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Bereaved family calls for lessons to be learned after court settlement

A Nottingham family is calling for lessons to be learned after winning their four-year legal battle following the death of a care home resident with dementia.

Minister pours cold water on NI hike to fund social care reform

Plans by the government to raise national insurance to pay for long-term social care reform have been thrown into further doubt after a senior minister appeared to rule it out.

Wales publishes social care recovery plan

The Welsh government has launched a social care recovery plan that sets out its immediate and short-term priorities to take the sector forward beyond the Covid epidemic.

Sandstone Care welcomes first resident to Preston care home

A new purpose-built luxury care home near Preston has opened and welcomed its first resident.

CQC data details extent of Covid crisis in English care homes

Data published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has revealed the extent of the impact of Covid-19 in care homes in England during the first and second waves of the epidemic.

No jab, no job policy puts 40,000 jobs at risk - DHSC

The government’s mandatory Covid jab policy could lead to the loss of around 40,000 staff with a replacement cost of £2,500 each to English care homes, according to a Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) impact assessment.

Sunrise Senior Living and Gracewell Healthcare to exit UK market

Care providers Care UK and Signature Senior Lifestyle (Signature) are to acquire all Sunrise Senior Living and Gracewell Healthcare homes in the UK.

National insurance increase set to fund social care reform - report

The government is set to raise national insurance to pay for long-term social care reform, according to newspaper reports.

Social care leaders join forces for sector workforce strategy

Adult social care leaders have come together to publish a collective vision of what should be in a workforce strategy for the sector.

New Care breaks ground on £15m Wilmslow home

Care home operator New Care has broken ground on a £15m, 63-bed facility in Wilmslow, Cheshire.

Care home director banned for failing to explain £518,000 spend

A Scottish care home owner has been disqualified from being a company director for six years after being unable to account for more than half a million pounds leaving company accounts.

North-east care company sold for around £3.5m

North-east care company Interactive Development Support has been sold off an asking price of £3.5m to supported living provider Flexible Support Options.

Anavo given green light for Shropshire scheme

Anavo, in partnership with Liberty Care Developments, has received planning permission from Shropshire Council to build a 68-bed care home in Whitchurch.

Extensive Wiltshire care home property put on the market

The directors of the Hill House care home in the Wiltshire town of Chippenham have put the property up for sale as a going concern.

Front-line care staff can continue working if ‘pinged’

Front-line social care staff who have been advised to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS Covid-19 app can continue working if they opt to take tests instead.

CIC: social care workers ‘underpaid by up to £7,000’

The Community Integrated Care (CIC) charity has called for an “immediate and fair pay rise” to all front-line social care workers after it claimed they are undervalued by up to £7,000 per year compared to equivalent positions in the public sector.

Exemplar Health Care poised to open Birmingham care home

Exemplar Health Care will this autumn open a £4.9m specialist nursing care home in Birmingham for adults living with a range of complex and high acuity care needs.

Liverpool care staff take the bus to understand dementia

Staff at Brook View, an Exemplar Health Care home in Liverpool, has held a training day aboard a ‘Dementia Bus’ to learn more about what it is like to live with dementia.

Migration Advisory Committee to consult on post-Brexit care impact

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is to launch a public call for evidence on the impacts of ending freedom of movement on adult social care.

Washco launches laundry awards to honour care heroes

Commercial laundry specialist Washco has launched the Love Laundry Awards to celebrate those working in care and nursing home laundries who have made a difference during the pandemic.

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