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Hallmark tunes up for musician on prescription programme

Hallmark Care Homes has launched an initiative where a visit from a musician can be prescribed to support people living with dementia.

Care England: Covid jab rule could be straw that breaks camel’s back

Care England has warned that mandatory Covid jab rules for the adult social care workforce that come into effect next month could place an unsustainable burden on providers.

Hallmark Foundation calls for ‘Office for Care and Ageing Well’

An ‘Office for Care and Ageing Well’ that would monitor and report unmet care needs is one of host of recommendations in a new paper published by the Hallmark Foundation charity.

Knight Frank award puts stamp on Signature luxury home

Signature Care Homes has won the Knight Frank 2022 Luxury Care Home Award for its Signature at Beckenham development in south-east London.

Rinnai warms to fuel savings with hot water systems

Fuel cost savings of 30 per cent and lower carbon emissions are realistic on all continuous flow hot water heating units and systems installed at any commercial site, according to tankless water heater supplier Rinnai UK.

Care homes 'under huge pressure' to meet Covid jab deadline

Care home operators are under “huge pressure” to meet the November deadline for workers and volunteers to have been double jabbed, according to human resources consultancy HR Anchor.

Salvation for £2.2m closed Bucks home with Salveo Care acquisition

Salveo Care has acquired the closed Chiltern Court care home in Buckinghamshire off an asking price of £2.2m with a view to building a new facility.

Vida Healthcare appoints manager for flagship dementia home

Vida Healthcare has appointed Victoria Edwards as manager of its flagship Vida Grange dementia care home in Harrogate.

Leading social care voices to be questioned by MPs about sector reform

Leading social care voices are to be questioned by the Housing Communities and Local Government (HCLG) select committee about the government’s plans to reform the sector.

Age UK: council tax needs 10pc rise for social care to stand still

Council tax would have to rise by an average ten per cent next year to allow social care just to stand still, according to analysis by charity Age UK.

Parkhaven Trust files £5m plans to maximise Maghull site

Merseyside care provider Parkhaven Trust has filed plans to build a £5m, 36-bed care home at its Maghull estate.

Sunrise and Gracewell scoop ‘Best Mid-Size Care Home Group’ award

Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare have won the ‘Best Mid-Size Care Home Group’ Award at the 2021 UK Care Home Awards.

One in three English care home residents self-funding in 2019-20 – ONS

Around one in three care home residents in England were self-funded between August 2019 to February 2020, according to experimental data published for the first time by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Former Four Seasons, Barchester director unleashes Wippet

A former director of Four Seasons Health Care and Barchester Healthcare has founded Wippet, an online marketplace offering products and services from a wide choice of vetted suppliers.

MPs: C-19 response had ‘devastating and preventable repercussions’

The government and the NHS both failed adequately to recognise the significant risks to the social care sector at the beginning of the Covid pandemic, according to a report by the Committees of Science and Technology and Health and Social Care.

Kitwood House makes Knight Frank care home design award judges purr

L&M Healthcare has won the 2022 Knight Frank Care Home Design Award for its Kitwood House in Rudheath, Cheshire that opened in August.

Health department ‘mulling plans for English national care service'

The government is actively considering plans for an English national care service as part of the Department of Health and Social Care’s forthcoming reform white paper, according to the Observer, citing Whitehall and Conservative party sources.

Anchor gives Hanover the heave-ho from trading name

Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care to older people, has dropped Hanover from its trading name for all its services.

Ideal Carehomes awards five per cent pay increase for all waged staff

Ideal Carehomes is to make an £1.5m per annum investment in its care team by awarding a five per cent pay increase to all staff paid hourly.

Aster Healthcare fined £1m, care staff sentenced after scalding death

Care provider Aster Healthcare has been fined more than £1m, with two staff sentenced, in connection with the 2015 death of a female care home resident with dementia in Berkshire.

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