UK launches NHS-style brand for care workers

The Department of Health and Social Care has unveiled a new brand for care workers with NHS-style identity as part of an action plan to support the sector in England throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

The Care Home Environment launches digital issue

Step Communications, publishers of The Care Home Environment, has this week launched a digital version of the magazine.

Music for Dementia 2020 tuned into Covid-19

Music for Dementia 2020 has launched a guide for making the most of music’s ability to connect people during the Covid-19 crisis.

Audley makes plans for new director

Retirement village developer Audley Group has appointed Emma Trinder as its new planning director.

Care England gives thumbs-up to Covid-19 testing plans

Representative body Care England has backed plans by the UK government to roll out testing for all care home residents and staff and their family members with Covid-19 symptoms.

New Care opens Cheshire home to ease pressure on NHS

New Care has opened a new care home in Cheshire to help ease the burden on the NHS amid the coronavirus crisis.

Make care zero-rated for VAT – ICG

Representative body Independent Care Group (ICG) has urged the UK government to scrap VAT on care providers paying for goods and services to ease the sector’s financial burden amid the coronavirus pandemic.

UK launches PPE plan for front line staff

The UK government has launched a three-point plan to boost deliveries of personal protective equipment (PPE) is to those on the front line responding to coronavirus.

Scots council ayes plans at former dye works

A Scottish council has granted planning permission for a new 80-bed care home as part of a retirement residential community.

Charities call for five point social care plan

Leading charities have called on the UK government to adopt a publish a comprehensive plan to support social care through the coronavirus pandemic.

Care England condemns ‘derisory’ funding proposals

Care England has called a proposed 10% funding increase for adult social care by the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) “derisory”.

Runwood Homes unveils £800,000 Notts refurb

Runwood Homes has completed an eight-bedroom extension as part of an £800,000 refurb of its Leawood Manor facility in Nottingham.

Union slams ‘chronic lack’ of PPE at Berkshire care home

The GMB trade union has condemned a “chronic lack” of personal protective equipment (PPE) and “ineffective” social distancing methods for workers at the Riverview care home near Reading in Berkshire.

Measures needed to protect care residents from Covid-19 - report

A new report calls for measures to protect elderly people in long-term care facilities and their caregivers who are particularly vulnerable to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Saint Cecilia’s rewards staff with pay rise

North Yorkshire provider Saint Cecilia’s Care Group is rewarding staff who are on the front-line in the fight against coronavirus with a Covid-19 pay bonus.

Exemplar dishes up free meals for care workers

Nursing home provider Exemplar Health Care is offering employees access to free meals and food deliveries during the Covid-19 crisis.

Nightingale Place retirement village sings for Audley in London

Retirement village developer Audley has completed the £125m Nightingale Place in London following a two-year development.

Job retention scheme ‘offers lifeline to care providers’

New guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) issued by the UK government can provide a possible lifeline to care providers struggling to recruit staff, according to specialist employment law firm Royds Withy King.

My Learning Cloud launches Covid-19 skills training

Online professional development outfit My Learning Cloud has launched a Skills for Care-backed Covid-19 training initiative.

Log my Care creates coronavirus return to work form

IT software outfit Log My Care has created a downloadable return-to-work form for care professionals affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.