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Vida Healthcare boosts frontline care staff pay by 30 per cent

Vida Healthcare has increased the wages of its frontline care staff by 30 per cent for a variety of roles.

Principle Care Homes secures flagship funding from Virgin Money

New entrant to the care sector Principle Care Homes has secured £10m in funding from Virgin Money for the development of Heron Manor, its flagship care home in Fleet, Hampshire.

Connaught, Halebourne catch £11m Octopus loan for Hampshire home

Connaught Care and Halebourne Care have secured an £11m loan from Octopus Real Estate for their joint development of a 71-bed care home in Bedhampton, Hampshire.

Cornwall Care trials virtual visits to Eden Project for residents

Cornwall Care is leading a new project for care home residents to enjoy the Eden Project through virtual reality.

Care home staff vacancy rate almost doubled in six months – CQC

Care home staff vacancies in England nearly doubled in the six months to the end of December 2021, according to Care Quality Commission (CQC) data.

Scotland eases restrictions for care home residents

Most people admitted to adult care homes in Scotland will no longer have to self-isolate for two weeks under new guidance issued to care home operators.

Cornerstone Healthcare secures Virgin Money loan for Bristol care home

Cornerstone Healthcare has secured a loan from Virgin Money to develop an 80-bed ‘eco’ care home in Bristol.

Sacked care home worker loses ‘no jab, no job’ employment tribunal

A care home worker who was sacked for refusing to have a coronavirus vaccine has lost an employment tribunal in Leeds.

Anchor, McCarthy Stone unveil ‘affordable’ retirement community plans

Anchor and McCarthy Stone have joined forces to plan an ‘affordable for all’ £40m retirement community in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.

Exemplar Health Care opens multi-faith room at Birmingham care home

Exemplar Health Care has opened a multi-faith room at its Blackmoor specialist care home in Birmingham for adults living with complex and high acuity needs.

Audley appoints Graham to build West Yorkshire retirement village

Audley Group has appointed Graham to lead on the construction of a 110-acre retirement village in West Yorkshire.

Avery Healthcare looks to Horizon for construction of £8.4m Essex home

Avery Healthcare has awarded Horizon Construction the contract to build the former’s £8.4m care home in Braintree, Essex.

Millennium Care gets green light for Standish care home

Millennium Care has been granted planning permission for a 48-bed care home in Standish near Wigan.

Scotland waives background check fees for new social care staff

New staff joining the social care workforce in Scotland are to have entry costs paid by the Scottish government until the end of March.

Isle of Man reveals plans for £12.75m care home in Ramsey

The Isle of Man has unveiled plans to build a £12.75m residential care home in Ramsey in the north of the island.

Apex Medical changes name to Wellell

Taiwanese medical equipment supplier Apex Medical has changed its brand to Wellell.

Meaningful Care Matters salutes Royal Star & Garter at High Wycombe

Royal Star & Garter’s High Wycombe care home has received accreditation from care and culture consultancy Meaningful Care Matters for the implementation of its person-centred care model.

Care heroes to be recognised in monthly awards programme

Social care heroes across the country are set to be recognised for their hard work in a rolling awards programme.

Exemplar Health Care primed for summer opening of Merseyside care home

Exemplar Health Care is set to open this summer the £4.1m Edgewater care home in Wallasey, on Wirral in Merseyside.

Wren House Infrastructure acquires Voyage Care

Wren House Infrastructure has acquired Voyage Care from private equity outfits Duke Street and Partners Group for an undisclosed sum.

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