1910, 2020

Adapting to the new normal: How has COVID-19 affected social care?


Future waves of COVID-19: “As the UK prepares for potential future waves of the virus, The Health Foundation warns that social care must be given equal priority to the NHS, including a great focus on domiciliary care.” (The Health Foundation). Everyone is feeling the affects of the COVID-19 pandemic. With potential new waves on the horizon, we need to be proactive and ensure that we are prepared. “Policy action on social care has focused primarily on care homes and this has [...]

1210, 2020

Living alone: Can it cause a decline in your physical health?


Recent statistics have shown that social Isolation and loneliness is becoming more common amongst the older population in the UK. “Half a million older people go at least five or six days a week without speaking to anyone at all” (Age UK) and “currently 1 in 3 older people in the UK live alone” (The Health Foundation) – a sad statistic which indicates the current lack of support available to those who chose to live independently during their golden years. [...]

610, 2020

#DigitalWorkplaceDay: Getting to know the Ethel Care team


It’s Digital Workplace day; “Whether your digital transformation started in 2020, or you’ve been at this for a long time, the digital workplace is here to stay”. (Business wire). Companies have had to adapt, innovate and improvise on a daily basis. Ethel Care, based in N.I, expanded their team during COVID-19 creating a virtual team, with new staff based in London and Scotland. The post-pandemic workforce is changing and starting at a new company without ever meeting your colleagues can [...]

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