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Warwickshire care home resident rides off with virtual cycling prize

Motitech, the Norwegian startup behind the annual Road Worlds for Seniors global virtual cycling event, has announced a 99 year-old Warwickshire care home resident has won the title of UK male champion for 2021.

Adult social care 'contributes £50.3 billion to English economy'

The adult social care sector contributes £50.3 billion to the English economy according to a report published by Skills for Care.

Silbury Finance provides £55m loan for Herts retirement village

Silbury Finance has provided a £55m loan for the development of a 103-apartment retirement village in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, owned by a joint venture between later living outfit Elysian Residences, Octopus Real Estate and Schroder Real Estate.

Excelcare ranked number one care provider based on CQC ratings

Excelcare has been announced as the number one ranked care provider for older people including dementia based on Care Quality Commission (CQC) ratings by Care Markets UK.

Primrose Bank care home chef tastes sweet smell of success

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has declared Aaron Watson of independently-owned Poulton-le-Fylde care home Primrose Bank as its 2021 Chef of the Year.

Stronger Together Community Choir hits high note with award win

The Stronger Together Community Choir has won the Care Sector’s Got Talent 2021 gong awarded by the Championing Social Care charity.

Ryalto app fits for National Care Forum information network

National Care Forum (NCF) is partnering with Ryalto as mobile app provider for the former’s new Information Governance Network (IG Network).

Runwood Homes resident scoops NAPA unsung hero award

Runwood Homes resident Wayne Fitzroy-Grayson of Windle Court care home in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, has won NAPA’s (National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People) unsung hero award for 2021.

The Care Home Environment October issue published

The October edition of The Care Home Environment magazine has been published and is available to read online now.

Skills for Care puts spotlight on staff retention support

Skills for Care is putting the spotlight through October and November on supporting social care employers with staff retention.

National Care Forum takes over running of Care Innovation Hub

National Care Forum (NCF) has taken over the running of Care Innovation Hub (CIH) after the latter suspended operations in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare scoop CIPD award

Care providers Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare have won the ‘Best Resourcing Initiative’ award at the 2021 CIPD People Management Awards.

Flintshire Council sharpens plans for ‘state of the art’ care home

Flintshire County Council has taken the wraps off proposals to build a new “state of the art” older adult care persons care home in Flint, working in partnership with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB).

Elior UK, Alzheimer’s Society enter into three-year partnership

UK caterer Elior has entered into a three-year partnership with Alzheimer’s Society that aims to raise dementia awareness and around £100,000 in funds for the charity.

Apetito gives finger food for care home residents the thumbs-up

Care home meals provider apetito has launched a new range of finger food dishes aimed at providing a positive and inclusive dining experience for residents living with dementia.

WashCo confirms finalists aiming to clean up at Love Laundry Awards

Commercial laundry specialist WashCo has announced the finalists of its Love Laundry Awards to celebrate those working in care and nursing home laundries who have made a difference during the pandemic.

OakNorth Bank lends £18.5m to support Aberdeen care home development

OakNorth Bank has completed an £18.5m loan to Care Concern Group to support the development of a new 81-bed care home in Aberdeen.

Javid to care staff: get Covid jabs or clear off

Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid has told care home workers to get another job if they are unwilling to get Covid vaccinations.

Retired general to lead health and social care leadership review

Ministers have appointed a retired general to lead a review of NHS and social care leadership to reduce regional disparities in efficiency and health outcomes in England.

DHSC announces £388m winter package for adult social care

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced a £388.3m winter package to prevent the spread of infection in social care settings.

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