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Russell Pillar of Spearhead Healthcare on caring for carers

Russell Pillar, director of care interiors at Spearhead Healthcare, advises how the right equipment and training makes a huge difference – to staff, residents and families…

All of us are aware that the care sector is burgeoning as our elderly population continues to rise. In fact, the Office for National Statistics has predicted a 36% growth in people aged 85+ between 2015 and 2025, up to 2million, and this is expected to lead to even higher demand for care home services.

Providing this care is of course reliant on carers, which means attracting and retaining staff is crucial to the sector. However, here there is a growing challenge, with some 110,000 vacancies in England’s adult social care sector at any given time and a 30.7% average annual staff turnover, according to Skills for Care. 

Henry Howard Finance and Wissner-Bosserhoff launch exclusive UK partnership

A new partnership between a leading UK business finance provider and top furniture manufacturer is set to offer care homes more flexible ways to enjoy high-end beds and furniture. 

Henry Howard Finance (HHF), has launched an exclusive national partnership with German medical and nursing home bed and furniture manufacturer, Wissner-Bosserhoff, part of the LinetGroup.

This exclusive funding partnership will allow Wissner-Bosserhoffto offer straightforward and flexible finance solutions to UK customers wishing to purchase its high-end nursing home and hospital beds. 

Wissner-Bosserhoffuses a combination of leading technology, high-quality design and a customer-driven focus to deliver tailored nursing solutions to retirement homes, residential care establishments and hospitals across the world. As part of the wider LINET Group SE – based in the Netherlands – the company has over twenty years’ experience in the nursing sector, and has operated in the UK for over fifteen years.