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Aedifica snaps up Shropshire care home for £11.5m

Belgian real estate investment trust outfit Aedifica has acquired the Uplands care home in Shropshire from Marches Care for £11.5m.

Handsale ready to worship Priesty Fields care home opening

Care provider Handsale is to cut the ribbon on its £15m Priesty Fields luxury care home in Cheshire on 15 November.

Keegan to give special address at ARCO conference next month

Care minister Gillian Keegan will next month make a speech on housing-with-care at the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) conference in London.

Cornerstone Healthcare launches ‘golden career’ bonus scheme

Cornerstone Healthcare has launched an uncapped, annual ‘golden career’ bonus scheme for nurses in a bid to tackle the effects of the sector wide problem of recruitment and retention.

Dorset delight for McCarthy Stone as £41m retirement village approved

McCarthy Stone has got the green light to build a £41m urban retirement village in Wimborne, Dorset.

CQC: acute social care staff pressure threatens tsunami of unmet need

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has warned an acute staff shortage in social care in England has pushed the sector to the brink of collapse.

Government launches £162.5m social care workforce fund

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has launched a £162.5m workforce retention and recruitment fund to bolster the dedicated social care workforce.

Impact Healthcare REIT snaps up south-west care home for £5.75m

Impact Healthcare REIT has acquired a purpose-built, 83-bed care home in south-west England for £5.75m.

Westgate Healthcare plants Chestnut Manor in east London

Care provider Westgate Healthcare has opened the 60-bed Chestnut Manor home in Wanstead in east London.

Hallmark tunes up for musician on prescription programme

Hallmark Care Homes has launched an initiative where a visit from a musician can be prescribed to support people living with dementia.

Care England: Covid jab rule could be straw that breaks camel’s back

Care England has warned that mandatory Covid jab rules for the adult social care workforce that come into effect next month could place an unsustainable burden on providers.

Hallmark Foundation calls for ‘Office for Care and Ageing Well’

An ‘Office for Care and Ageing Well’ that would monitor and report unmet care needs is one of host of recommendations in a new paper published by the Hallmark Foundation charity.

Knight Frank award puts stamp on Signature luxury home

Signature Care Homes has won the Knight Frank 2022 Luxury Care Home Award for its Signature at Beckenham development in south-east London.

Rinnai warms to fuel savings with hot water systems

Fuel cost savings of 30 per cent and lower carbon emissions are realistic on all continuous flow hot water heating units and systems installed at any commercial site, according to tankless water heater supplier Rinnai UK.

Care homes 'under huge pressure' to meet Covid jab deadline

Care home operators are under “huge pressure” to meet the November deadline for workers and volunteers to have been double jabbed, according to human resources consultancy HR Anchor.

Salvation for £2.2m closed Bucks home with Salveo Care acquisition

Salveo Care has acquired the closed Chiltern Court care home in Buckinghamshire off an asking price of £2.2m with a view to building a new facility.

Vida Healthcare appoints manager for flagship dementia home

Vida Healthcare has appointed Victoria Edwards as manager of its flagship Vida Grange dementia care home in Harrogate.

Leading social care voices to be questioned by MPs about sector reform

Leading social care voices are to be questioned by the Housing Communities and Local Government (HCLG) select committee about the government’s plans to reform the sector.

Age UK: council tax needs 10pc rise for social care to stand still

Council tax would have to rise by an average ten per cent next year to allow social care just to stand still, according to analysis by charity Age UK.

Parkhaven Trust files £5m plans to maximise Maghull site

Merseyside care provider Parkhaven Trust has filed plans to build a £5m, 36-bed care home at its Maghull estate.

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