Care sector slams PM Covid ‘procedures’ comments

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has come under fire from the care sector after saying care homes did not properly follow procedures during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Construction primed for £8m Worcester home

Construction is to kick off shortly on the £8m The Belmont care home near Worcester developed by healthcare property developer Prime and Sanders Senior Living.

Target Healthcare agrees £15m Bicester sale & leaseback deal

Target Healthcare REIT plc has agreed a £15m sale and leaseback deal with Ideal Carehomes for a newly-developed care home in Bicester in Oxfordshire.

SCIE backs NHS England call for urgent social care reform

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has backed calls by the leader of NHS England for plans to reform the sector to be place within a year.

Taylor Wimpey volunteers get Abbeyfield garden party ready

The Abbeyfield Society, a charity operating over 400 residential homes for older people nationwide, has partnered with residential development firm Taylor Wimpey, which will see employees at the latter volunteering their time in the former’s homes.

Backing for Berkley Care home in Stratford-upon-Avon

Planning officers have recommended approval for Berkley Care’s proposed 95-bed home in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Wessex Care sees light in UV-C Covid decontamination tech

Wessex Care has become the first provider in the UK to commission an ultraviolet-C (UV-C) light decontamination technology in the fight against the coronavirus.

Taps flow for Berkley Care project in Leamington Spa

Berkley Care is to operate a 93-unit care facility in Leamington Spa granted consent by Warwickshire District Council.

Restful Homes gets busy on Cannock dementia centre

Restful Homes has kicked off construction of a £13.5m, 89-bed specialist dementia care home in Cannock.

Yorkare Homes taps £1.25m HSBC funding to develop pipeline

East Yorkshire provider Yorkare Homes has received £1.25m funding from HSBC to build a new care home in Hornsea, acquire land and support operations throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

Northampton officials give planning nod to Avery Healthcare scheme

Council officials have recommended approval for Avery Healthcare’s plans to develop a 56-bed care home in Northampton.

apetito unveils wheels for sampling care home meals

Care home catering supplier apetito has launched a Covid-secure mobile presentation suite designed to offer socially-distanced food tastings.

Weekly C-19 care home deaths up 254 in England & Wales

The number of deaths involving Covid-19 in care homes in England and Wales has risen to 14,652 - an increase of 254 on the previous week - according to the latest data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Vida Healthcare on track for summer 2021 Harrogate home opening

Vida Healthcare is on course to open a new £15m dementia care facility in Harrogate in summer 2021 after completing key construction milestones.

Football club gets kicks from carer support strip

A non-league football club has revealed a new strip for the 2020-21 season that marks support for front line social care workers.

Thompson twins with Audley for southern England management role

Retirement village developer Audley Group has appointed Lisa Thompson as regional care support manager for the South of England.

ARCO: reform planning to turbocharge retirement communities

Councils and developers should be given the tools to build more retirement communities in England, according to a report co-authored by the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) and the County Councils Network (CCN).

Labour proposes 'Care for Carers' mental health package

Labour has proposed a four-stage ‘Care for Carers’ package offering mental health support for all NHS and social care staff in England, including private sector workers.

NHS ‘keen to maintain care integration gains’

The NHS is keen to maintain the increased integration between health and social care services beyond the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the NHS Confederation.

Hornchurch retirement village gets planning nod

A 175-home retirement village in Hornchurch in east London is a step closer to becoming reality after it was approved by Havering Council’s strategic planning committee.