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HMG mulls housing with care task force proposals

The government is eyeing plans for a cross-department housing with care task force as part of its imminent social care reforms, care minister Helen Whately has told Parliament.

Health and care bill introduced to Parliament

The government will today table legislation to reform the health system, including a specific package of measures for the social care sector.

Limits on care home visitors to be scrapped from 19 July

Limits on the number of visitors a care home resident in England may receive will be scrapped from 19 July under the government’s so-called Step Four easing of Covid restrictions.

Hallmark Care Homes staff to undertake Namaste Care accreditation

Staff at Hallmark Care Homes settings in Essex and East Sussex are to work towards achieving an internal accreditation in Namaste Care.

Cinnamon adds Stourbridge spice to care collection

Cinnamon Care Collection has opened Parkfield Grange, a 74-bed care complex in Stourbridge in the West Midlands.

Legal & General sells care home trio to French fund for £34m

Legal & General has sold three care homes to French real estate investment fund SCPI Pierval Santé for a total purchase price of £34m.

CQC Compliance consultancy snapped up by Marlowe for £2m

Lancashire-based consultancy CQC Compliance has been acquired by business-critical services outfit Marlowe for around £2m.

Thirsk to host two-day care philosophy seminar in September

Centre for Health and Pastoral Care in Thirsk, North Yorkshire will in September host a two-day forum on practical, philosophical and spiritual approaches to aging.

Social care residents, staff in first cohort for Covid booster jabs

People living in residential care homes for older adults and front-line social care workers are to be offered Covid booster vaccines from September.

Country Court sets date for Castor Lodge ceremony

Country Court is to open on 5 September its new 80-bed Castor Lodge care home near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire.

NHS Digital reveals insights into social care technology

NHS Digital is sharing the findings from its innovation projects designed to develop and share technology in adult social care.

MPs to hold ‘first ever’ debate on retirement communities

MPs will on 1 July hold what is claimed to be the first ever formal debate on retirement communities following lobbying by the Associated Retirement Community Operators (Arco) trade association.

Oakland Care becomes ‘first care home group to be carbon neutral’

Oakland Care has claimed it has become the first care home group in Britain to be certified as a carbon neutral business.

Panellists confirmed for Hallmark’s Care Home Open Week discussion

Hallmark Care Homes has announced the speaker line-up for its panel discussion on 1 July to mark Care Home Open Week.

Sajid Javid replaces Hancock as health and social care secretary

Sajid Javid has replaced the disgraced Matt Hancock as secretary of state for health and social care.

Infection Control Fund extended to September with £142.5m top-up

The Department of Health and Social Care has extended the Infection Control Fund (ICF) until the end of September with an additional £142.5m of funding to tackle Covid in adult social care.

Celebrities join first anniversary celebrations of m4d Radio

m4d Radio is celebrating its first anniversary with celebrities contributing individual playlists for a week’s schedule of programming on the dementia-focused station.

Home Office director general to join CQC in August

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has appointed Tyson Hepple, currently director general of immigration enforcement at the Home Office, to the new role of executive director of operations.

Vida Healthcare unveils ‘care home of the future’ in Harrogate

Vida Healthcare has opened the marketing suite of what is being dubbed the 'care home of the future' for people with dementia at the 100-bed Vida Court on the outskirts of Harrogate in North Yorkshire.

Whately sets out vision for social care reform

Care minister Helen Whately has set out a personal vision for a joined-up, people-first health and social care system during a parliamentary debate.

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