Feature Articles

Social care and Brexit

11 December 2018

Now that the date for departure from the EU is only a few months away, the precise outcome is still uncertain. Jef Smith discusses the possible implications for the care sector.

The care homes market

30 October 2018

The future of the care homes market is an extremely important matter. Most managers of homes are both eager to master the issues and up for the challenge of exploring possible solutions, Jef Smith reports.

Five steps to good recruitment in care services

16 October 2018

A recent report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found that the recruitment and retention of good quality staff is vital to improving ratings. How can you ensure you recruit the best staff for your care service?

11 top tips to improve infection control in your care home

9 October 2018

Check that you and your staff are doing what you need with the Audit: Premises — Infection Control in Care Homes Checklist and follow our 11 top tips with handy documents for you to use.

Intergenerational care

2 October 2018

Intergenerationalism isn’t new, but over the last few years it has been enjoying something of a renaissance, with claims that everyone benefits from making relationships with those far away from them in age, Jef Smith explores some examples.

Health and safety horrors in care homes — Part 2

25 September 2018

Barrister Robert Spicer brings together some of the worst reported health and safety prosecutions.

Psychological abuse: lessons from home care

18 September 2018

Not all carers are invariably caring. Jef Smith tells one story.

Health and safety horrors in care homes — Part 1

11 September 2018

Barrister Robert Spicer brings together some of the worst reported health and safety prosecutions.

National Minimum Wage — the latest

11 September 2018

Suzanne Tanser reports on the latest regarding the National Minimum Wage (NMW), providing a rundown of decisions, deadlines, and data you need to be aware of.

Open for business — open for the community

28 August 2018

On Care Homes Open Day this year, Jef Smith took the opportunity to visit a selection of homes in his local area to see if the Day presents a successful public relations exercise.

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