Business Clinic – Driverless vehicles feature

October 28, 2019

A £5.5m project run by a multi-sector consortium of organisations and known as Flourish, is attempting to revolutionise mobility for older people by reducing loneliness and helping them to maintain a healthy level of independence. The project has culminated with a demonstration at the St Monica Trust’s Cote Lane retirement Read the full article…

Business Clinic – Employee referral feature

September 24, 2019

Care Friends is a new mobile app developed by Neil Eastwood of Sticky People. The idea emerged from Neil’s research into social care recruitment and retention, where he repeatedly saw that employee referral and word of mouth was the best source of high-performing, long-staying care staff. He also found that Read the full article…

Business Clinic – Supporting people with dementia feature

August 21, 2019

Many people living with dementia have complex needs which are not always fully understood by staff or properly treated. Quality of care can be compromised by staff turnover, low ratio of staff to residents and poor training provision. For researchers, this raised the question of how staff can be better Read the full article…

Business Clinic – Employee ownership feature

June 26, 2019

One of the main areas for focus in adult social care is recruiting enough staff to keep services running safely and effectively – and then keeping those staff within the organisation. Middleton Hall Retirement Village has taken a new step in this respect and has become the first UK retirement Read the full article…

Business Clinic feature

May 22, 2019

The social care green paper is supposed to be proposing (amongst other things) ideas for the future funding of social care, but with it now expected at ‘the earliest opportunity’, proposals for reform are being put forward by others. Independent Age has been campaigning for social care for older people Read the full article…

Business Clinic feature

April 25, 2019

Research shows that a third of people over the age of 65 fall at least once a year. Falls cost the NHS over £2bn per year and over 4 million bed days. The emotional impact of falling frequently leads to reduced mobility, fear of falling again and social isolation. An Read the full article…

Business Clinic feature

March 22, 2019

Kevin Lewis, Founder and Chief Executive of Caremark, wanted to create a service to help get social care out of the crisis being faced and to provide better support to the people affected by loneliness and isolation. There is a national shift to move away from time and task-based commissioning Read the full article…

Business Clinic: Radar fall detection feature

February 27, 2019

Tanglewood Care Homes has partnered up with healthcare technology start-up, FrontDoor to become the first care home provider in Europe to test a new fall detection system at its flagship care home, Cedar Falls. The partnership aims to enhance residents’ safety and improve the quality of care in Tanglewood’s care Read the full article…

Business Clinic feature

January 25, 2019

Calla, an organisation which is looking to trial body cameras in care homes, has developed a camera that can be worn by staff, so that they can record certain situations or events. The cameras are worn at all times, but can be switched on when the wearer wants to record Read the full article…

Business Clinic feature

November 22, 2018

Heathcotes operates a number of residential services for people with learning disabilities. Many of these homes have large gardens that often go partly unused. Some of these gardens have been fenced-off to create a more manageable space, but the organisation had long been looking for a solution to make these Read the full article…

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