17th Sep 2020
DHSC PRESS RELEASE: More than half a billion pounds given to social care to reduce Coronavirus transmission over the winter
Care providers will be given an extra £546m to bolster infection control
20th Jul 2020
Ridouts: specialist health and social care lawyers
Ridouts, specialist health and social care solicitors, is delighted to announce that it has partnered with the National Care Association.
9th Jul 2020
Immigration proposals could create workforce cliff-edge for social care, warn national bodies
Care homes and other social care services could face a ‘staffing blackhole’ if temporary arrangements are not introduced to manage the initial impact of the Government’s Immigration Bill, the leaders of 37 national organisations have warned.
7th Jul 2020
apetito finds innovative way to support care homes.
The apetiser takes to the road!
2nd Jul 2020
Press Release: Faulty Masks
We are deeply concerned about the recall of masks which were sent to every care home in the country at the peak of the pandemic
10th September 2015
Partnership arrangement with Sky, here are the following benefits to our Members
Sky has developed tailored packages for the care home sector, enabling operators to offer a home-from-home experience for both residents and visitors, by providing Sky in communal areas and in rooms, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity, powered by The Cloud. This bespoke package has been produced after discovering over 65’s view more TV on Sky than any other age group*.
January 2015 sees the launch of an exciting new partnership between Sky and a activity provider Oomph! (Our Organisation Makes People Happy!). As part of this, new Care Home Subscribers to the Sky Lounge package will receive a £500Oomph! voucher to put towards bringing some more Oomph! into your home every day.
With a Sky+ box^ activity co-ordinators and planners can pause, rewind and record live TV, – turning residents’ favourite programmes into a truly interactive experience. The combination of TV and WiFi access can also be of benefit to residents’ families, encouraging them to visit more, stay longer and make the care home experience really feel like a “home from home” for residents and loved ones alike.
* Over 65s Sky TV viewing statistics based on Sky IQ data, April 2014. ^Sky+ box costs an additional £55 ex VAT. WiFi availability subject to location. WiFi pricing subject to survey. Set up fee applies.