Category: Blog

Understanding how data security affects home care

Technology is used in our everyday lives, from managing bank accounts to booking tickets for holidays, so the push to go digital within the care industry comes as no surprise. With benefits such as improving the quality of care, reducing costs and increasing communication between care providers and clients, technology within home care brings a… Read more »

Technology is key theme of Sector Pulse Check

Assistive technologies

Technology – and assistive technologies in particular – came out as one of the key themes of hft’s latest Sector Pulse Check.  The report, which provides an annual snapshot of the financial health of the social care sector, surveyed a number of care organisations, including Care England, Learning Disability England and multiple UK care providers across learning… Read more »

Making Waves: National Apprenticeship Week 2020

National Apprenticeship Week 2020 - Making Waves

We conclude our series of interviews for National Apprenticeship Week 2020 with our Operations Director, Cheryl Guest, to give us an employer’s perspective. Cheryl’s role includes the recruitment process, daily task assignments and being the bridge between the apprenticeship scheme and the business. We caught up with Cheryl to discuss the advantages of hiring apprentices… Read more »

Strong start to decade as Unique IQ sweeps-up string of award nominations

Golden star, awards

Unique IQ continues to go from strength-to-strength, kicking off the year with a string of award nominations. The technology company has received recognition for its software across all three of its main sectors – domiciliary care, contract cleaning and facilities management. Excellence in home care First up is a nomination for the Home Care Awards,… Read more »

Meet Unique IQ this spring

Unique IQ at the Care Show 2019

Unique IQ will be attending a number of events this spring – the perfect opportunity to come and talk to us about how our technology can help you manage a remote workforce, whether that’s within home care or contract cleaning/facilities management. Why not come and see us at one of the following shows? Entry is free, and… Read more »

Making Progress: National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week 2020 - Making Progress

Continuing in our series marking National Apprenticeship Week 2020, we talk to Scott Drinkwater, who started as an apprentice with Unique IQ over six years ago and is now our Product Manager for IQ:timecard. Scott joins us to discuss what being an apprentice was like and how it has set him up for a lifetime career… Read more »

Making Impact: National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week 2020 - Making Impact

As National Apprenticeship Week is upon us, we’ve taken five minutes out of our busy schedule to share a coffee and a chat with some of our apprentices, both present and past.  Joining us on the current apprenticeships team are Oskar Wenta and Bruno Pereira. Telling us about past success being an apprentice is Scott Drinkwater…. Read more »

Shaping Unique IQ: Core values

Unique IQ's core values

Our core values help to create a template of what our business is about; creating a picture for clients to understand what we offer, how we approach the development of our products and client support, as well as how we manage team and individual performances. Read on to find out more and to gain an… Read more »

5 workforce trends in home care 2020

Home care workforce trends 2020

2020 is set to bring continued growth in the domiciliary care industry. From increased demand, to wage increases, to technology-enabled care, we take a look at some of the biggest trends expected to affect the home care workforce in 2020. More job vacancies Health and social care dominated the rankings of fastest-growing jobs in 2019,… Read more »