RECENT NEWS

Barclays: Technology to revolutionise social care in new normal

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented an opportunity for systemic digital transformation of the social care sector, according to Barclays Corporate Banking.

Care England presses case for reform to Treasury

Care England has urged the government to introduce long-term social care reform in evidence submitted to the Treasury’s 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review.

Support for cap on care costs ‘reaches record high’

Financial services outfit Just Group says support for a cost cap has reached a record high since it started tracking favoured options for funding long-term care six years ago.

NHSX kicks off social care records project

NHSX has started work on a project to accelerate the adoption of digital records by social care providers in response to Covid-19.

National Care Forum, Age UK question winter plan visitor ban

National Care Forum (NCF) and Age UK have urged the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to re-think a blanket ban on visitors in care homes located in local lockdown areas due to the negative impact on residents.

Thinktank calls for independent body to oversee care market

The social care system in England must be overhauled to function as a genuine and fair market, according to the Social Market Foundation (SMF) thinktank.

apetito webinar to put presentation skills on menu

Care home meals provider apetito has opened registration for its webinar on plate presentation to be held early next month.

Construction contractor serves Quorn home to Care UK

Contractor Clegg Construction has completed the 64-bed Lonsdale Mews care home in Quorn in Leicestershire for provider Care UK.

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.

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