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CONTENTS COVER STORY 16 6


ONE-USE WONDER Cleaning products specialist Chicopee pushes for care


REGULARS


WHAT’S NEW? Our updates section is jam-packed with the latest care sector news, company developments and product and service releases.


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KEEBLES ON THE CASE: RECRUITMENT DURING COVID-19


As demand for staff increases and more people look for a career change during this difficult year, it is vital that employers do not lose sight of rules and regulations when hiring new staff. Catherine Wilson, Partner and Head of Employment at Keebles, offers her advice on the subject.


FEATURES 42


IS YOUR SCREENING STRATEGY SUFFICIENT? Marta Kalas, Co-founder of COVID-19 screening soſtware


developer Thomson Screening, talks you through the dos and don’ts of creating an efficient and thorough COVID-19 screening programme for your care facility.


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HEALTHCARE CONSTRUCTION: A FACTORY-BUILT FUTURE?


What is modular construction and what place and potential future does it have in the health and social care sector? Kirk Taylor, of Kajima, discusses.


FOOD & DRINK


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WASHROOMS & BATHROOMS 18


HANDY TO KNOW Now more than ever, our hands are under serious


strain and our skin is easily dried out and damaged. With this in mind, GOJO Industries-Europe Ltd. explains how to combat occupational dermatitis and improve adherence to handwashing.


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RIDING THE WAVE We discover more about Wavewash, the handwashing


timer born out of necessity during the pandemic to encourage employees to wash their hands for the required length of time.


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MORE THAN JUST A MEAL The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) shines


a light on the Meals on Wheels service and exactly why it has been so vital, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.


MALNUTRITION MATTERS The signs of malnutrition in older people are not


always easy to spot. Find out how best to formalise your approach to the prevention, identification and management of malnutrition within your care facility.


MENTAL HEALTH


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CARE FOR YOUR CARE WORKERS Find out the measures that Exemplar Health Care


have put in place to ensure that the mental health of their colleagues is supported as much as possible.


ARE CARE WORKERS GETTING THE SUPPORT THEY DESERVE?


Research documenting the impact that COVID-19 has had on frontline care workers has referred to this crisis of mental ill health as ‘the second pandemic’. Karolina Gerlich, Executive Director at The Care Workers’ Charity, stresses the importance of ensuring that care organisations support their staff.


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organisations to implement single-use cleaning materials into their regime to stay one step ahead of the coronavirus outbreak.


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PROPERTY & CONSTRUCTION


IS MULTI-GENERATIONAL LIVING THE FUTURE OF CARE? Louise Drew, from law firm Shakespeare Martineau,


examines whether multi-generational living could be common practice for care environments in the future and whether this holds the answer to better care.


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