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Jitesh Patel, Social Care Sector Lead at Kajima Partnerships

A WATERSHED MOMENT FOR ELDERLY LIVING

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need to change the way long-term care is provided. Jitesh Patel, Social Care Sector Lead at Kajima Partnerships, discusses. Although the immediate...
Sunrise of Elstree Resident's COVID-19 story

A RESIDENT’S CORONAVIRUS STORY

With the care home sector at the centre of the COVID-19 crisis, a Hertfordshire facility shares how they have dealt with this invisible threat. Sunrise of Elstree was just one of the many care...
THE INTRINSIC ELEMENT OF ETHICAL PROVISION

THE INTRINSIC ELEMENT OF ETHICAL PROVISION

Privacy and dignity are a human right, yet 73% of care homes were rated inadequate in this area and are not protecting these values of those in their care to a high enough standard, reports Helen...
PPE SHORTAGES FUELLED SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN CARE HOMES, STUDY FINDS

PPE SHORTAGES FUELLED SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN CARE HOMES, STUDY FINDS

The spread of COVID-19 inside care homes has been fuelled by a lack of personal protection equipment (PPE) – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers...
OVER-45S BELIEVE DELAYS TO SOCIAL CARE REFORMS UNDERMINED FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

OVER-45S BELIEVE DELAYS TO SOCIAL CARE REFORMS UNDERMINED FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

New research from Just Group has finds that the majority (56%) of over-45s believe that delays to reforming social care hampered the response against COVID-19. Nearly two thirds of over-75s also say...
Ellis Whittam Employment Law COVID-19

WHAT IF THEY REFUSE TO WORK?

With further COVID-19 outbreaks in care homes highly possible and under the weight of enormous pressure, some employees may refuse to attend work, says Toyah Marshall, Principal Employment Law...
SALUTEM CEO: ‘CARE HOMES ARE THE SAFEST PLACE FOR DISABLED ADULTS’

‘CARE HOMES ARE THE SAFEST PLACE FOR DISABLED ADULTS’

The chief executive of one of the UK’s more prominent social care providers, which has not suffered a single death in its 130 homes due to COVID-19, has hit back at claims that the sector is...
Bluebird Care Assistant Deanna O’Shea

DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CARE ASSISTANT ON THE FRONTLINE OF A PANDEMIC

Deanna O’Shea has worked for local home care provider Bluebird Care North Hampshire for more than two and a half years. She began her career as a care assistant aged nineteen, with no prior...
Bluebird Care Behind the Growing Home Care Trend

Behind the Growing Home Care Trend

Live-in care, where a professional carer lives with their client, is an increasingly popular alternative to care homes. To better understand why, Bluebird Care presents some stories from the people...
FRIGHTENED WORKERS SELF-ISOLATING TO PROTECT VULNERABLE LOVED ONES SHOULDN’T BE PUNISHED SAYS UNISON

WORKERS SELF-ISOLATING TO PROTECT LOVED ONES SHOULDN’T BE PUNISHED

The government must do more to protect key workers threatened with dismissal or put on unpaid leave if they’re off work self-isolating because of vulnerable relatives, says UNISON. Anxious...

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