Brunelcare builds South Gloucestershire bridges

Brunelcare has opened the Little Heath care home and reablement centre in Cadbury Heath in South Gloucestershire after a two-year build.

Norwegian start-up puts video cycling pedal to the metal

Norwegian start-up Motitech has launched free three-month trials of its virtual cycling concept to enable UK care home residents to take part in physical activity while self-isolating.

Country Court delivers care packages to 2000 staff

Some 2000 staff at Country Court’s 32 care homes are to receive a package consisting of over 20 items including food, drink and basic provisions to help with day-to-day life during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cheshire home offers 30-bed unit to NHS hospital

Weston Park care home in Cheshire has offered a 30-bed unit to nearby Macclesfield District General Hospital free of charge in order to support the NHS during the Covid-19 outbreak.

UK government to create PPE parallel supply chain

The UK government is to establish a parallel supply chain (PSC) with the help of the Army to ensure care providers have sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE) to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak.

Britton Price to launch online Covid-19 care skills course

Britton Price Training will next week launch an online safe people handling essential skills course for use during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Chartered surveyors ECY plot dedicated care team

Chartered surveyor firm Edward Cooper Young (ECY) has established a dedicated care team within its practice.

German private equity outfit completes Armstrong acquisition

German private equity outfit Aurelius Equity Opportunities has completed the acquisition of Armstrong Ceiling Solutions from Knauf International.

Coronavirus: Care sector demands urgent staff legislation change

A group of care sector representative bodies has written to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnston calling for furloughed workers to be allowed to get paid employment in the sector without financial penalty amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Care England publishes operational advice for providers

Care England has published wide-ranging advice for its social care provider membership concerning operational issues arising from the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: British Legion launches care staff recruitment drive

The Royal British Legion is seeking new staff members to support its UK care homes in in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: Lawyers seek government job retention scheme clarity

Law firm Royds Withy King is calling for urgent clarification that health and social care providers will be able to benefit from the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

Coronavirus: Labour demands more equipment for care home staff

Labour has called on the UK government to provide care homes with full personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect staff and residents against coronavirus.

Care bosses disqualified for diverting council funds

Bosses of two care homes in the Midlands have been disqualified from being company directors after they diverted council funds before abandoning elderly residents and staff.

Cinnamon lodges plans for Scots care village

Care provider Cinnamon has lodged a planning application with East Lothian Council to build the Inveresk Care Village near Musselburgh in Scotland.

Coronavirus: Hancock praises social care sector

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has written a letter of thanks to social care workforce for their response so far to the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: Provider issues call for care home volunteers

Care home provider Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare has called on members of the public to volunteer to help older people during the coronavirus crisis.

Exemplar to create 1000 carer jobs to meet growing demand

Exemplar Health Care has launched a recruitment drive for up to 1000 associate carer roles in Northern England and the Midlands to meet growing demand in the coming months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Health+Care postponed until April 2021

The Health+Care event in London, which incorporates The Residential & Homecare Show, has been postponed until April 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read all about it during Covid-19 crisis

Digital news provider PressReader is offering care and nursing homes free access to thousands of online newspapers and magazines for the next two months.