In recent years, occasional whispers about intergenerational care in the UK have strengthened to an audible buzz – largely due to Channel 4’s documentary series ‘Old People’s Home for 4 year olds’. During the second series of this documentary, aired this autumn, a group of elderly people and a group of nursery children were monitored to measure the effects of a programme of interaction between the two.
As many of the everyLIFE team will attest to, I am very keen on cricket. I played the game at various levels over about 35 years, am now an armchair expert and, if there were such a team, I could probably talk, not to say bore, for England on the subject. So, what then does cricket have to do with digital care software?
It’s no secret that staff recruitment and retention is one of the care sector’s greatest challenges. Social care recruitment is a complex topic with a number of variables contributing to the crisis. It’s thought that by 2037, there will be an extra 1 million jobs to fill in the sector. We spoke with Neil Eastwood, author of Amazon bestseller ‘Saving Social Care’, to find out why recruitment is such a challenge for the industry and how care homes can overcome it by finding and retaining great care staff.
In its latest State of Care report, the CQC highlights the fragmented nature of health and social care integration across the country.
If you work in social care, it is highly likely that you work long, anti-social hours and that any spare time that you have is precious. Why would you want to invest your rare and valuable time at social care trade shows which only seems to have the potential to add to your workload?
The world is constantly moving forward and everyLIFE is no different. We work to evolve our product because it ensures that we can provide a system that has the ability to fulfil consumer needs into the future. Digital care can only advance and we are delighted to be at the heart of the action. In the name of progress, we’d like to share with you a bit of a timeline of our platform’s progression over the years.