RECENT NEWS

Places for People wraps 60-home Grimsby extra care scheme

Living Plus, part of the Places for People Group, has completed construction of a 60-bed extra care development in Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

SoupedUp serves chance to thank care home staff

Care homes across Britain are being encouraged to nominate colleagues to receive recognition in a new programme, CHHW Allstars.

Jobs site sees surge in young people eyeing care careers

Figures revealed by jobs site GetMyFirstJob show Covid-19 has had a major impact on career preference with a big rise reported in young people wanting to work in health and social care.

John’s Campaign issues legal challenge against visitor guidance

John’s Campaign, a group which campaigns for people with dementia to be supported by family carers, has issued court proceedings challenging Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) guidance for visiting in care homes.

Crewe to take Avantage of TODD Architects extra care scheme

Retirement living developer Avantage has secured consent to build a 132-apartment extra care facility in Crewe designed by TODD Architects.

St Monica Trust funds study on long-term Covid impact on older people

St Monica Trust has released funding to help tackle the long-term implications of Covid-19 on older people, such as the loss of local groups and activities, plus the impact of increased isolation on health and wellbeing.

National Care Forum relaunches digital forum

The National Care Forum (NCF) has relaunched its digital and technology forum to reflect the increase in digital solutions being made available to the care sector during the Covid pandemic.

Hartford Care chief celebrates 20 years with company

Hartford Care chief executive Sean Gavin is celebrating his 20th anniversary with the Hampshire-based care provider.

Leading Wales care centre sold to Bellavista Care Homes

Bellavista Care Homes has acquired the 129-bed Waverley Care Centre in Penarth in south Wales for an undisclosed sum.

Cheshire care provider ordered to pay £220,000

Cheshire care provider Vivo Care Choices has been ordered to pay almost £220,000 at Chester Magistrates’ Court following an incident that contributed to an 89-year-old woman’s injury.

Healthcare Homes extension wing reaches final approach

Healthcare Homes is nearing completion of a £2.3m dementia-specialist extension at its Fornham House care home near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.

Welsh government unveils vision for health and social care workforce

The Welsh government has published a ten-year vision for its health and care workforce as part of its ‘A Healthier Wales’ strategic plan.

Oxford Uni: Policy failures saw Covid hit care homes like earthquake

Government ineptitude and erroneous policy choices combined with pre-existing weak regulation saw Covid-19 hit the social care sector in England like an earthquake, according to a University of Oxford study.

Inspired Villages get Southern comfort from construction partnerships

Legal & General’s later living business Inspired Villages has finalised partnerships with nine construction firms to support the delivery of its retirement community development plans in southern England.

Marie Curie to support Care UK homes during Covid ‘second wave’

End of life charity Marie Curie is to provide support to Care UK's home teams during the Covid pandemic and help prepare for any future outbreaks.

MPs urge immediate £7bn investment in social care

The Health and Social Care Committee is calling for an immediate £7 billion investment in social care to resolve the crisis in funding exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Salvation Army goes digital to save carers’ time

The Salvation Army has teamed up with Person Centred Software to free up more time for staff to spend supporting residents across its care homes by using digital technology.

Care providers call for immediate lockdown 'to end home deaths’

England needs an urgent, short and total lockdown to halt a steady rise in the number of people dying from Covid-19 in care homes, according to North Yorkshire representative body Independent Care Group (ICG).

QCS, Autumna forge infection control standards partnership

Care home management service outfit Quality Compliance Systems (QCS) and Autumna, the largest directory of UK providers, have teamed up to help care services boost confidence in their infection control measures amid the Covid pandemic.

Sharp rise in demand for retirement communities

A survey has found a significant increase in the number of older people enquiring about and moving to retirement communities providing care and support such as retirement villages and extra care housing.