Exemplar to set £20m example with five new homes

Yorkshire-based provider Exemplar Health Care is investing over £20m to open five new homes in England over the coming 12 months.

Musical services for dementia sufferers to get £500k tune-up

The Music for Dementia campaign and the Utley Foundation have launched of The Paul and Nick Harvey Fund to support musical activities for people living with dementia.

Free PPE until June for adult social care providers

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has extended the provision of free personal protective equipment (PPE) to care providers until the end of June.

Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo postponed until September

Roar B2B, the organisers of Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo, has postponed the event for a third time due to the pandemic.

Concern grows over rising care home Covid infections

Care organisations have called on the government to step up Covid vaccinations in care homes after Public Health England data showed outbreaks have more than doubled in England since late December.

Belong appoints Sue Goldsmith to new operations manager role

Dementia specialist provider Belong has appointed Sue Goldsmith to the newly created role of operations manager in a move designed to enhance the care operator’s provision as it prepares to open villages in Chester and Birkdale.

NHS Providers urges care home discharges to free up hospitals

NHS Providers has called on the government to provide financial incentives and support for the care sector to enable patients to be discharged from hospitals into care settings.

Scotland vaccinates 'well over half' of care home residents

More than half of Scottish care home residents have received their first dose of Covid vaccine, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.

Maria Mallaband awards top marks to Teesside Uni for Covid support

Maria Mallaband Care Group has paid tribute to Teesside University for online support that enabled it to fulfil its commitment to professional development during the pandemic.

apetito donates over £40,000 to charities for Covid efforts

Care homes meals provider apetito has made donations of a total of £40,000 to charities who work with some of those most affected by the pandemic.

NHS Highland beats a path to digital care technology

NHS Highland has boosted its digital technology provision with the help of Person Centred Software’s Mobile Care Monitoring system.

Inter-generational pilot project to combat Covid isolation

A project designed to reduce loneliness among care home residents by getting them involved in online activities with children has been launched in Nottinghamshire ahead of a nationwide launch next year.

Audley grabs Graham to build Cobham retirement village

Audley Group has appointed Graham to lead the construction of its £80m retirement village in Cobham in Surrey.

Close contact visits barred in all English care homes

Close-contact indoor visits are barred across English care homes following the imposition of a new national lockdown effective from 5 January.

All care home residents ‘to be vaccinated by end-January’

GPs and local vaccination services have been asked by the government to ensure every care home resident in their local area is vaccinated by the end of January.

Care home nurse scoops top NHS England prize

A care home manager has been recognised by NHS England's top nurse as part of its Chief Nursing Officer Awards – the first time a nurse in a care home setting has been recognised in the awards.

Four Seasons administrators ‘preparing care homes sale’

The administrators of Four Seasons Health Care are preparing to sell the troubled chain of care homes 20 months after its collapse, according to newspaper reports.

HC-One poised to open doors in first York home

HC-One is to open its Mossdale Residence care home in York providing residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 80 residents on 5 January.

CareTech Foundation chief executive awarded MBE

Jonathan Freeman, founder and chief executive of the CareTech Foundation - the first independent grant-making charitable corporate foundation in the care sector - has been awarded an MBE for services to charity in the Queen’s new year’s honours list.

GPs to earn £10 per care home vaccine jab

GPs are to earn an extra £10 for every care home resident they are able to vaccinate against Covid by the end of January in an accelerated drive by the NHS to protect the most vulnerable.

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