RECENT NEWS

Inspired Villages get Southern comfort from construction partnerships

Legal & General’s later living business Inspired Villages has finalised partnerships with nine construction firms to support the delivery of its retirement community development plans in southern England.

Marie Curie to support Care UK homes during Covid ‘second wave’

End of life charity Marie Curie is to provide support to Care UK's home teams during the Covid pandemic and help prepare for any future outbreaks.

MPs urge immediate £7bn investment in social care

The Health and Social Care Committee is calling for an immediate £7 billion investment in social care to resolve the crisis in funding exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Salvation Army goes digital to save carers’ time

The Salvation Army has teamed up with Person Centred Software to free up more time for staff to spend supporting residents across its care homes by using digital technology.

Care providers call for immediate lockdown 'to end home deaths’

England needs an urgent, short and total lockdown to halt a steady rise in the number of people dying from Covid-19 in care homes, according to North Yorkshire representative body Independent Care Group (ICG).

QCS, Autumna forge infection control standards partnership

Care home management service outfit Quality Compliance Systems (QCS) and Autumna, the largest directory of UK providers, have teamed up to help care services boost confidence in their infection control measures amid the Covid pandemic.

Sharp rise in demand for retirement communities

A survey has found a significant increase in the number of older people enquiring about and moving to retirement communities providing care and support such as retirement villages and extra care housing.

Runwood Homes to take part in weekly Wednesday Wave

Runwood Homes care homes up and down the UK are to take part in a new initiative to help residents stay in touch with their communities amid the Covid pandemic.

Charterpoint puts Notts development on the map

Care home developer Charterpoint Senior Living has marked completion of building the structure of a new 70-bed facility in Bingham, Nottinghamshire.

All-cause England care home deaths rise by 19 per cent

Deaths in care homes in England from all causes between March and September were almost 19 per cent higher than the five-year average, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Scots home breaks the ice to help fight dementia

A care home in south-west Scotland has adapted an ice breaker game to help residents with dementia.

New Care snaps up Leeds care home site

New Care has acquired a site to build a 70-bed care home in the northern suburbs of Leeds.

Care England: CQC state of care report lacks critical reflection

Care England has voiced disappointment with the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) annual assessment of health care and social care in England, saying it fails to fully address what needs to change post-Covid.

CQC: Covid risks turning care fault lines into chasms

Covid-19 is magnifying social care inequalities and risks turning fault lines into chasms unless the government shapes a new system, according to a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report.

McCarthy & Stone notches century with Salisbury development

Retirement community developer McCarthy & Stone is celebrating the opening of its 100th extra care development at Monument Place located in Salisbury in Wiltshire.

Barchester breaks ground for Purley home

Care provider Barchester Healthcare has marked the start of construction of its latest residential home, a 72-bed facility in Purley near Croydon.

Pilot scheme to treat care home resident relatives as key workers

Relatives, friends or informal carers of care home residents will be treated as key workers to allow more frequent visits under a pilot scheme in England.

Ascom, Person Centred Software extend care home partnership

Healthcare technology providers Ascom and Person Centred Software have extended a joint contract to deliver mobile monitoring products to care homes until the end of 2022.

Final phase of ‘revolutionary’ dementia care home starts on site

Construction of the fifth and final stage of Church Farm Care’s “revolutionary” Rusticus dementia care home has kicked off in Cotgrave, Nottingham.

Scotland eases care home visiting restrictions

Scottish care home residents and loved ones will soon be able to enjoy longer visits with greater personal interaction after Holyrood announced restrictions will be relaxed.