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  • Andy Perrins Category Manager of Social Care at YPO

    Meet the Category Manager - Andy Perrins

    20 November 2020 By Andy Perrins - Category Manager of Social Care and Emergency Services at YPO

    Andy started working at YPO in May 2018 after moving from a local authority, he is now the Category Manager for Social Care and Emergency Services.

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    Supplier relief and care market

    24 April 2020 By Andy Perrins - Category Manager of Social Care at YPO

    All providers/suppliers are under pressure to maintain services during the COVID-19 crisis and this is especially impacting the care sector, which is facing unprecedented demand and operational challenges.

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  • elderly woman in room with painting and window

    Relieving the symptoms of dementia through design

    06 January 2020 By Emma Quinn - Furniture and Design Project Manager at YPO

    Dementia is an umbrella term for many different diseases that affect the mind. Because of this, people with Dementia can suffer from a variety of different symptoms and side effects. Little changes in their environment can relieve the pressures of daily life in the long term for all kinds of people with Dementia.

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    The campaign to help tackle plastic waste

    05 September 2019 By Steve Sefton, Category Buyer – Food

    TV shows and the media are becoming ever more focused on the negative impact of single use plastics and the grave impact they have on the environment and in-particular, the world’s oceans and the creatures who live within them. By making small changes in our day to day lives, we can help contribute to a more positive future.

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    Meet the Buyer - Claire Deacey

    07 June 2019 By Claire Deacey, Category Buyer - Social Care

    Claire started working for YPO in January this year as a Category Buyer for the Social Care team.

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  • Stress management tips

    19 February 2019 By John Harrison - Learning and Development Business Partner, YPO

    According to the 2018 Education Support Partnership Teacher Wellbeing Index, 67% of education professionals describe themselves as stressed. Let me start out by saying, although this article is written in a light way, I do understand the impact prolonged stress can have, and I can speak from personal experience on the significant impact acute stress has had on my own mental health. This article is designed to provide a range of practical solutions that could support people with managing stress.

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  • Commissioning - Benefits of Market Engagement

    Commissioning: Benefits of Market Engagement

    04 December 2018 By Lesley Harper - Social Care Category Manager

    Effective commissioning of health and social care services starts with having a sound understanding of the needs of service users, the outcomes you’re trying to achieve or the gap you’re trying to fill.

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  • Care technology benefits blog

    Benefits of care technology for social care

    29 November 2018 By Lesley Harper - Social Care Category Manager

    Care technology is not new to social care. Analogue technology such as personal alarms and mobile warden services, have been used for decades in sheltered housing to help people remain independent and safe.

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  • Category Manager - ICT Innovation

    Meet the Category Manager - Ash Cartwright

    17 September 2018 By Ash Cartwright - Category Manager

    Ashley joined YPO nine years ago and is a Category Manager for ICT Innovation in the Procurement Services team.

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  • care home

    Ten happy days tips for care homes

    15 June 2018 By Gillian Hesketh, Happy Days

    Designers spend weeks, months, even years researching safe environments, product durability, audience potential usage and much more.

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