Category: Blog

Innovating like never before

Senior citizen using tablet technology and headphones

By David Lynes, Managing Director of Unique IQ At a recent conference hosted by healthcare intelligence organisation LaingBuisson, home care leaders agreed that if there could be some good to come out of the coronavirus pandemic, it was the change brought about by greater use of technology within the sector. A time of sweeping change… Read more »

Life after lockdown: Helping your cleaning business plan & prepare

Office deep cleaning to prevent spread of coronavirus

Following an announcement by the UK Government, the nation has begun preparation for the lifting of some of the restrictions that have come in response to the coronavirus pandemic. For the majority of the UK, this means returning to office buildings, schools and other places of work with higher standards of cleaning and hygiene measures… Read more »

Why spreadsheets are a thing of the past


Spreadsheets have been used for decades by businesses for such tasks as timekeeping, staff holiday records and financial data. But the use of spreadsheets can bring more trouble than they’re worth when your business starts to expand, costing time, money and resources. In this blog, we take a look at three reasons why it’s time… Read more »

IQ:timecard – helping to manage a busy home care workforce

Carer with senior laughing, taking medication

With the current lockdown in place, workplaces across the UK have been forced to close, with people working from home to help contain the spread of the coronavirus infection. In some cases, this has made managing a very busy care support workforce more difficult than usual. Through systems such as Unique IQ’s IQ:timecard, this challenge… Read more »

Managing information in home care in challenging times with IQ:careplanner

Care staff using a tablet

As we continue to tackle the global Coronavirus pandemic, the UK’s home care industry has had to face some of its hardest and most testing challenges. In March 2020 a call for help was made by the care industry asking for people to come forward to help tackle the additional care needed by our elderly… Read more »

Three new faces at Unique IQ

Three new starters at Unique IQ - Rhys Evans, Rob Harris, Lisa Lynch

We’ve welcomed three new members to the Unique IQ team over the last 2 months – Lisa Lynch and Rob Harris have joined our customer-facing team, while Rhys Evans is the most recent addition to our team of software developers. Despite some of the challenges presented by working remotely, this terrific trio have settled straight… Read more »

We’re in this together

We'll get through this together

By David Lynes, Managing Director It’s been 7 weeks now since one of our last “normal” days at Unique IQ. We didn’t know what was going to happen at the time, but whilst we exhibited at a very quiet South West Care Show on 12th March, a meeting of the COBRA emergency committee was taking… Read more »

How technology can help answer the CQC’s 5 key lines of enquiry

Young care worker caring for woman with injury

The Care Quality Commission is a keen supporter of technology as a driver for improving standards of care. One of its strategic priorities is to encourage innovation; to not let regulation stand in the way of digital developments, providing they do not come at the expense of high quality, person-centred care. So how can home… Read more »

Outstanding Home Care – a guide to Unique IQ’s technology in care

Outstanding home care - how Unique IQ's technology answers the 5 key lines of enquiry of a CQC inspection

Your guide to Outstanding home care 90% of home care organisations using Unique IQ’s software are rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission. In this guide, we outline how Unique IQ’s care management systems can support your home care organisation in being safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led – the 5 key lines… Read more »