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What are the Different Kinds of Retirement Property

There are now 705 million people on the planet who are over 65. With this in mind, it’s unsurprising that a variety of different forms of retirement property have taken shape over the years. Here are some of the key types of retirement properties that you can find here in the UK and some of their distinctive features. Sheltered housing Sheltered housing is a form of accommodation which allows elderly residents to live independently. It usually takes the form of self-contained flats and, unlike many conventional blocks of flats, features an array of different communal facilities for residents to enjoy. This…

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What Do Residents and Their Families Look For In a Care Home?

When a resident chooses a care home, they are making an important decision about their future. It is up to a care provider to facilitate an intuitive service from the outset, and knowing what a resident is looking for from a care home is the most effective way of achieving this. First impressions The ability of a care home to dispel any anxieties or trepidations a resident might have early on can never be underestimated. Naturally, this comes primarily from the attitude and communication of the staff and operators, but a large part of a good first impression stems from the…

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Quality Of Care vs Lack Of Standardised Inspections

There would appear to be something problematic happening in our care homes. Many people will be familiar with the horrible tales of abuse and neglect which have been publicised, showing the elderly and vulnerable being taken advantage of where we most expect them to be looked after and respected. Results from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) appear to show that there are many more care homes in the South East and Yorkshire & Humberside regions which fall into their “inadequate” rating than anywhere else in the country. They don’t just top the table for the most homes labelled with this rating,…

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The Benefits of Getting Your School Refurbished

The experiences that we have at school shape us for the rest of our lives. From the subjects we take to the friendships we form, everything we do (and don’t do) will influence the path we follow, so it’s important to try and set up our schools right now to give the students of today and adults of tomorrow the best experiences possible. So, let’s take a look in detail at what practical benefits school renovation can have. Attracting the best staff Good facilities aren’t just something that parents are looking for when they assess a school, this is something that…

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The 5 Most Effective Classroom Refurbishments to Improve Your School

The true challenge for any school is to get children to love the process of learning. While much of this challenge is centred around the quality of the teaching staff and the culture that’s been fostered at the school, it’s also true that the physical structure and buildings of the school have a part to play. With this in mind, let’s take a look at our 5 most effective classroom refurbishments that can improve schools for both the students and the teachers. Library If you want your students to fall in love with reading and learning, having the right library area is…

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