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Savvy care homes prepare for further lockdowns

As we now enter the feared second wave with regional lockdowns emerging, the nation braces itself for another bumpy ride on what feels like a 'Covid merry go round'.  The Care Home Sector was hard hit in the first wave, with staff stranded at work, forced to camp out in nursing home gardens so that they didn't endanger their own families or abandon the residents who relied upon their care. Summer camping is all very well, but this wave is hitting as winter creeps in, and care homes are left wondering how they are going to provide housing for staff who need to take care of their residents who rely so greatly on their care. Pilgrim Wood Residential & Dementia Home in Surrey were determined to keep their staff and residents safe and comfortable during the first wave of Covid-19. The team of staff at Pilgrim Wood provide residents with 24hr personal and social care. When Covid hit the vulnerability of staff and residents became so great, that they took the decision for staf…

Local designer shields Lincoln retailers during lock down

Local product designer, Mark Panton has been working to help create a safer working environment for retailers in Lincoln and the surrounding area during the Covid-19 lockdown and help others to return to their businesses as the country moves forward.

Retailers who stay open to supply essential items to the public and businesses, need to provide measures to minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19 and avoid exposing themselves, their staff and their customers. This isn’t always easy and many are having to rely on masks, gloves and standard counter shields which don’t provide maximum protection when two metre distancing is not possible. Retailers often don’t have the required PPE to keep trading safely.  Mark explained, “Shops and retailers are providing a valuable service to their community during the lock-down period and require maximum protection for themselves and their customers.  I design and build bespoke timber frame structures from my workshop in Lincoln and knew that I could hel…

Our new friends at Landscapes for Learning

Outdoor learning for schools in the UK is one of our passions. It is our hope that one day, every school can offer children outdoor learning classrooms and equipment to enhance learning and inspire young minds. We believe that children need enticing back outside away from the screens to take time to simply play.

We now have the pleasure of working with the 'Landscapes for Learning' who share our passion. Founded and run by Gwenllian and her husband Craig Hill in Cardiff, Landscapes for Learning design and make outdoor learning equipment for schools in the UK.  Gwenllian and Craig are both passionate about providing quality, innovative equipment to inspire and stimulate outdoor play for children. 
Craig, a former teacher, saw the need for outdoor learning provision in UK schools. He left his teaching career, trained in joinery and started Landscapes for Learning alongside Gwenllian. Craig explains, "I ended up building a mud kitchen for a friend who told me that her schoo…