RECENT NEWS

Care home occupancy rates rise despite pandemic

National care home occupancy rates are beginning to recover following the impact of Covid-19, according to market research by property consultancy Knight Frank.

Start-ups team up for innovative dementia care

London-based care home developer Anavo has formed a partnership with Chester outfit Liberty Care Developments to deliver innovative dementia care across a number of UK locations.

UK ‘must harness technology assisted care’

The UK health and care system must accelerate the use of digital technology seen over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report by thinktank Public Policy Projects (PPP).

Labour warns government over winter plan for care homes

Labour has warned the government has weeks to put a winter care home plan in place or risk a repeat of past mistakes in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.

Allegra Care, Moorfield forge £125m portfolio partnership

Care home operator Allegra Care and real estate fund manager Moorfield Group have teamed up to create a £125m portfolio of nursing and dementia care homes.

Downing Street ‘going cold on social care costs cap’

The UK government is reportedly drawing up alternative plans for adult social care funding reform after cooling on ideas for a Dilnot-style cap system.

Bracknell marks construction path for Heathlands care home

Bracknell Forest Council has held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark construction kicking off for the £9.2m Heathlands care home in Berkshire.

DHSC warns care homes over rising Covid infections

Care homes in England have been warned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) of a rise in Covid-19 infections within the sector.

Hallmark Care Homes launches assisted living brand

Hallmark Care Homes has entered the assisted living market with the launch of the Santhem Residences luxury retirement village brand.

HC-One facing possible legal action over Covid deaths

HC-One, the UK’s largest care home operator, is facing the threat of possible legal action over the deaths of residents from Covid-19.

Home care service trials temperature monitor discs

Staff at a supported living community are trialling an innovative temperature indicator that has helped them to monitor carers and residents.

Torsion Care loses fight to build West Yorkshire home

Torsion Care has lost an appeal against refusal of its plans to build a 66-bed care home in Lightcliffe in West Yorkshire.

Montpelier Estates snaps up Sussex site

Montpelier Estates has agreed to buy the site of a former day centre in West Sussex from Chichester District Council with a view to building a new care home.

Legal & General gets Inspired on Bedfordshire village

Legal & General’s later living business Inspired Villages has kicked off construction of the £60m Elderswell retirement village in Bedfordshire.

Inverness care home goes Wyld for Covid smart technology

Morar Living will next month deploy smart technology to help reduce the spread of viruses including Covid-19 at its Castlehill care home in Inverness.

Simply UK secures €40m to build Morar Living brand

Glasgow real estate developer Simply UK has secured €40m from a European investor to develop its Morar Living care home and retirement living division.

Impact Healthcare acquires St Peters keys in Suffolk

Impact Healthcare REIT has acquired the 62-bed St Peters House care home in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk for £7.4m.

England social care spending ‘£600m lower than in 2010’

Annual adult social care spending in England is £600m lower than a decade ago, according to a report by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Avery on song with Derby care home plans

Avery Healthcare has won the right to develop a 63-bed care home on the outskirts of Derby following approval from Derbyshire City Council.

Matt Hancock to face questions on social care funding reform

MPs will question Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock on the government’s plans for a long-term solution on social care reform on Tuesday.