Category: Blog

Innovation & technology – the drivers behind good quality care

Care Quality Commission - state of adult health and social care 2019

The Care Quality Commission has published its latest report on the state of adult health and social care in England.  The data compiled within this document concentrates on the quality and quantity of care available within England for both mental and physical health. The report tackles several issues and hurdles faced within care, such as… Read more »

State of the adult social care workforce 2019

There were 1.62 million jobs in adult social care in England in 2018 - Skills for Care

Skills for Care recently released its latest report analysing the 1.62 million people working within adult social care in England (1). The data covers topics such as employment information, recruitment and retention, pay, and future workforce forecasts. The data has been gathered via the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDCS-SC). Launched in 2007,… Read more »

International Week of Happiness at Work

International Week of Happiness at Work

What makes a great workplace? Is it the people? The location? The management? A mix of everything? In celebration of ‘International Week of Happiness at Work’ our team helped us to compile the top 10 reasons that Unique IQ is a great place to work. 1. The location We’ve been very lucky to find an… Read more »

National Coding Week: Meet our developers

Binary code

To celebrate National Coding Week, we took some time to chat to some of our developers for an insight into the world of programming, debugging, and everything in between.  Luke is one of our most experienced developers with over 15 years of code review and testing.   Oskar is an apprentice who joined Unique IQ in… Read more »

Solving human problems through code

Solving problems through code

How we solve human problems through code – National Coding Week 2019 As a software company, one of the main areas of our work is to solve problems through code. Since our very beginnings, we have been using code to try to improve various business activities, and to solve some very human problems. Back in… Read more »

What to look for in a software provider

Software developers - how to choose a software provider

Things to considering when looking for a new piece of software for your business So you’re thinking about a new piece of software for your business. It’s a big deal. Software projects can be notorious for over-running, costing more than planned, and failing to live up to expectations. But it doesn’t have to be that… Read more »

Smartphones & lone working

Lone home carer pushing elderly woman in wheelchair

The influence of smartphone technology on lone working Recently, Skills for Care has released its much anticipated guide ‘Supporting staff that regularly work alone’¹, focused around the lone workers of the home care sector. With more than 8 million lone workers currently within the UK, making up approximately 22% of the UK workforce, businesses are… Read more »

Technology in care: what Britain’s ageing population expects

Older person using technology while exercising

Technology in care: what Britain’s ageing population expects From waking up to an alarm clock on our mobile phone, to using a computer at work and interacting with smart televisions at home, using technology has become second nature to humans. We have become confident using our phones to book a holiday to the other side… Read more »

The transformational power of mobile technology in care

5G technology – the next generation of wireless network – has the potential to transform health and social care. As highlighted in a recent report by the Liverpool 5G testbed, one of a series of projects testing the possibilities of 5G, the speed and reliability of 5G technology “makes it perfect for supporting health devices… Read more »