Barchester homes to trial arthritis drug as Covid treatment

Barchester Healthcare is to trial at its care homes a drug often used to treat arthritis as a potential way to tackle coronavirus.

Independent Care Group: allow tested visitors into homes

The Independent Care Group (ICG) has called on the government to allow a single nominated and tested visitor to see family members in care and nursing homes.

Leaders back launch of Championing Social Care initiative

Care leaders have backed the launch of the Championing Social Care initiative dedicated to recognising the work and value of the sector.

Women’s Budget Group thinktank calls for universal care service

The government should introduce a universal care service free at the point of use as part of a radical transformation of the British economy, according to the Women’s Budget Group (WBG).

Home Office committee tells government to boost carer pay

A key Home Office immigration committee has advised the government to boost social care pay to avoid a post-Brexit jobs shortfall when freedom of movement ends.

Lib Dems: Social care reform cannot wait any longer

The Liberal Democrats have urged the government to open cross-party talks on undertaking reform of the social care sector.

HC-One recruits infection control army to defend care homes

HC-One, the UK’s largest care provider, has established an ‘Infection Control Army’ to protect residents, staff and visitors against Covid-19.

Cera Care acquires Mears Care Scotland

UK technology-enabled home care provider Cera Care has acquired Mears Care Scotland in a multi-million pound deal.

Care homes urged to tap free NHS iPads

Care homes in England have been urged to apply for up to 11,000 free iPads being made available by the NHS to help residents stay connected to loved ones this winter.

Care residents, staff first in line to get Covid vaccine

Care home residents and staff will be the first to receive a Covid-19 vaccine when one is approved, according to official documents.

Aedifica snaps up East Sussex home from Hamberley for £14.5m

Belgian healthcare REIT Aedifica has agreed to buy an under-construction care home in East Sussex from Hamberley Care Homes for £14.5m.

Stirling university academic awarded £600k for care home study

A University of Stirling academic has been awarded £600,000 from the National Institute for Health Research to improve end-of-life care in UK care homes.

Barclays: Technology to revolutionise social care in new normal

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented an opportunity for systemic digital transformation of the social care sector, according to Barclays Corporate Banking.

Care England presses case for reform to Treasury

Care England has urged the government to introduce long-term social care reform in evidence submitted to the Treasury’s 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review.

Support for cap on care costs ‘reaches record high’

Financial services outfit Just Group says support for a cost cap has reached a record high since it started tracking favoured options for funding long-term care six years ago.

NHSX kicks off social care records project

NHSX has started work on a project to accelerate the adoption of digital records by social care providers in response to Covid-19.

National Care Forum, Age UK question winter plan visitor ban

National Care Forum (NCF) and Age UK have urged the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to re-think a blanket ban on visitors in care homes located in local lockdown areas due to the negative impact on residents.

Thinktank calls for independent body to oversee care market

The social care system in England must be overhauled to function as a genuine and fair market, according to the Social Market Foundation (SMF) thinktank.

apetito webinar to put presentation skills on menu

Care home meals provider apetito has opened registration for its webinar on plate presentation to be held early next month.

Construction contractor serves Quorn home to Care UK

Contractor Clegg Construction has completed the 64-bed Lonsdale Mews care home in Quorn in Leicestershire for provider Care UK.

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