NAPA provides free access to web activity resources

The UK National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) has made its web-based resources freely available as many care homes close their doors to non-essential visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

CQC reiterates outstanding rating for Oxfordshire home

Rosebank Care Home in Oxfordshire has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for a second time following an inspection in January.

Solihull home authors pen pal initiative

Solihull care home Claridge Place has kicked off an intergenerational pen pal initiative to help keep residents in touch with the local community during the coronavirus lockdown.

Independent Care Group issues coronavirus call to action

Representative body Independent Care Group (ICG) has issued a five-point plan for providers to help them manage during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Charterpoint submits plans for Leicestershire home

Developer Charterpoint Senior Living has submitted plans for a 76-bed residential care home at Thurnby in Leicestershire.

Essex care home celebrates performance U-turn

Elizabeth House care home in Essex has been recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for a radical turnaround following an unsettling time over the past 18 months.

Sheffield start-up snags £350,000 for smart tech

Arquella has secured £350,000 from Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund to develop and market an advanced nurse call system for care homes.

HC-One on York construction home straight

HC-One has celebrated a key milestone of construction of its first care home in the city of York, the 80-bed Mossdale Residence.

Coronavirus: CQC suspends routine inspections

The Care Home Quality Commission (CQC) has suspended routine inspections of care homes in England in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Orchard senior leadership team ripens

Orchard Care Homes has completed its line-up of senior staff by hiring Cheryl Baird as director of quality and Neil Ward as group marketing manager.

New dates for Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo

The new Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo dates have been confirmed as the 9-10 November at NEC, Birmingham.

Community Impact award for day centre manager

On International Women’s Day 2020, Nirmala Singhvi, manager of Victoria House day centre for the elderly in Watford, received the Community Impact Award. The award was presented by a local organisation, One Vision Project, which was set up to create better everyday life for the people of Watford, and particularly supports the vulnerable, promote equality and address injustice.

Herefordshire care home awarded 1st prize

Brockington House, part of Dormy Care communities, has won an award at the Pinder Healthcare Awards. The accolade seeks to acknowledge the contribution these properties make to the wellbeing and quality of life for those in their care.

£47.5m long-term partnership deal

Holmes Care Group has finalised a long-term partnership with Impact Healthcare REIT, in which nine of its properties in Scotland will be acquired by Impact Healthcare REIT and leased back to Holmes Care. This deal will see Impact provide a cash injection of £47.5m to Holmes Care Group, who will continue to operate all of the homes as before.

Experienced operator buys Roselands

Roselands Residential Home in Heyside Royton, a peaceful residential suburb of Oldham, Lancashire, has been sold.

New manager joins care team

Encore Care Homes is proud to announce the appointment of a new care home manager, who brings more than 35 years of healthcare management experience to the role.

Princess attends official opening

Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra met veterans at the official opening of Royal Star & Garter’s care home in High Wycombe.

Provider shortlisted for award

Care UK Residential Care Services has become the only care home provider in the country to be shortlisted in any of the three categories of the UK Employee Experience Awards.

Home praised for improved care

Belvedere Manor care home in Colne is celebrating after independent inspectors rated its service ‘good’ following a recent visit.

Residents embrace new technology

Residents at RMBI Care Co home, Prince George Duke of Kent Court in Chislehurst, were among the first in the country to try new cutting edge Yeti technology.