RECENT NEWS

Covid killed 400 residents a day during peak – report

More than 400 UK care home residents were dying with Covid-19 every day during the peak of the pandemic, according to analysis by the PA news agency.

NHS Highland acquires Covid-struck Skye care home

NHS Highland has acquired a care home on Skye where ten residents died of Covid-19 from provider HC-One to secure resident safety.

Survey finds care workers 'undervalued and underpaid'

The majority of adults in England overwhelmingly believe care workers are undervalued (81 per cent) and should be paid better (80 per cent), according to new research.

apetito to hold free dining experience webinar

Care home meals provider apetito is to host a free dining experience webinar next week on understanding the importance of dining experience on resident wellbeing.

SCIE unveils momentum shift plan for social care

A report by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has recommended a three-point plan for the reform of post-pandemic adult social care.

Pension model ‘best fix for social care’ – thinktank

A pension-style funding model would be the most cost-effective solution for reforming adult social care, according to a report by the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS).

Scotland takes first steps towards National Care Service

The Scottish government has unveiled a roadmap towards the creation of a National Care Service in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo postponed until March

Roar B2B, the organisers of Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo have postponed the event until early next year.

Vida Healthcare pushes button on family friendly app

Dementia care specialist Vida Healthcare has launched a new app that aims to keep its residents connected with loved ones amid Covid-19 and beyond.

Care England: Covid-19 shows need for integrated care system

Care England has told Parliament that health and social care need to be integrated as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

Lancashire Council to consider Garstang care plans

Lancashire County Councillors will be asked on 3 September to give the go-ahead for new care home and extra care scheme in Garstang.

Plans lodged for major Lichfield retirement village

Midlands developer JT Leavesley has lodged plans to build a mixed-use retirement village in the outskirts of Lichfield in Staffordshire.

Elder launches recruitment drive for 1,500 live-in carers

London live-in care outfit Elder is creating 1,500 new jobs for home carers to help deal with surging demand.

NCF urges government U-turn on Covid testing for CQC inspectors

The National Care Forum (NCF) has called on the government to reverse plans to allow Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors into care homes without testing for Covid-19.

Sanders Senior Living home in Leicester makes award shortlist

Sanders Senior Living’s Graysford Hall residential and dementia care home in Stoneygate, Leicester, has been shortlisted for the Knight Frank 2021 Luxury Care Home of the Year award.

Hallmark to put new stamp on former Bromley home

Hallmark Care Homes has acquired the site of the former Methodist Homes (MHA) St Raphael’s site in Bromley with a view to redevelopment.

Law firm shares whistleblowing tips for care employers

Law firm Royds Withy King is highlighting the importance of employers having a robust Covid-19 whistleblowing policy following a reported rise in complaints made to the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

National Association of Care Catering forum postponed until next year

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has postponed the NACC Training & Development Forum 2020 until next year.

Askham launches pioneering robotics rehab service

Cambridgeshire care provider Askham Village Community has launched a pioneering rehabilitation service incorporating cutting-edge robotics and sensor assisted technology.

Audley, Royal London form JV for Buckinghamshire retirement village

Audley Group and Royal London Pension Property Fund have formed a joint venture to deliver an £80m retirement village in Buckinghamshire.