while still enabling them to enjoy their lives and the environment in which they live? Carl May-Smith, associate barrister at Browne Jacobson, identifies some key duties and responsibilities

Upcoming Events

The Residential & Home Care Show 2019

ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL
26-27 June 2019

Care Roadshow Birmingham

Villa Park Stadium, Trinity Suite, Villa Park, Trinity Road, Birmingham, B6 6QE
02 July 2019

Infection Prevention 2019

ACC, Liverpool
22nd - 24th September

Care Show 2019

Hall 3, NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
9-10 October 2019

Future of Care Conference Leeds

The Hilton Leeds City Hotel, Neville Street, Leeds, LS1 4BX
15th October 2019

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