The government will limit lifetime care costs to £86,000 for individuals in England from October 2023 as part of its long-awaited plans to fix social care.
Wellbeing Care, a family-run provider for older adults living in Suffolk and Northamptonshire, has enrolled staff in a training programme designed to enable participants to understand how to communicate with people living with dementia.
Social care bodies across England have joined together to launch Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection honouring the work and lives of the adult social care workforce during the pandemic.
Care England has written to social care minister Helen Whately to highlight growing sector concern over an absence of central guidance and support regarding exemptions to mandatory vaccination rules for care home staff.
The government must immediately repeal the mandatory Covid jab rules for care home staff in England to avert a staffing crisis that threatens to overwhelm the sector, according to UNISON.
Older people in care homes in Wales will benefit from new facilities and improved services with the help of a £4m investment in the first half of 2021 by the Development Bank of Wales.
Around 50,000 people with dementia in England will be denied care home beds by 2030 due to demand outstripping supply, according to research by the Alzheimer’s Society.
The UK is set to unveil plans in the coming days to reform social care funding through an increase in national insurance contributions and a Dilnot-style cap on individual care costs, according to national media.
Navin Mayani, former chief of Care Innovation Hub has set up Planit Consultancy, which works with social care providers to improve current employee engagement and retention strategies.
Maria Mallaband Care Group has kicked off construction of its £9.5m Lace Hill Manor care home in Buckingham.
Hallmark Care Homes has been granted planning consent to transform St Raphael’s care home in Bromley into a £30m state-of-the-art development.
LNT Care Developments has acquired a site with planning consent for a 100-bed care home situated in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.
Amanda Wright-Kluger, a partner and solicitor-advocate at law firm Browne Jacobson, has been appointed a social care ambassador for the Championing Social Care charity.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is holding a webinar on 20 September on how the regulator is monitoring and prioritising adult social care inspections during the pandemic.
Software provider Access Group has acquired Servelec with a view to creating an integrated health and social care offering.
King’s College London is seeking volunteers in the capital’s care homes for a medical trial that will test the potential benefits of a cannabis-based treatment to relieve dementia symptoms.
A legal challenge over government decisions and measures taken in relation to care homes during the early stages of the pandemic will be heard in October.
Labour has called on the government to close the loophole that means some care workers are not paid for time travelling between visits.
Scottish provider Mansfield Care has been given the green light to build a 60-bed care home in Haddington, around 20 miles east of Edinburgh.