Real estate fund Elevation Healthcare Core Plus has acquired two care homes in the English midlands.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told care providers they should not wait until the vaccination programme is complete to allow visits.
The UK has updated its code of practice (CoP) for the international recruitment of health and social care staff to align with the World Health Organization (WHO) to widen the global market from which it can ethically recruit.
Join Social Care, a recruitment platform previously operated in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), has launched an independent offering to attract 100,000 new candidates into the UK care sector.
OakNorth Bank has provided a £4.4m loan to complete construction of a new care home in South London that would have otherwise been delayed due to Covid-19.
Morgan Sindall Group has rolled its Later Living business into its sister firm Lovell to become a new division named Lovell Later Living.
Nearly three-quarters of social care providers would like to make a Covid vaccination a condition of employment for new members of staff, according to a poll by social care law firm Royds Withy King.
LNT Group has appointed Goldman Sachs to secure external investors in its care home development business.
More than 130 care homes in Greater Manchester are using an app to allow the NHS to monitor Covid-19 symptoms and support over 4,000 residents.
Care home resident deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales fell by 31 per cent on the previous week, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.
England chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty has told social care staff and other front-line care workers they have a “professional responsibility” to have Covid jabs amid sluggish take-up rates.
Cornerstone Healthcare Group is to develop a 74-bed care centre in Somerset to add to its portfolio of highly specialised care homes.
The Scottish government has confirmed care home residents will be allowed two designated visitors and one visit a week for each from next month.
Care home organisations have given tentative backing to new government guidance that will allow residents one visitor from 8 March as part of the Prime Minister’s roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions.
Care provider Hallmark Care Homes and sister outfit Savista Developments have launched an inter-company programme, Care Accelerator, designed to foster to leadership and innovation skills.
Erica Lockhart, chief executive of the Surrey Care Association (SCA), is to retire at the end of March following 48 years of service to the care industry.