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King’s Fund analysis shows ‘widespread decline’ in adult social care

Analysis by healthcare charity the King’s Fund has found 120,000 more people requested social care support but around 14,000 fewer people received it in the five years up to 2020.

Chief nurse for social care makes staff vaccination consultation plea

Deborah Sturdy, the chief nurse for adult social care in England, has urged the sector to participate in the government’s consultation on mandatory staff Covid jab proposals.

LSE-Lancet commission calls for £75,000 care costs cap

A London School of Economics-led commission has called on the government to introduce a Dilnot-style cap on care costs of £75,000.

Charterpoint on course to build Leicestershire home

Senior living specialist Charterpoint has secured planning permission for a 73-bed residential care home in Thurnby, Leicestershire.

Lawmakers urge CQC to ‘get a grip’ on care home visits

A parliamentary inquiry has called on the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to implement robust processes on data collection and monitoring of care home visits by the end of May after it found many providers are not following government guidance.

apetito appoints award-winning chef to cook up new menus

Care home meals provider apetito has appointed an award-winning chef to work on the development of its menus for residents.

Knight Frank appointed exclusive Anchor Hanover care property adviser

Knight Frank has been appointed as exclusive residential care home property adviser to Anchor Hanover, the largest provider of specialist housing and care for older people in England.

QCS offers clients enhanced Napthens legal advice offer

Social care consultancy Quality Compliance Systems (QCS) is to offer an enhanced legal advice service to its clients via Napthens Solicitors.

Rules relaxed for care resident out-of-home visits

Care residents are today able to participate in more out-of-home visits without having to isolate on their return under new government guidance.

Encore signs up for Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme

Encore Care Homes has signed up for Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme, which aims to transform the way that people think, act and talk about the condition.

Envivo Group expands empire with Crusader acquisition

Envivo Group has completed the acquisition of Cardiff-based specialist nursing home outfit Crusader Medical Care.

Labour calls for ten-year plan for social care investment

Labour is calling on the government to implement a ten-year plan for social care reform based on a ‘home first’ guiding principle.

Safanad takes majority control of HC-One

Private equity firm has increased its investment in HC-One to take majority control of the UK’s largest care home operator.

Hampshire provider Sentinel snapped up by Allegra Care, Moorfield

Hampshire provider Sentinel Healthcare has been acquired by operator Allegra Care and real estate fund manager Moorfield.

Housing with care residents ‘had lower than average Covid death rates’

A research project into the response to the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed how retirement village and extra care housing operators helped to protect the lives of residents and staff.

Championing Social Care launches Care Home Open Week 2021

Championing Social Care has launched Care Home Open Week 2021 that will take place from 28 June to 4 July.

Future of Dementia Care Design virtual roundtable recording now online

The Care Home Environment magazine is delighted to make available the recording of its recent Future of Dementia Care Design virtual roundtable.

Signature Senior Lifestyle unveils Beckenham luxury home

Luxury care operator Signature Senior Lifestyle has unveiled its latest home - in Beckenham – consisting of 100 private apartments across three floors, including 24 purpose-built apartments for residents living with dementia.

Care organisations, politicians urge PM to create ‘1948 moment’

Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey and a clutch of leading care organisations have co-signed an open letter sent to Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling for a “1948 moment” to establish a long-term and sustainable future for adult social care.

Octopus: more work needed to educate people on retirement communities

Up to 2.5m people in the UK would consider moving to a retirement community after seeing more information on them, according to a report by developer Octopus Real Estate.

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Upcoming Events

Future of Care Conference

The King’s Fund, Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London W1G 0AN
22nd June 2021

Care Roadshow- Liverpool

Liverpool, Aintree Racecourse
13th July 2021

Care Roadshow - Glasgow

Glasgow, Hampden Park Stadium
9th September 2021

Care Roadshow- London

London, Epsom Downs Racecourse
19th October 2021

Care Roadshow - Cardiff

Cardiff, Cardiff City Stadium
9th November 2021

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