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Top tips for scheduling your care home team

Kevin Ryan, UK & Ireland partner manager at workplace management platform provider Planday, provides useful advice for managers in the care home sector to best navigate staff scheduling while prioritising team support.

A legacy to my great aunt Isobel

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) chief executive Kathryn Smith (pictured) gives a personal account of how Covid-19 has affected her and explains the importance of care home visits during this difficult time.

Managing burn risks from radiators and pipework in care homes

Between April 2019 and March 2020, there were over 1,000 hospital admissions in England because of injuries caused through contact with hot heating appliances, radiators and pipes – nearly 400 of them involving people aged over 70.

The importance of online learning during the pandemic

The pandemic has led to an explosion in online learning in recent months. Here, Sophie Hammond, short course manager at e-learning provider Laser Systems explains what is on offer for professional development in the social care sector.

Clean indoor air – the key to improving health outcomes

Naeem Walji, principal at clean air technology distributors 4th Wave Technology, discusses how prioritising clean air within care homes can improve the life expectancy and quality of life of residents, as well as mitigating the spread of coronavirus.

Senior but not heard

Pozzoni Architecture associate Ian Mellor discusses priorities for later living providers in delivering safe and comfortable environments in which to enjoy the ‘third age’.

How the care sector can best plan for the future

Stuart Evans, partner and head of commercial litigation at law firm BLM, outlines the key issues for care homes to plan for growth amid the impact of Covid-19.

There’s no business like new business

The social care sector is going through a difficult period in turbulent economic times. Here, Wish marketing agency director Wilf Geldart outlines five essential steps for how care home owners can market their business

Covid impact on the care home market

The care home market was already facing structural problems when the pandemic struck. CSI Market Intelligence founder and director Mike Short takes a look at the figures and makes sense of the impact of Covid-19 on the marketplace

The importance of care home innovation

Claire Johnsen was in the summer appointed head of innovation at care home construction company Savista Developments and sister company Hallmark Care Homes. Here, Claire outlines how one of the leading care providers in the UK is keeping ahead

Why CCTV is the care home’s friend

Lesa McAnulty, chief operating officer of the Ardale and Marbrook homes in eastern England, explains why it has adopted the usage of CCTV and outlines how the judicious use of it can enhance the quality of care of residents

Ideal Academy: turning care into a career

Leeds-based Ideal Carehomes offers residential care across 22 homes throughout Yorkshire, the Northwest and the Midlands, employing over 1,000 people.

What’s next? Interior design in the Covid context

Care home interior design expert Jacqui Smith, director of Sussex-based consultancy HomeSmiths, explores how Covid-19 may change the look and feel of residential care properties

The rough guide to building a retirement community

Legal & General’s later living business Inspired Villages has six operational retirement communities, and a further 14 sites in various stages of planning and construction. Neal Dale presents a guide to designing high quality retirement villages.

Covid-19: To visit or not to visit?

Tom Lumsden, a partner at Tunbridge Wells-based solicitors CooperBurnett LLP, takes a legal look at care home visitor guidance in light of the Covid-19 pandemic

Making social care fit for the future

Professor Martin Green OBE is chief executive of Care England. Here, in conversation with The Care Home Environment editor Tim Probert, Martin critiques the state of UK social care and suggests a better way forward

Helping care homes to achieve digital transformation

The renowned Askham Village Community in Cambridgeshire used lockdown to upgrade its paper-based internal staff management system to a fully digital one. Digital HR rota system provider Alpaka explains all.

Life in a care home during a pandemic

Kent care provider Excelcare takes a look at the lessons learned by staff at its Etheldred House care home in Cambridge, with top tips for maintaining morale and supporting people during lockdown.

Turn it down!

Thursday 5 November marks the start of a noise awareness campaign by Hallmark Care Homes. April Dobson, the provider’s head of relationship-centred care, explains all.

How the pandemic is motivating change in telecare

With greater demands for technology-enabled care (TEC) services, organisations across the sector are having to adapt quickly. James Murray of SECOM CareTech explains how telecare businesses are responding to the crisis.

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Future of Care Conference

The King’s Fund, Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London W1G 0AN
22nd June 2021

Care Roadshow- Liverpool

Liverpool, Aintree Racecourse
13th July 2021

Care Roadshow - Glasgow

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9th September 2021

Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo 2021

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19th October 2021

Care Roadshow - Cardiff

Cardiff, Cardiff City Stadium
9th November 2021

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