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Industry Insights

Our sector is subject to constant change but what issues are likely to have the biggest impact? Our people travel the length and breadth of the country visiting clients and observing best practice, and here they set out their insight into what care homes will need to stay ahead of the curve.

Recruitment and retention: the impact of Brexit on social care
  • brexit
  • recruitment
  • care

21st June 2019 by Roy Edwards

The UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) on 23rd June 2016, with Article 50 triggered on 29th March 2017. With the initial deadline having passed, we're all in limbo.

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Practical fire safety guidance for care homes
  • fire safety
  • care

21st June 2019 by Jason Anderson

We all know the devastating consequences fires can cause, yet earlier this year, the London Fire Brigade revealed that 57% of London-based care homes had failed basic fire safety checks.

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How Interior Design Can Unlock Wellbeing Benefits
  • interior design
  • care environment

21st June 2019 by Joshua Doherty

Joyce McLelland and Dana O’Donell, senior interior designers at Blueleaf, look at how expert interior design know-how can have a positive impact on health and wellbeing and contribute to the success of a care home.

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Mattresses - One Size Doesn't Fit All
  • pressure care
  • care
  • safety
  • care environment

21st June 2019 by Joshua Doherty

At Blueleaf we endeavour to meet the need of our clients and make their lives easier. Supplying pressure care mattresses that take away the financial and physical strain of treating pressure ulcers.

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Promised Land: The Rise Of The Dementia Village Might Be The Future Of Care For People With Alzheimer's.
  • alzheimer's
  • dementia

21st June 2019 by Lee-Anne Fox

Is it possible to implement the feeling of freedom for those living with dementia, giving autonomy in our traditional care homes? 

 

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Visit to Clerkenwell Design Week
  • CDW 2019
  • design
  • interiors
  • insights

21st June 2019 by Gaius Owen

With leading UK and international brands and companies filling showrooms, exhibitions and installations, the Blueleaf design team jumped at the opportunity to attend the event Clerkenwell Design Week.

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Technology in care homes: innovations in the care industry
  • technology
  • dementia care
  • care environment
  • care home equipment

21st June 2019 by Joshua Doherty

Whilst care homes used to be notoriously behind the times when it came to technology, this now couldn’t be further from the truth, with innovations bringing benefits for residents and employees.

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Design Trends for 2019
  • interior design
  • care environment

21st June 2019 by Joshua Doherty

Good interior design can have a big influence over how visitors, residents and staff feel about a care home. That’s why it’s useful to keep up to date with the latest trends.

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Dementia and quality of life: improving wellbeing in care homes
  • dementia care
  • dementia
  • alzheimer's

1st July 2019 by Joshua Doherty

850,000 people in the UK are living with dementia. By 2025, this is set to increase to over one million, rising to two million by 2051. That's why it's crucial we take the time to truly understand dementia.

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Dates for your 2019 diary
  • care industry
  • care conference
  • events

21st June 2019 by Joshua Doherty

We’ve put together a list of key dates we believe you should pencil into your diary for 2019…

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