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Care home operators ‘face 30 per cent costs surge’ – Knight Frank

UK care home operators could see costs rise by up to 30 per cent this year driven by labour, supply and finance, according to global property adviser Knight Frank.

Fulcrum Care issues guidance on boosting occupancy, recruitment

Consultants Fulcrum Care has published a guide to how care home owners and managers can improve low occupancy and recruitment challenges.

Archbishop of Canterbury calls for new ‘covenant’ for social care

The Archbishop of Canterbury has called on the government to set out a clear vision for social care that puts it on a par with the NHS.

Care home isolation period halved to 14 days

The government has cut the care home isolation period following a Covid outbreak to 14 days following warnings that the protocols put the NHS under further strain and prevented residents from seeing loved ones.

BUPA fined £1m after fire kills care home resident

BUPA has been ordered to pay a record £1.04m after a resident died in a fire while smoking at one of its care homes.

New Care to create 800 jobs with seven new care homes

Cheshire-based provider New Care said it expects to create 800 jobs in the next two years as it prepares to double in size through new care home openings.

Balhousie Care Group anoints Kirk as deputy chief executive

Scottish provider Balhousie Care Group has appointed former HC-One and Four Seasons Health Care director John Kirk as deputy chief executive officer (CEO).

Skills for Care launches #PrepareToCare22 to help employers

Skills for Care has launched a series of activities branded #PrepareToCare22 to support social care employers in planning for the new year.

Encore Care Homes staff receive pay rise as thanks for Covid efforts

All staff across Encore Care Homes will receive a pay rise this month as a thank you for their ongoing support during the pandemic.

Preston care home wins contract to help free up hospital beds

Sandstone Care Group’s Ribble Court care home in Preston has won a contract that is helping to free up acute beds in hospital this winter.

Lancashire nursing home sold to Constantia Care Homes

The privately-owned Crawshaw Hall nursing home and medical centre in Crawshawbooth, Lancashire has been sold to Constantia Care Homes.

Farrans Construction bags build contract for £50m Bedfordshire scheme

Farrans Construction has been awarded the build contract for a £50m senior living village in Flitwick, Bedfordshire.

Rinnai warms up for H3 hot water system launch

Rinnai is set to launch its H3 range of products consisting of hydrogen blends-ready water heating systems in hybrid versions and a comprehensive selection of heat pumps specifically designed for commercial use.

Orders of St John Care Trust chief exec awarded OBE

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) chief executive Dan Hayes has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s 2022 New Year’s Honours for his services to the social care sector.

Government launches £60m Adult Social Care - Omicron Support Fund

The government is providing an additional £60m to local authorities to support the adult social care response to Covid-19 in January.

Home Office smooths path for foreign care workers with visa plan

Social care staff are to be eligible for the Health and Care Worker visa for a minimum of 12 months from early next year under plans by the Home Office to ease pandemic pressures.

Impact Healthcare acquires three care homes for £14.3m

Impact Healthcare REIT has acquired a pair of care homes in Northern Ireland and one in Scotland for a combined cost of £14.3m.

Care UK dementia care professional recognised with national award

A Care UK dementia care professional has recognised with a prestigious national award.

Holmes Care Group expands expire with £40m Kingdom Homes acquisitions

Holmes Care Group has acquired 12 new care homes from Kingdom Homes, a care provider based in Fife in a deal worth up to £40m.

Hallmark Care Homes promotes Martin Murphy to operations director

Care provider Hallmark Care Homes has promoted Martin Murphy from regional operations manager to operations director.

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Upcoming Events

NASHiCS - Summer Seminar for Safety & Health in Care Services

The Incora Pavillion, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, County Ground, Nottingham Road, Derby DE21 6DA
Tuesday 14th June 2022

Care & Occupational Therapy Show 2022

Westpoint Arena, Exeter
Tuesday 21st June 2022

UK Care Week

NEC, Birmingham
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The Care Show 2022

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Wednesday 12th October - Thursday 13th October 202

Care Roadshows - London

Epsom Downs Racecourse,
18th October 2022

Care Roadshows - Cardiff

Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
15th November 2022

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