RECENT NEWS

McCarthy & Stone shareholders back £647m US takeover bid​

Later living developer McCarthy & Stone is to be sold to US private equity group Lone Star after shareholders backed an improved takeover offer.

John’s Campaign threatens fresh legal challenge on visitor guidance

Campaigners are challenging government guidance that puts a ‘blanket ban’ on trips out of care homes to visit friends and family for residents aged over 65, including over Christmas.

Inspired Villages appoints Sonia Parol as design director

Later living community developer Inspired Villages has appointed Sonia Parol as design director to drive innovation, sustainability and resident wellbeing.

Deborah Sturdy appointed inaugural Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care

Professor Deborah Sturdy OBE has been appointed by the UK government as its first ever Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care in England.

Rugby League World Cup kicks off care volunteer programme

The organisers of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC2021) in England have teamed up with Community Integrated Care (CIC) to create a programme offering volunteering opportunities to people who have care and support needs.

Audley recruits contractors for £100m Berkshire retirement village

Audley Group has appointed Henry Construction and Zenith Construction to support the restoration and new build phases of its Sunningdale Park retirement village in Berkshire.

Hundreds of care homes tune up for winter music initiative

Leading care providers including Barchester Healthcare, Hallmark Care Homes and MHA have launched a new music project that aims to lift the spirits of thousands of residents in England this winter.

Kent & Medway mobilise integrated health and social care record

A new health and social care shared record system is being launched in Kent and Medway that Kent County Council (KCC) says will deliver significant benefits for the region’s care professionals.

NCF: NHS England should help deliver vaccines to care homes

The National Care Forum (NCF) has called on NHS England to work with GPs and pharmacies to help mobilise a local vaccination service for care home residents.

Oxfordshire home unveils Covid-secure visitor centre

A care home in Oxfordshire rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission has installed a Covid-secure visitor centre to allow residents to see loved ones during winter.

Person Centred Software makes free festive offering

Care technology provider Person Centred Software (PCS) is offering its Relatives Gateway system to all UK and Ireland care homes free of charge to facilitate communication between residents and loved ones over the festive period.

Care home residents, carers first to get Pfizer Covid vaccine

Care home residents and carers will be first to get the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for Covid-19 after it was cleared for clinical use by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority.

Hampshire home ordered to pay £167,670 after Legionella death

Sentinel Health Care has been ordered to pay £167,670 at West Hampshire Magistrates’ Court in Southampton after a 56-year-old man died from Legionnaires' disease while in its care.

DHSC: residents in all tiers can reunite with families at Christmas

Care home residents in all tiers across England will be able to see their families at Christmas via indoor visits under new Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) guidance.

Morgan Sindall Later Living wraps extra care work in York

Morgan Sindall Later Living has achieved practical completion on an 80-bed extra care scheme in York.

Meaningful Care Matters opens door to online advent calendar

Care consultancy Meaningful Care Matters has launched an online advent calendar to help caregivers “open a window of possibility” to make a difference each day this month.

Knight Frank marks social care Covid efforts with inaugural awards

Property adviser Knight Frank has announced the winners of its inaugural Healthcare Heroes Awards that recognise people working within the social care sector.

National Care Group takes the Velway for portfolio maintenance

National Care Group (NCG) has signed a contract with property management outfit Velway to provide maintenance and compliance services across the former’s care home portfolio.

Kingsley Healthcare pops cork on £12m Northants home

Kingsley Healthcare has opened its £12m Brackley luxury care home in Northamptonshire that will house up to 66 residents.

Netflix-style activity service aims to get residents moving

A new on-demand service to get care home residents stretching, singing and socializing has been launched by wellbeing business Oomph!.

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