German private equity outfit completes Armstrong acquisition

German private equity outfit Aurelius Equity Opportunities has completed the acquisition of Armstrong Ceiling Solutions from Knauf International.

Coronavirus: Care sector demands urgent staff legislation change

A group of care sector representative bodies has written to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnston calling for furloughed workers to be allowed to get paid employment in the sector without financial penalty amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Care England publishes operational advice for providers

Care England has published wide-ranging advice for its social care provider membership concerning operational issues arising from the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: British Legion launches care staff recruitment drive

The Royal British Legion is seeking new staff members to support its UK care homes in in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: Lawyers seek government job retention scheme clarity

Law firm Royds Withy King is calling for urgent clarification that health and social care providers will be able to benefit from the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

Coronavirus: Labour demands more equipment for care home staff

Labour has called on the UK government to provide care homes with full personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect staff and residents against coronavirus.

Care bosses disqualified for diverting council funds

Bosses of two care homes in the Midlands have been disqualified from being company directors after they diverted council funds before abandoning elderly residents and staff.

Cinnamon lodges plans for Scots care village

Care provider Cinnamon has lodged a planning application with East Lothian Council to build the Inveresk Care Village near Musselburgh in Scotland.

Coronavirus: Hancock praises social care sector

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has written a letter of thanks to social care workforce for their response so far to the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: Provider issues call for care home volunteers

Care home provider Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare has called on members of the public to volunteer to help older people during the coronavirus crisis.

Exemplar to create 1000 carer jobs to meet growing demand

Exemplar Health Care has launched a recruitment drive for up to 1000 associate carer roles in Northern England and the Midlands to meet growing demand in the coming months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Health+Care postponed until April 2021

The Health+Care event in London, which incorporates The Residential & Homecare Show, has been postponed until April 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read all about it during Covid-19 crisis

Digital news provider PressReader is offering care and nursing homes free access to thousands of online newspapers and magazines for the next two months.

Coronavirus: Care Innovation Hub suspends operations

Care Innovation Hub, a partnership designed to encourage entrepreneurship in the care sector, has suspended operations for at least six months due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: Care England issues call to arms to tackle crisis

Care England has pleaded retired staff and workers affected by the coronavirus outbreak to join the adult social care workforce.

Hartford Care celebrates review high five

Care home provider Hartford Care has won an award for being one of the most recommended in the ‘top 20 mid-size groups’ for the fifth consecutive year.

Coronavirus: Care Minister fires recruitment agency warning

The UK government has called on recruitment agencies active in the care sector to refrain from ramping up staff costs to providers in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

DC Care offloads Lincolnshire nursing home

DC Care has sold the Castlethorpe nursing home near Brigg in north-east Lincolnshire on behalf of its client to Nitin and Parum Sidhpura.

HC-One chairman calls for care home jobs fast-track

Laid-off workers in retail and hospitality sectors should be fast-tracked for care home jobs to help ensure the well-being of residents amid the coronavirus pandemic, HC-One executive chairman Sir David Behan has told the Daily Telegraph.

Coronavirus: Person Centred Software offers lockdown lifeline

Technology provider Person Centred Software is opening up its Relatives Gateway platform to all UK care homes free of charge to help residents maintain communication with their families during the coronavirus lockdown.