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Wales publishes social care pandemic recovery plan

The Welsh government has published a plan supported by an initial £100m funding to help the health and social care system in Wales recover from the pandemic.

Care home staff to be ‘legally required to have Covid jabs’

Care home staff in England will be required by law to have a Covid jab in a bid to boost lagging take-up, according to a report.

Aedifica invests £25m in Northants care home duo

Belgian healthcare REIT Aedifica is investing a total of £25m in two new build care homes in Northamptonshire.

Roythornes takes care of Macc acquisition in Solihull

Midlands operator Macc Care Group has acquired an under-development care home site in Solihull with the assistance of real estate experts Roythornes Solicitors.

Care providers ‘breathing sigh of relief’ after Supreme Court ruling

The Supreme Court has ruled care providers do not have to pay the national minimum wage to staff for the time that they are asleep but on call during sleep-in shifts.

Hancock announces further £341m funding for adult social care

The UK government has announced a further £341m funding to support adult social care providers.

CQC raises alarm over 'do not resuscitate' orders during pandemic

More than 500 do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) orders were imposed on care home residents without their consent during the Covid pandemic, according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

WATCH: New season of Tea With Tobi launches with MHA’s Sam Monaghan

The new season of the Tea With Tobi podcast by social care marketing outfit Smooth Digital has launched featuring an interview with Methodist Homes (MHA) chief executive Sam Monaghan.

Supreme Court decision 'could leave care providers facing £400m bill’

Care providers will be left with an estimated £400m bill if the Supreme Court overturns an appeal on social care sleep-in pay, according to law firm Royds Withy King.

New care recruitment consultancy aims to boost staff retention

A new recruitment consultancy, hirestaff, has been launched with an aim to improve staff retention by care homes.

Future of dementia care design virtual event to take place on 22 April

Leading care home experts will discuss the future of dementia care design at a free to attend virtual roundtable to be hosted next month by The Care Home Environment.

Covid-related care home resident deaths continue to fall

Care home resident deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales fell by 27 per cent on the previous week, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.

Lovell Later Living tops out first phase of Leeds extra care scheme

Lovell Later Living’s new extra care facility in West Ardsley, Leeds, has achieved the topping out phase of construction.

Royal Naval Benevolent Trust drops anchor for Portsmouth home

The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust (RNBT) has completed the site acquisition for an under-development care home dedicated to veterans of the Portsmouth Naval Base.

Legal & General goes green with net-zero retirement village

Legal & General’s later living business Inspired Villages has begun construction of the UK’s first net-zero retirement community - the £120m Millfield Green scheme in Caddington, Bedfordshire.

Charterpoint navigates Sheffield sale to Cinnamon Luxury Care

Senior living developer Charterpoint has completed a deal to sell its under-development Bradway care home in Sheffield to operator Cinnamon Luxury Care.

CQC whistleblowing up more than half in care settings

A legal and regulatory specialist in health and social care has warned that with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reporting a marked rise in whistleblowers, care providers need to be well-prepared.

London care homes continue to lag in staff Covid jabs

Fewer than three in five care home staff in London have had a Covid jab according to the latest data from NHS England.

Care home openings up, closures down in 2020 despite pandemic

Openings of care homes for older people in England in 2020 rose eight per cent on the previous year while closures fell 24 per cent despite the pandemic, according to a report by CSI Market Intelligence.

Care organisations call for extension of Covid relief funds

The care sector will struggle to implement stringent Covid testing and infection control measures unless the government extends key funding packages, according to leading industry representatives.

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