Care Home Fire Safety

Due to a decline in fire services across the UK, it is important to understand better the need for better practices in care home fire safety.

Between 2011-2016, funding for national fire services was reduced by amounts ranging from 26%, up to 39% depending on the area. Over the same period, some 11,000+ fire-fighting roles have disappeared.

This situation means that it is more important than ever to have an understanding of fire safety principles, and knowledge of prevention methods that could prove critical in both preventing and dealing with workplace fires.

This article discusses some simple steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of fires breaking out in residential care homes and the general workplace.

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What Should I do if Someone has a Heart Attack around me?

Every year in the UK, 1 in 3 people who suffer from a heart attack die before reaching a hospital.

Many factors contribute to this statistic, including the fact that some heart attacks are fatal regardless of any level of medical support.

However, the proper response to heart attacks from people who are witnessing one can improve the victim’s chance of surviving, both until emergency medical teams arrive and in the long run. This article addresses how to identify a heart attack, and, of course, what you should do if you do witness one.

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Eating Disorders – What type of eating disorder exist ?

Eating disorders can be emotionally and physically depleting conditions. At least 1.25 million people in the UK suffer from these with up to 6.4% of the population showing signs of developing the conditions.

Much more attention is given to eating disorders than has historically been the case, meaning more work is being done to help cure those who suffer from the problems.

However, there are a variety of different eating disorders, and each affects its victims differently. This article takes a brief look at the symptoms of some of the most common eating disorders

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Wellbeing policy – A guide for Care Homes

A wellbeing policy is a great way for a care provider to show that they take mental health seriously. It shows commitment to staff, their patients and all that visit. It also helps keep the focus on health when implementing other procedures.

Ideally the wellbeing policy should be central to the providers business plan and available to all from the start. If however you need to review existing practices, look no further.

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Handling Conflict Situations

Conflict typically occurs due to differences between at least two parties that disagree on ideas or find themselves in a difficult situation. The root cause of conflict in the workplace varies but left unchecked it can become a destructive force. Handling conflict and the ability to remain calm in such a situation is a requirement of any supervisory role.

This article looks at various aspects of conflict and offers Dos and Dont’s in any heated situation.

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