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Signature Senior Lifestyle, Care UK wrap Gracewell & Sunrise transfers

Sunrise Senior Living & Gracewell Healthcare have completed the transition of 46 care homes to Care UK and Signature Senior Lifestyle.

LNT, Lovel team up for mixed care development in East Yorkshire

LNT Care Developments and Lovel Developments have filed plans for a mixed scheme consisting of a 66-bed care home and 14 houses in Market Weighton, East Yorkshire.

Anchor lifts occupancy rates to hit target ahead of schedule

Anchor said it has seen occupancy rates at its care homes recover strongly as it reached a year-end target six months ahead of schedule.

HC-One backs staff with £17m collective pay rise

The UK’s leading care provider HC-One to make its biggest ever investment in pay to ensure its experienced and trained carers can earn above the Real Living Wage.

Sturdy: care reform will be driven by an empowered workforce

The £500m earmarked by the government to support the care workforce will be focused on “levelling up the knowledge, skills and experience” of workers across the sector, according to chief nurse for adult social care in England Deborah Sturdy.

Keegan: white paper will create suitable and sustainable care system

The government’s white paper on adult social care is designed to provide a “suitable and sustainable” system for the future, according to care minister Gillian Keegan.

Adult social care reform white paper promises digitalisation drive

The government is to invest £150m to drive greater adoption of technology and achieve widespread digitisation across adult social care as part of its sector reform white paper.

Nuffield Trust: social care lost up to 70,000 workers since April

The social care sector in England may have lost up to 70,000 workers across all settings in the past six months, according to analysis of government figures by the Nuffield Trust.

Farrans warms up for Passivhaus care home in Leighton Buzzard

Civil engineers Farrans has kicked off construction of a £13m Passivhaus care home in Leighton Buzzard for Central Bedfordshire Council.

Ideal Carehomes to open doors to Kidderminster home

Ideal Carehomes is to welcome its first residents at its new, £12m Foley Grange care home in Kidderminster next month.

Calendula Group acquires Wirral care home from Four Seasons

Calendula Group has acquired the 87-bed Bebington care home in the Wirral from Four Seasons Health Care with a view to a £1m programme of refurbishment.

Audley Group shops for new planning director

Retirement village provider Audley Group has appointed Matthew Nicholson as its new planning director.

Cutting-edge care home Studley Rose blooms for Macc Care

Midlands provider Macc Care has opened its purpose-built 65-bed Studley Rose care home near Redditch in Worcestershire.

Javid sets out key principles of forthcoming social care white paper

Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid has set out the key principles of the government’s imminent social care white paper.

National Care Forum report highlights impact during challenging year

The National Care Forum (NCF), the association for not-for-profit organisations in the care and support sector, has released its annual impact report highlighting its work for members.

HC-One chairman Sir David Behan to step down by year-end

HC-One chairman Sir David Behan CBE is to step down from his role by the end of the year after serving three years on the board.

Greensleeves Care tunes up for Buckler’s Lodge opening

Greensleeves Care has achieved practical completion on its 80-bed Buckler’s Lodge luxury care home in Crowthorne, Berkshire.

English Oak Care Homes set to grow taller with HSBC funding

English Oak Care Homes has secured an eight-figure funding package from HSBC UK to expand two of its current sites and purchase a new home in Hampshire.

UNISON: 97 per cent of care employers suffering staff shortages

An overwhelming majority of social care workers say their care employer is experiencing staff shortages with burnout, overwork and pay among the main reasons cited, according to UNISON.

New Care turns on taps at £15m Bridgewater Manor in Salford

New Care has opened its £15m Bridgewater Manor care home in Worsley in the City of Salford.

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