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Revolutionary access security for domiciliary and homecare services

Revolutionary access security for domiciliary and homecare services

The police have highlighted Loxal Security’s revolutionary Letterbox Keysafe, and sees it as a potential solution to a growing problem of burglaries in the London and Home Counties area, by accrediting it with its ‘Secured by Design’ rubber stamp of approval. The burglaries are taking place largely as a result of old-fashioned keysafes, some of […]

31st August 2017 | By | Reply More
New research identifies cost as the biggest barrier to digital medicine management in care homes

New research identifies cost as the biggest barrier to digital medicine management in care homes

Insufficient funding is the biggest issue facing the care home industry today, with cost as the main barrier to switching to digital medicine management methods, according to new research* conducted by Well Careplus. A survey commissioned by Well Careplus revealed that 65% of care home professionals agree that ‘not enough funding’ is the biggest issue […]

16th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Improve safety and enhance quality of life for care home residents and staff

Improve safety and enhance quality of life for care home residents and staff

In the past two years, care home providers reported 11,000 work related accidents in the UK. People handling is the most common cause of injury to staff, and low falls causing five fatalities and over 150 major injuries to residents*. Yet many of these injuries to both residents and staff in care homes could potentially […]

6th April 2016 | By | Reply More
Dimensions appoints independent safeguarding chair

Dimensions appoints independent safeguarding chair

Dimensions has further strengthened its safeguarding processes by appointing an independent chair to its safeguarding panel – becoming one of very few organisations to open up to independent scrutiny in this way.   Richard Crompton is a former Chief Constable and is currently Chairman of the Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board and Plymouth Hospitals Trust. He […]

7th July 2015 | By | Reply More
Report on the deprivation of liberty safeguards published by CQC

Report on the deprivation of liberty safeguards published by CQC

The Care Quality Commission today publishes its fifth annual monitoring report on the implementation of the deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS). These are part of the Mental Capacity Act, and they protect the rights of adults in care homes and hospitals who lack mental capacity, in situations where they need to be deprived of their […]

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