RECENT NEWS

Crown Care takes throne with York home plans approval

Newcastle provider Crown Care has been given the green light to redevelop the Moorlands care home in the outskirts of York.

Care England backs hospital discharge guidance, cash

Care England has welcomed new government guidance for the discharge of hospital patients to support the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

apetito tucks into pioneering texture modified food range

Care home meals provider apetito has introduced a pioneering range of texture modified dishes as part of its Culinary Inspirations campaign.

Care homes under ‘constant pressure’ to accept Covid patients

Care homes were pressured to take Covid-19 patients at the height of crisis while residents were regularly refused treatment from hospitals and GPs, according to a study by Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).

Wales to allow indoor care home visits from 29 August

The Welsh government has confirmed it will allow indoor care home visits in the principality from Saturday 29 August.

Liverpool care homes to close less than a year after opening

The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has forced the closure of two Liverpool care homes less than a year after they opened.

Second time’s the charm for New Care Cheshire plans

Cheshire provider New Care has won the right to build a 60-bed care home in Wilmslow in its home county on appeal.

The Care Show postponed until October 2021

CloserStill Media, the organiser of The Care Show, has postponed the 2020 event until next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

CASPA whitepaper teaches lessons on e-learning

The Care Software Providers Association (CASPA) has published a new whitepaper on selecting online training providers.

Care UK caterer served nomination for top national award

A Care UK catering expert has been shortlisted for a national catering award for his leadership qualities in delivering a ‘dining with dignity’ approach for residents.

Yorkshire care provider facing Covid-19 insurance battle

A Yorkshire care provider is calling for urgent government intervention after finding it almost impossible to get affordable insurance due to the coronavirus pandemic.

NHS leaders urge Prime Minister to fix social care

NHS leaders are calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to honour his pledge to fix social care ‘once and for all’ and to set out a timetable for reform.

NHS-backed scheme gives virtual ticket to innovation hubs

An NHS Digital-funded project is offering care providers virtual access to innovation hubs that showcase the role of digital technology in care homes.

Government creates National Institute for Health Protection

The government is to establish the National Institute for Health Protection (NIHP) to boost the UK’s ability to deal with and recover from Covid-19 and meet health challenges of the coming winter.

National Care Forum and partners launch infection control audit tool

The National Care Forum (NCF), Quality Compliance Systems (QCS) and Standards Wise International have launched an infection prevention and control audit tool for not-for-profit care providers.

Swallowcourt swoops for digital upgrade of Cornwall homes

Cornish care provider Swallowcourt has teamed up with IT outfit Aztek Business to undertake a digital upgrade of its care homes in response to Covid-19.

apetito to hold free dysphagia awareness webinar

Leading care home meals provider apetito is to host a free dysphagia awareness webinar next week.

Hallmark etches construction milestone for Bath property

Hallmark Care Homes has kicked off construction of the 76-bed Midford Manor development in Bath.

LNT makes the running for Derby home

LNT Care Developments has filed plans to build a 66-bed care home on the outskirts of Derby.

Castleoak sows acorn for care home near Cardiff

Castleoak Care Developments has lodged plans with Vale of Glamorgan Council to build a 70-bed care home near Cardiff in South Wales.