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Apetito dishes up daily servings for Nutrition and Hydration Week

Care home meal provider apetito is to publish a daily series of webcasts and podcasts during Nutrition and Hydration Week, which kicks off on 14 June.

National Care Forum chief Vic Rayner honoured with OBE

National Care Forum (NCF) chief executive Vic Rayner has received an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours for services to the social care sector.

Blackwood Homes and Care launches £12.5m future communities project

Scottish developer Blackwood Homes and Care has launched a £12.5m project to create three ‘communities of the future’ in Dundee, Glasgow and Moray designed to help older people live longer, healthier and independent lives.

Target Healthcare REIT on point for £33m acquisition duo

​Target Healthcare REIT has acquired a luxury care home in Scotland and a development site in Buckinghamshire for a total investment of £33m.

Number of people searching for care homes ‘hits record levels’

The number of people searching for a care home hit an all-time high in early spring as the UK emerged from the second wave of the pandemic, according to review website carehome.co.uk.

John’s Campaign files High Court challenge against visitor guidance

Campaigners are taking the UK government to court over the requirement for care home residents to self-isolate for 14 days on admission and after overnight stays.

Axela awarded slice of Google's $2m Black Founders Fund

North London care company Axela is one of 30 black founder businesses across Europe to be awarded with a cash award from a $2m Google funding pot.

Exemplar launches sexuality and intimacy training for care staff

Exemplar Health Care, a provider of specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs, is launching a staff training programme to help normalise discussions around sex and disabilities within care homes.

MPs: social care plan needed as ‘matter of urgency’

A national workforce plan for the social care sector should be introduced as a “matter of urgency” to tackle staff shortages and burnout, according to the Health and Social Care select committee.

Encore Care Homes launches 24/7 rapid response team

Encore Care Homes has launched what is claimed to be the UK’s first care home rapid response team (RRT) to help older people in a care crisis.

Knight Frank: European elderly care investment market remains buoyant

The European elderly care property investment market remained buoyant in 2020 despite the Covid pandemic with €7.2 billion worth of transactions, according to consultancy Knight Frank.

Hancock to answer care home questions from MPs this week

Health Secretary Matt Hancock MP will on Thursday answer questions from MPs on the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, including the discharge of hospital patients to care homes during the first wave early last year.

National Care Group acquires Northants homes in Stepping Stones deal

National Care Group - one of the UK’s leading providers of support services to vulnerable adults - has acquired Stepping Stones Care Homes, which operates three facilities in Northamptonshire.

Hallmark to host virtual event to give real flavour of care homes

Hallmark Care Homes will support Care Home Open Week and Championing Social Care on 1 July by hosting a live virtual event where attendees can experience a taste of what is offered to residents.

LNT Care Developments acquires Bedfordshire site for £1.2m

LNT Care Developments has acquired a Bedfordshire site with planning consent for a new care home near Milton Keynes for £1.2m.

WATCH: Huntington & Langham Estate completes dementia care extension

A Surrey care community is celebrating the completion of an extension to its dementia care facilities, which will allow it to provide 11 extra bedrooms for new residents.

Person Centred Software approved by NHSX as digital records supplier

Digital care technology outfit Person Centred Software has been approved by the NHSX as a supplier of Digital Social Care Records (DSCR).

Signature reveals period splendour at Hendon Hall conversion

Signature Senior Lifestyle has revealed a glimpse of its conversion of the Grade II-listed Hendon Hall in north London to a luxury care home.

Brendoncare breaks ground on home turf

Winchester-based charity Brendoncare has broken ground on a new 60-bed care home to be built in its home city.

UK Music, Music for Dementia band together to launch survey

Industry body UK Music and the Music for Dementia charity have joined forces on a ground-breaking project to show how music can play a more vital role in improving health and wellbeing.

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