Energy Saving Week – 17-23 January 2024
With a focus on environmental sustainability within health and social care it would remiss of us not to highlight the need for providers across the industry to set their sights on making their operations sustainable. Indeed, CQC are now shining a light on environmental sustainability and there is a clear expectation that under the Key Question of Well-led that the Quality Statement of Environmental Sustainability is understood and clearly evidenced.
Energy Saving Week – everyone’s responsibility
Energy Saving Week is a national initiative aiming to raise awareness and encourage individuals and business alike to look to saving energy, lower fuel emissions and ultimately to protect our planet.
With recent hikes in the cost of fuel and energy across the board, we are all feeling the pinch both personally and within business organisations. As challenging as this is, the current economic situation has highlighted just how we can address energy loss and wastage and gives hints and tips of how to modify and manage our carbon footprint more effectively.
Regardless of who we are, our age, location or workplace we are all accountable when it comes to saving energy and doing our bit, no matter how small our input is. Minimising our energy use will without doubt, impact positively on the effect that we have on the environment and will help with the threat and effects of global warming.
Here’s a few energy saving tips!
- Energy saving week activities include thinking about and acting upon:
- Look at your utility provider and get the best deal for you and the environment
- Look at different types of energy to power your home and office
- Making the most of natural air and light
- Turning off appliances and lights when not in use
- Change to LED light bulbs, which consume up to a whopping 90% less than incandescent light bulbs and last 35 to 50 times longer
- Where and when possible add insulation, this may mean approaching a landlord either for your rented home or office space.
- Use public transport or car share
- Minimising paper use by switching to digital processes and note keeping
What about your work space?
We can practice all of the the above both at work and at home. Within the workplace regardless of size, we must all pull together to make businesses environmentally sustainable. Significant savings can be made through strategic energy planning within the business environment and tightening up energy usage will certainly free up budgets to give providers more funds to invest back into their services.
How does CareLineLive help with energy saving?
CareLineLive’s features are developed to make business operations as slick and effective as possible. Our capacity planning and travel time estimate features use the Google Maps platform which provides estimates of travel time and distances between visits whether the carer is travelling on foot, by bike, car or using public transport. This will certainly help providers plan effectively to improve productivity between consecutive care visits thus cutting down on fuel emissions and enhancing continuity of care.
CareLineLive customers are well on the way to the paperless office as everything is stored digitally in the cloud. This also minimises trips that carers have to make between service users homes and the office.
These features are just a snapshot of what we offer at CareLineLive. For more info and to book a demo, head over to carelinelive.com