Month: August 2020

Technology’s role in ensuring safe service delivery post COVID-19

Technology's role in ensuring safe service delivery for cleaning businesses

The coronavirus pandemic has shone a spotlight on the cleaning industry, with stringent hygiene regulations, risk reduction and sky-high client expectations amongst the many demands now facing cleaning businesses. Technology will be central to ensuring safe service delivery in a post-COVID world. As the UK begins to settle back into some sort of routine following… Read more »

Unique IQ in the news

Unique IQ in the news - summer 2020

Unique IQ has been in the news a lot recently, talking about our vision for the future of home care technology and the launch of our new guide to achieving Outstanding CQC ratings. Here’s a round-up. The future for home care technology Our vision for how technology in domiciliary care will look in the future… Read more »

Meeting regulation 9: person-centred care

Person-centred care

Over the last decade, the practice of ‘person-centred care’ has been one of the main talking points within the domiciliary care industry. From becoming a recognised regulation of the Care Quality Commission to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) creating guidance specific to home care, the method of person-centred care is improving… Read more »

The data goldmine

The data goldmine in home care software

According to a 2019 study by Care Improvement Associates, one of the hallmarks of ‘Outstanding’ home care organisations was continuous improvement. CQC reports of Outstanding-rated domiciliary care providers pointed to action plans, audits, systems and processes which clearly demonstrate a focus on continually improving care delivery. By utilising a digital care management system – which… Read more »

Unique IQ launches guide to outstanding CQC ratings

Unique IQ launches guide to Outstanding CQC ratings

Unique IQ launches guide to outstanding CQC ratings Home care technology firm, Unique IQ, has launched a guide to using technology to achieve outstanding CQC ratings. Drawing on real case studies from home care providers such as Home Instead Senior Care and Autism Together, the guide outlines some of the innovative ways technology can be… Read more »

Domiciliary care job numbers overtake residential for first time

Skills for Care social care workforce 2020 data overview

In Skills for Care‘s latest report into the size and structure of the adult social care workforce, the number of jobs in domiciliary care surpassed those in residential care for the first time. The latest analysis, which covers March 2019 to February 2020, includes the number of care organisations in England, an overview of the… Read more »