CHAMPIONS SOCIAL CARE Belmont Healthcare has joined care sector leaders in creating a charitable initiative called ‘Championing Social Care’ to, shine a light on the incredible value of the social care sector and those who live and work within it.

Adam Hutchison, MD of Belmont Healthcare

Pioneered by a volunteer-led group of passionate leaders from across the care sector, Belmont Healthcare Managing Director Adam Hutchison joins a handful of notable ambassadors which include- Professor Martin Green OBE of Care England, and Karolina Gerlich of The Care Workers Charity- to recognise the work and value of the social care sector.

Adam Hutchison explained more about his Ambassador status: “I personally want to do more to share with a wider audience the selfless and amazing work those in the care sector provide. For the vast majority, COVID-19 has changed how they work, for those in the care sector it’s only heightened the need to protect and care for those most vulnerable.

“During the national lockdown, care workers were living in the care homes they work, not seeing their own families, not deserting their posts, but giving even more than they already do to care for the family members of others. That selflessness is indicative across the whole sector that works to care with dedication and compassion regardless of a pandemic. My status as an Ambassador of the Championing Social Care initiative will continue to spread this message until those that work in care receive the recognition and respect they rightly deserve.”

The Championing Social Care initiative will act as an umbrella organisation to the notable Care Sector Fundraising Ball and recent social media campaign #SparkleforSocialCare. It will also encompass the Care Home Open Day which is set to relaunch in 2021 and, excitingly, in January 2021 a brilliant new virtual event, “Care Sector’s got Talent!” which is dedicated to showcasing the amazing talents of the social care sector.


SUPPORT CARE HOMES Design and manufacturing specialist Regency Design has launched a range of automatic hand sanitising units and temperature reading systems to protect vulnerable patients and workers in care homes as lockdown measures begin to ease.

Complying with the Equality Act, the automatic hand sanitising dispensers are created to accommodate care homes of all sizes and patients of all abilities, including those in wheelchairs.

The units are lightweight, yet robust and sturdy, and feature a SteriTouch Antimicrobial powder coating to prevent the

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growth of bacteria, biofilm, mould and other viruses by up to 99.99%, making them safe to touch and handle.

To protect staff and patients further, optional glove and mask boxes can be added to the side of the units for quick and easy access to necessary PPE.

Along with these units, Regency Design has also launched a new IR thermal scanner that can read people’s temperatures from 80cm away, making them non-invasive and easy to use. The thermal scanners can be attached to the side of the hand sanitising units and alert staff when a patient has a high temperature so that they can be cared for accordingly.

Zak Manhire, Chief Commercial Officer at Regency Design,

said that the team has worked hard to provide care homes with necessary PPE: “We have adapted our original automatic hand sanitising units to be inclusive of all patients at care homes, including those less able and those in wheelchairs. We have also provided various options and attachments for the units to further protect patients and staff, but in a stress-free and non-invasive manner.”

As a fully brandable product, the automatic hand sanitising units can be customised to fit into any care home, with colour and logos to blend in with their environment.

The sanitising units are 100% made in Britain, which results in quick and effective manufacturing, as well as supporting the UK economy during such tough times.

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