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North-east care company sold for around £3.5m

North-east care company Interactive Development Support has been sold off an asking price of £3.5m to supported living provider Flexible Support Options.

Anavo given green light for Shropshire scheme

Anavo, in partnership with Liberty Care Developments, has received planning permission from Shropshire Council to build a 68-bed care home in Whitchurch.

Extensive Wiltshire care home property put on the market

The directors of the Hill House care home in the Wiltshire town of Chippenham have put the property up for sale as a going concern.

Front-line care staff can continue working if ‘pinged’

Front-line social care staff who have been advised to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS Covid-19 app can continue working if they opt to take tests instead.

CIC: social care workers ‘underpaid by up to £7,000’

The Community Integrated Care (CIC) charity has called for an “immediate and fair pay rise” to all front-line social care workers after it claimed they are undervalued by up to £7,000 per year compared to equivalent positions in the public sector.

Exemplar Health Care poised to open Birmingham care home

Exemplar Health Care will this autumn open a £4.9m specialist nursing care home in Birmingham for adults living with a range of complex and high acuity care needs.

Liverpool care staff take the bus to understand dementia

Staff at Brook View, an Exemplar Health Care home in Liverpool, has held a training day aboard a ‘Dementia Bus’ to learn more about what it is like to live with dementia.

Migration Advisory Committee to consult on post-Brexit care impact

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is to launch a public call for evidence on the impacts of ending freedom of movement on adult social care.

Washco launches laundry awards to honour care heroes

Commercial laundry specialist Washco has launched the Love Laundry Awards to celebrate those working in care and nursing home laundries who have made a difference during the pandemic.

Lovell Later Living hires Teresa Snaith as customer experience lead

Lovell Later Living (LLL) has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Teresa Snaith as customer experience director.

Rangeford locks sights on Surrey retirement village

Rangeford Villages has taken the wraps off its Homewood Grove retirement community near Chertsey in Surrey due to open in late 2023.

Inspired kicks off construction of Hampshire retirement village

Inspired Villages has begun work on its 149-home Ampfield Meadows retirement village near Chandlers Ford in Hampshire.

HC-One to make Covid vaccines compulsory for all UK staff

HC-One is to make having a Covid-19 vaccine a condition of employment for all staff across the UK.

Hallmark Foundation to make £78,000 donation to Care Workers’ Charity

Hallmark Care Homes Foundation is to donate £78,000 to the Care Workers’ Charity over the next three years.

Home Office orders review of Brexit immigration impact on social care

The Home Office has commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to undertake a review of the impact that ending freedom of movement has had on adult social care.

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.

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