Archive for June, 2021

Pride Month 2021 | Celebrate, support & listen

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Pride is about communities coming together in celebration, protest, unity and solidarity.

At Fosse Healthcare, equality, inclusion and diversity matters. It is not simply policies and procedures, we maintain an environment where different genders, races, nationalities, and sexual orientations and identities can work comfortably and effectively together.  A workplace culture thriving off unity which is filtered through to our external care.

Every June, we come together with the rest of the world to celebrate diversity and inclusion with Pride month. Pride month takes a positive stand against discrimination and ill-treatment of those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) and helps to raise awareness of diversity and inclusion in all walks of society.

The history of ‘Pride’ dates back to the Stonewall uprising of 1969 when members of the LGBT community clashed with police outside of the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan. This event, and the riots that followed, has since been identified as the birth of the international gay rights movement.

Since then, there has been tremendous strides for the LGBTQ community as we continue to improve the attitudes of society and encourage inclusiveness. However, issues and injustice remain.

With the number of LGBTQ seniors continuously rising (set to double in ten years’ time), health and social care providers must take a heavy stance on equality and tailored support. Around 90% of LGBTQ seniors are currently ageing without children and have little contact with their biological families, so commitment to inclusive care vital. We need to help people feel safe and valued.

Join us throughout June in amplifying Pride’s voice, advocating positive change and pushing for an equal and fair world.

Can technology help people live healthily at home, for longer? | A webinar on the Untapped Potential of Home Care

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Fosse Healthcare’s Managing Director, Volt Sacco and Birdie’s Chief Integrated Care Officer, Malte Gerhold discuss the new technology that is set to revolutionise the Health & Social Care System.

The webinar explores the benefits of the new digital care technology that can enable early identification of ill health and deterioration, giving care workers the opportunity to spot preliminary signs at home. Not only reducing costs and pressures across the NHS care pathway, but it will also minimise ‘revolving door’ patients to keep people living healthily at home, for longer.

Volt Sacco:

“The blend of high contact frequency, readiness of data and high care continuity comes together to place domiciliary care in a strategic place within the health & social care. Being able to identify health risks early on through data and technology and being able to communicate that with a GP is a real win for all parts of the system.

Malte Gerhold:

“What I find exciting about this is that a relatively simple idea and use of technology has the potential to impact so many facets in this collaboration. The impact on the care staff and the care professionals, the impact of the working relationships and the wider impact of the outcomes and system costs is fascinating.”

“The technology will make it as easy as possible to record the information and share it efficiently but also in a way that’s available afterwards, so you are able to see and monitor trends and spot the signs of potential risks.”

Although the initiative is only in its pilot stage, the backing of the programme has been monumental and the initial results and feedback from participating clients and care staff has been overwhelming positive.