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Visiting care homes in England from April 2022

Here’s a summary of the current guidance to care homes on visiting arrangement in England, applicable from 4 April 2022. The full text can be found in the ‘Covid-19 supplement to the infection prevention and control resource for adult social care’ published on 31 March. It’s worth checking this if you have a problem with […]

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How to convince elderly loved ones to receive support

Collaborative Post Not every older person is open to receiving support at first. If your more senior relatives are expressing similar sentiments, then it can seem like attempting to persuade them otherwise is futile. However, you can surely make progress here with the right words and approach. Precision is required for effective persuasion, so you […]

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What is adult social care and who is it for?

Collaborative Post Adult social care is, pretty much as it sounds, a welfare system designed to look after adults who cannot look after themselves. This can be through physical disability, mental illness or special needs, or, simply, through ageing. What is adult social care? Adults who are unable to care for themselves qualify for adult […]

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What qualities should you look for in care staff?

Collaborative Post Whether you work in care home management or you’re looking for freelance carers to look after someone you know, finding the right staff is essential. Caring is a challenging yet rewarding profession, but you need the right qualities and traits to be effective in the job. Those who aren’t suited to the care […]

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Care home visiting January 2022

With restrictions being eased in some situations but maintained in others, it’s difficult to get to the facts of how care home visiting is now being controlled as we enter 2022 in the UK. Here are the latest guidelines that can help. It’s worth revisiting them from time to time or whenever you are concerned […]

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Key benefits of becoming a self-employed carer

Collaborative Post Working in care can be a wonderful and fulfilling job. Your time and effort can make a real difference to the lives of the people who need it most. As a career choice, your work will be varied and challenging – you can almost guarantee that no two shifts will be the same. […]

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