RECENT NEWS

Report captures ‘step change’ in tech usage during pandemic

A report by Oxford Brookes University’s Institute of Public Care (IPC) and the NHS-backed Digital Social Care partnership has identified significant benefits for providers arising from the use of technology during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Family firm snaps up 'Outstanding' Worthing home via £2.1m loan

Dorset care home operator Bown Holdings has acquired The Shelley residential home in Worthing, West Sussex following a £2.1m funding package from Unity Trust Bank.

Vida stretching class draws positive results for dementia residents

Care provider Vida Healthcare has hailed the positive outcomes from an innovative stretching class for residents living with dementia.

Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo launches industry webisodes

The organisers of the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo and Home Care Expo have launched a series of webisodes aimed at providing support to care providers.

East Sussex provider fined £40,000 following death

An East Sussex care provider and a former registered manager of one of its homes have been ordered to pay a combined total of almost £47,000 following an incident that led to a 56 year-old woman’s death.

Ideal Carehomes loses appeal for Cheshire site

Ideal Carehomes has lost its battle to build a 66-bed development in Cuddington near Northwich in Cheshire.

Select committee to trial CQC-style policy ratings

The Health and Social Care select committee is to pilot an independent evaluation system to give ratings on the government’s progress against its policy pledges.

August issue of The Care Home Environment Digital now online

The August edition of The Care Home Environment Digital is now available to read online.

Health+Care organisers launch virtual summer series

The organisers of the Care Show and Health+Care conferences and exhibitions are to hold a two-day free virtual event next week.

Revamped Nottingham day centre set to open doors

Nottingham charity Radford Care Group is set to open a revamped day centre following completion of construction after a year on site.

Knight Frank: Care sector ‘short of beds’

The UK care home sector is failing to keep up with demand with the number of beds per 100 people over the age of 85 falling by five per cent since 2010, according to property consultants Knight Frank.

Senior living sector 'to grow ten per cent in five years'

The number of specialist seniors housing units across the UK is forecast to grow by ten per cent over the next five years due to increasing institutional investment in the sector, according to property consultants Knight Frank.

apetito puts inspiration on the menu

Care homes meals provider apetito has launched a new product range designed in conjunction with Michelin-star chefs.

National Association of Care Catering event goes ahead

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has confirmed the NACC Training & Development Forum 2020, including the NACC Awards 2020, will return as a live event in October.

Home Office: Don’t rely on immigration for care staff

The social care sector should recruit UK-based workers to make up for any shortfall in recruitment instead of relying on immigration, the Home Office has told industry leaders.

Hallmark puts stamp on £20m Eastbourne construction

Hallmark Care Homes has kicked off construction of the 80-bed Willingdon Park Manor development in Eastbourne in East Sussex.

Care homes to get rapid Covid tests from next week

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is to roll out up to 450,000 rapid Covid tests across adult care settings from next week.

Wales injects extra £22.7m funding for Covid care costs

The Welsh government is providing £22.7m in extra funding to help meet the additional costs incurred by adult social care providers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Country Care makes plans for Northamptonshire home

Country Court Care has filed a planning application for a 70-bed care home in Raunds in Northamptonshire.

Care UK gets to work on Shrewsbury home

Care UK has started construction of a multi-million pound care home in Shrewsbury that will provide full-time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 80 older people.