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Legal & General snaps up Hampshire site for Inspired village

Inspired Villages, Legal & General’s later living business, has acquired a 10-acre site in Chandlers Ford in Hampshire to build a retirement village consisting of 151 homes.

Labour demands real living wage for all social care staff

Labour has urged the government to introduce a guaranteed pay rise of all social care workers to the so-called real living wage at its annual party conference.

Government aiming for Covid-free care homes by September 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is aiming for care homes in England to be free of Covid-19 by the end of September 2021, according to care minister Helen Whately.

apetito cooks up ‘al dente’ pasta range with more bite

Care homes meals provider apetito has launched an improved pasta range designed by its in-house chefs and dietitians to offer a more authentic experience of Italian cuisine.

Henley Manor shortlisted for international design award

Hallmark Care Homes’ Henley Manor in Oxfordshire has been nominated for an international award by the Society of British International Interior Design (SBID).

Government to publish social care winter plan today

The government will today publish its plan to curb the spread of Covid-19 infections in care settings throughout the winter months.

Hindhead care home to grow an extra leg

The Huntington & Langham Estate care home in Surrey is undertaking an extensive extension to increase accommodation expand living space for its residents.

Councils warn of care home closures in rural England

Nearly half of rural councils in England have warned care homes are likely to close within a year unless a Covid-linked funding gap is plugged.

Government allocates further £546m to Infection Control Fund

The UK government has announced a £546m extension of the Infection Control Fund (ICF) to support care homes in the fight against Covid-19.

Prestwick Care rolls out red carpet for Alnwick opening

A £12m, state-of-the-art care home in Alnwick will be officially unveiled by the Duchess of Northumberland on 21 September.

Care home occupancy rates rise despite pandemic

National care home occupancy rates are beginning to recover following the impact of Covid-19, according to market research by property consultancy Knight Frank.

Start-ups team up for innovative dementia care

London-based care home developer Anavo has formed a partnership with Chester outfit Liberty Care Developments to deliver innovative dementia care across a number of UK locations.

UK ‘must harness technology assisted care’

The UK health and care system must accelerate the use of digital technology seen over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report by thinktank Public Policy Projects (PPP).

Labour warns government over winter plan for care homes

Labour has warned the government has weeks to put a winter care home plan in place or risk a repeat of past mistakes in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.

Allegra Care, Moorfield forge £125m portfolio partnership

Care home operator Allegra Care and real estate fund manager Moorfield Group have teamed up to create a £125m portfolio of nursing and dementia care homes.

Downing Street ‘going cold on social care costs cap’

The UK government is reportedly drawing up alternative plans for adult social care funding reform after cooling on ideas for a Dilnot-style cap system.

Bracknell marks construction path for Heathlands care home

Bracknell Forest Council has held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark construction kicking off for the £9.2m Heathlands care home in Berkshire.

DHSC warns care homes over rising Covid infections

Care homes in England have been warned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) of a rise in Covid-19 infections within the sector.

Hallmark Care Homes launches assisted living brand

Hallmark Care Homes has entered the assisted living market with the launch of the Santhem Residences luxury retirement village brand.

HC-One facing possible legal action over Covid deaths

HC-One, the UK’s largest care home operator, is facing the threat of possible legal action over the deaths of residents from Covid-19.