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Holyrood seeks view on how to introduce ‘Anne’s Law’

The Scottish government has launched a consultation on the best way to support people who live in adult care homes to maintain connections with family and friends.

Essex provider enters care home sector with different principle

New care provider Principle Care Homes says it is keen to avoid the “somewhat formulaic” approach to building and operating luxury facilities as it revealed plans for homes in Hampshire and Essex.

Jobs ad data reveals surge in social care vacancies

The number of job vacancies in the social care sector has increased by 84 per cent compared to August 2020, according to data from UK jobs site Totaljobs.

Greensleeves Care appoints Wendy Westbury as business development lead

Greensleeves Care has appointed former Dormy Care Communities sales and marketing head Wendy Westbury to its senior leadership team as director of business development.

Pioneering north Wales care group to establish admiral nurse service

A north Welsh care home group has been granted permission by a leading dementia organisation to establish an all-inclusive support service to those living with dementia and their families, the first such scheme within nursing homes in Wales.

Paintings in Hospitals sketches Four Seasons digital art project plans

Paintings in Hospitals is to collaborate with Four Seasons Health Care on a digital art project to bring culture and creativity into the daily lives of thousands of care home residents and care staff.

Webinar to inform care providers about VAT group registration benefits

VAT Solutions is to host a webinar on 28 September to inform care providers about the benefits and considerations of VAT group registration.

Leading care organisations call for urgent support on staff shortages

Leading social care organisations have written to the government urging immediate support to address “serious staffing shortages” being experienced across the sector.

Migration Advisory Committee appoints social care advisory group

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has appointed four social care experts to advise on its adult social care commission.

Mansfield Care embarks on £10m intergenerational care facility

Scottish care home operator Mansfield Care is to invest up to £10m with the launch of its 60-bed Haddington facility in East Lothian - its biggest project to date.

Cambridgeshire care & rehab centre buries Covid-inspired time capsule

A Cambridgeshire care and rehab community has buried a time capsule in its grounds that contains items and stories from the coronavirus pandemic – enabling people in 2046 to acknowledge and reflect on a challenging period for the social care sector.

Blackwood Homes and Care to trial remote robots to assess residents

Scottish provider Blackwood Homes and Care is to trial the use of a remotely-operated robot to give check-ups to care home residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions.

Borough Care serves up Leek care home opening

Borough Care has cut the ribbon on its new £10m Hen Cloud House care home in Leek, Staffordshire.

Orchard Care Homes holds Teams webinars to address staff C19 jab fears

Orchard Care Homes is providing independent medical information to staff about Covid vaccinations via a series of Teams webinars to boost uptake.

Sajid Javid holds summit to shape health and social care reform

Health and care sector leaders and experts were brought together on Monday by Health Secretary Sajid Javid to help shape reform.

Gillian Keegan replaces Helen Whately as care minister in reshuffle

Tory MP for Chichester Gillian Keegan has replaced Helen Whately as care minister in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle.

Martin Green takes over as chair of Care Provider Alliance

Professor Martin Green OBE has taken from Kathy Roberts as chair of the Care Provider Alliance (CPA) as of 1 September.

Supply of care home beds failing to keep up with demand – Knight Frank

The supply of care home beds rose by just 0.1 per cent in the past year to 480,072 across 12,034 care homes developers pausing operations to deal with the impacts of the pandemic, according to a report by global property adviser Knight Frank.

CQC webinar to discuss approach to care home inspections, monitoring

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is to host a webinar on 20 September on how it is monitoring and prioritising inspections as it prepares to make changes to how it regulates.

National Care Group launches apprenticeship scheme to plug skills gap

Leading provider of care and support services to vulnerable adults National Care Group has launched an academy and apprenticeship programme to help kickstart a career in care for the next generation.

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Birmingham, NEC
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19th October 2021

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9th November 2021

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