With the very rapid adoption of digital tools across social care, it’s important that such transformation leads to better outcomes for people receiving care, and improved information flows supporting those who support them with social care and health services. Given the complexity of the sector, digital transformation can deliver very significant gains in terms of […]
The positive image of care can so be often ignored, but an exhibition at the Care Show at the NEC Birmingham in October revealed the true face of care, the one that should be making headlines.
Clare Drewell, Director & Owner of Care Concern (Homecare) Ltd since 1993 has been inspected many times over the years and, because she is so passionate about delivering the best care that she can to her clients, there are always butterflies. Here she presents her blog about the ‘big day’.
At the end of last year, our whole engineering team took part in a hack day to explore the possibilities of introducing Alexa (Alexa is a virtual assistant developed by Amazon, first used in the Amazon Echo and is the voice you hear answering the questions you ask your Echo) and the Amazon Echo into […]
Loneliness, I think, is something everyone will come into contact with at some point in their lives. Whether it stems from the quality or quantity of our relationships, we can all relate to that subjective, unwelcome feeling of [the] lack or loss of companionship’.
Fixing social care is a hot topic right now, especially since the gauntlet has well and truly passed on to the new Prime Minister.
It’s no secret that carers are often viewed as the unsung heroes of healthcare. It became even more evident during a talk given by Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, in which he highlighted the opportunities and challenges faced by those providing care and the unfortunate message that the Secretary of State for […]
The need to improve the lives of elderly people and those living with dementia is becoming more prevalent, given the context of the UK’s ageing population. Dementia is now the UK’s leading killer with the number of people with the condition set to rise from 850,000 today to more than a million by 2025, according […]
In all of the sectors I have worked in previously – retail, security, technology, distribution, insurance, automotive and, of course, the accounting profession – people are invested in, trained and valued; some more than others but all to an extent are cared about and cared for. The ‘personhood’ of individuals in the various corporate teams […]
Few issues are more contentious or emotive than the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and, more specifically, robots in care.