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Working in a care and nursing home setting demands a uniform that’s reliable, comfortable and capable of working as hard as your valued staff do. With more than 100 years’ experience working in the healthcare industry, Grahame Gardner Ltd understands this need and is proud to offer one of the largest ranges of high-quality uniforms in the UK. From head to toe, our range contains everything your staff many need – from tunics and scrubs, to trousers and shoes. No matter how tough the demands of the job are, our

hard-wearing uniforms are up to the challenge, providing your team and your patients with that all-important extra peace of mind. Choose from our extensive colour palette to create uniforms that represent your company’s identity, and make employees feel proud to be a vital part of them whenever they put their uniform on. Grahame Gardner are currently running an incredible offer for Care and Nursing Homes who can benefit from an exclusive 40% off their staff uniforms. Visit for more information about our exclusive discount call 0116 255 6326 or email

Badgemaster Launch Range Of Dementia Friendly Name Badges Badgemaster launched a new and modified range of Dementia Friendly name badges at the recent Dementia Care and Nursing Home Expo. Names help us connect and start conversations. They help build trust and encourage us to put confidence in one another, especially in unfamiliar circumstances or care settings like hospitals and care homes. Name badges are a familiar sight in many of these environments yet often aren’t helpful for those who need them most. For people living with dementia or who have memory loss, a name badge can improve interactions and alleviate frustration of not remembering a name. With bright colours and large font sizes to choose, we have

demonstrated that a little innovation goes a long way in a care home environment. A brightly coloured badge will help it stand out against clothing so it can be seen effortlessly. The retina can easily pick out specific colour text on a particular colour background, and so the contrast is crucial to make the badge more legible. A good example is a black text on a yellow background. White or lightyellow text on a dark background

works well too. If you’re going to great lengths to design a highly visible name badge, make sure it can easily be seen when it’s worn. It’s helpful for everyone to wear their name badge in the same place all the time too – it helps people remember where to look for it when they can’t recall a name. By taking a person-centred approach and considering the challenges a person living with dementia might face, we can understand what makes a name badge dementia-friendly. Design a dementia-friendly name badge for your care home online at or by speaking to our expert advisors on 01623723112 and working with our in-house design team.

Meltemi Specialist Uniform Suppliers Meltemi have been designing and manfacturing garments for the healthcare market for over 30 years. We are key providers to the NHS, private healthcare, GP surgeries and residential care homes market across the UK. So whether its tunics for nursing staff, blouses and suiting for administrative staff or catering or workwear uniforms we have it covered. Full control over our group owned supply chain means we can respond quickly to changing demand. Owning our own factories also means that we have complete control of our quality standards. We guarantee our garments for a minimum of two years . We are passionate about our responsibilities towards our working community and are committed to doing the right thing. We care about the health, safety

and welfare of our employees. We are full members of the Ethical Trading Initiative and have been audited to Labour Standards Assurance Scheme level 4 which is the highest level achievable. We have a full service offer which covers standard brochure garment ranges as well as having bespoke design capabilities and can manage standardisation projects for those organisations wishing to simplify their range of uniforms. We are a team of straightforward, honest and transparent people who are committed to delivering proactive customer service. For further information please contacts us – Telephone: 01603 731330 Website:

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The Carer #44 Spring 2019  

Issue #44 of The Carer - The leading independent publication for nursing and residential care homes. Published Spring (April) 2019.

The Carer #44 Spring 2019  

Issue #44 of The Carer - The leading independent publication for nursing and residential care homes. Published Spring (April) 2019.

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