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Borough Care serves up Leek care home opening

Borough Care has cut the ribbon on its new £10m Hen Cloud House care home in Leek, Staffordshire.

Orchard Care Homes holds Teams webinars to address staff C19 jab fears

Orchard Care Homes is providing independent medical information to staff about Covid vaccinations via a series of Teams webinars to boost uptake.

Sajid Javid holds summit to shape health and social care reform

Health and care sector leaders and experts were brought together on Monday by Health Secretary Sajid Javid to help shape reform.

Gillian Keegan replaces Helen Whately as care minister in reshuffle

Tory MP for Chichester Gillian Keegan has replaced Helen Whately as care minister in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle.

Martin Green takes over as chair of Care Provider Alliance

Professor Martin Green OBE has taken from Kathy Roberts as chair of the Care Provider Alliance (CPA) as of 1 September.

Supply of care home beds failing to keep up with demand – Knight Frank

The supply of care home beds rose by just 0.1 per cent in the past year to 480,072 across 12,034 care homes developers pausing operations to deal with the impacts of the pandemic, according to a report by global property adviser Knight Frank.

CQC webinar to discuss approach to care home inspections, monitoring

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is to host a webinar on 20 September on how it is monitoring and prioritising inspections as it prepares to make changes to how it regulates.

National Care Group launches apprenticeship scheme to plug skills gap

Leading provider of care and support services to vulnerable adults National Care Group has launched an academy and apprenticeship programme to help kickstart a career in care for the next generation.

QCS launches Dementia Centre to support best practice

Social care guidance provider Quality Compliance Systems (QCS) has launched the Dementia Centre software package that offers comprehensive condition-specific support.

Skills for Care opens call for 2021-22 Workforce Development Fund

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) 2021-22 is now open to adult social care employers in England to support the development of their staff at all levels.

Wales launches £48m Covid recovery fund to support social care

A new £48m package of funding to support social care in Wales has been announced by deputy minister for social services Julie Morgan.

Care workers launch legal action against mandatory Covid jab policy

Two care home workers have launched an eleventh-hour bid to overturn the government’s mandatory Covid jabs policy, according to newspaper reports.

Care England: writing on the wall for adult social care this winter

An additional 35,000 to 70,000 care workers will be needed across England due to the government’s mandatory vaccinations policy, according to Care England.

Elysian Residences reveals show apartment at Kent retirement village

Elysian Residences has taken the wraps off the show apartment at its new Wildernesse House retirement village at a converted stately home in Kent dating back to 1327.

Healthcare REIT smashes £100m Target for share issue

Target Healthcare REIT has raised £125m through an oversubscribed share issue to help fund an acquisition spree including 18 operational care homes worth a combined £230m.

Care UK buddy programme boosting retention of new starters

A buddy pilot programme for new starters at Care UK is boosting staff retention, the care provider has said as it launched the programme officially during Professional Care Workers’ Week earlier this month.

HC-One to give Edinburgh refurb royal treatment with Saxe Coburg unit

HC-One is to build a new luxury unit at its Victoria Manor care home in Edinburgh as part of an £8.5m group-wide refurbishment programme.

University project aiming to improve care staff ‘flu jab uptake

Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have launched a project to increase the number of care home staff that take up the ‘flu vaccine.

Care England backs frontline health worker Covid jabs consultation

Care England has backed a Department of Health and Social Care consultation on making the Covid-19 and flu vaccination a condition of deployment for frontline workers in health and wider care settings.

Holmes Care Group appoints new MD following chief executive promotion

Holmes Care Group has named Alex Wilson as its new managing director following former incumbent Sharifa Lakhani’s promotion to chief executive officer.

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