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CONTENTS


Contents 16


COVER STORY


THE SMARTSEATPRO CareFlex showcase The


SmartSeatPro which was Highly Commended by the judges at the BBH awards 2016.


NEWS 06


We get to grips with the latest report from Age UK, ‘No one


should have no one: working to end loneliness amongst older people’, and the recently announced Social Care Support grant which is reportedly going to provide the sector with an extra £240million. For this, and plenty more of the latest sector news, look no further.


FEATURES 14


SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPY FOR STROKE


SURVIVORS: TACKLING ASPHASIA Stroke Association shine a light on aphasia, offering advice on how to support stroke survivors who are struggling to communicate.


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MISSING OUT Research from Carers UK


shows lack of carer support affects the health and finances of those looking after loved ones, causing the charity to call for policies to identify carers and promote their health and well-being.


WASTE & RECYCLING 22


A LEGACY FOR THE CARE SECTOR: REDUCE,


REUSE, RECYCLE Furniture Recycling Group calls for a best practice framework to help care home managers make informed decisions on the manufacture, acquisition and disposal of the mattresses they use.


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DEMENTIA CARE 30 35


DEMENTIA THROUGH THEIR EYES: HOW TO DELIVER


PERSON-CENTRED CARE The Good Care Group talk about their dementia guide, designed to raise awareness on how to care for a loved one living with the condition.


RECRUITMENT


Y WE NEED TO ENGAGE WITH GENERATION Z


Connect2Care looks at why care businesses need to do more to attract the younger generation to a rewarding career in the sector, and how they can use the Apprenticeship Levy to help achieve this.


LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT 40 twitter.com/TomorrowsCare


CARE HOME CLOWNS AROUND We find out more about the East


London residents being encouraged to take up clowning, magic, juggling and acrobatics as part of a performing arts residency programme.


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