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Vida Healthcare launches training platform for dementia carers

Specialist dementia care provider Vida Healthcare has launched a training platform to support the career progression of its staff.

Hallmark group makes Shaw choice to lead assisted living brand

Kevin Shaw has been appointed as chief executive officer of Hallmark Care Homes’ assisted living brand Santhem Residences and its sister care home design and construction business Savista Developments.

Care home resident deaths fall by another third

Care home resident deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales fell by 34 per cent on the previous week, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.

Handsale serves up gastro pub in Cheshire luxury care home

Handsale is on track to open a luxury 78-bed Cheshire care home with its own gastro pub and farmers' market in early June.

Lilley plan calls for state-backed care insurance company

Former Tory cabinet minister Peter Lilley has put forward plans to introduce a state-backed insurance company to enable homeowners to protect against having to sell their homes to pay for social care.

Aedifica drops anchor for Shipley care home

Belgian healthcare REIT Aedifica has acquired for an under-construction, 66-bed care home in Shipley, West Yorkshire in an investment worth around £9m.

Health Foundation: care home residents hit hard by hospital cuts

Emergency hospital treatment received by care home residents fell more than a third during the first three months of the Covid pandemic, according to Health Foundation research.

Care home sector revenue poised to recover after Covid dip - report

Care home revenue will recover from a dip in 2020-21 due to the success of the vaccine programme, according to a report by AMA Research.

Care England backs Home Office U-turn on senior social care workers

Care England has backed the decision by the Home Office to give foreign social care workers greater opportunity to come to the UK following changes to immigration rules.

MPs launch inquiry into Covid impact on adult social care

The Housing, Communities and Local Government select committee (HCLGC) has launched an inquiry to investigate how Covid-19 has impacted the adult social care sector and its long-term funding needs following the pandemic.

Health department issues new guidance on care home visiting

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has released new guidance on care home visiting that allows each resident to have one regular indoor visitor.

Stepnell sprinkles Solihull spice for Cinnamon Care Collection

Construction outfit Stepnell has completed the build-out of a £12m luxury care and retirement village in Solihull for Cinnamon Care Collection.

Sunak: Social care reform needs cross-party consensus

Government proposals to fix social care will be based on cross-party consensus for reform, said Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

Prestwick Care unveils plans for £10m Northumberland home

Malhotra Group subsidiary Prestwick Care has unveiled plans to build a £10m care home in Ashington, Northumberland.

Care sector staffing challenges cause surge in technology adoption

UK care homes are turning to technology to overcome staff shortages that make planning and managing rosters almost impossible.

Paula Broadbent to take reins at Lovell Later Living

Extra care housing developer Lovell Later Living has appointed Paula Broadbent as managing director with effect from 6 April.

Covid-related care home resident deaths fall 35 per cent

Care home resident deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales fell by 35 per cent on the previous week, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.

McCarthy Stone appoints Alex Delamere-White chief commercial officer

Retirement communities developer McCarthy Stone has appointed Alex Delamere-White as chief commercial officer.

Heat maps of over 5000 care home staff reveal precise costs of care

Real-time time heat maps of over 5000 care home staff are being used by operators to help reveal the precise care resources and costs provided to any one individual resident.

HC-One plans massive care home refurbishment programme

HC-One is to refurbish over 200 of its care homes as part of plans by the UK’s largest operator to modernize its portfolio.

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