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Exemplar launches sexuality and intimacy training for care staff

Exemplar Health Care, a provider of specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs, is launching a staff training programme to help normalise discussions around sex and disabilities within care homes.

MPs: social care plan needed as ‘matter of urgency’

A national workforce plan for the social care sector should be introduced as a “matter of urgency” to tackle staff shortages and burnout, according to the Health and Social Care select committee.

Encore Care Homes launches 24/7 rapid response team

Encore Care Homes has launched what is claimed to be the UK’s first care home rapid response team (RRT) to help older people in a care crisis.

Knight Frank: European elderly care investment market remains buoyant

The European elderly care property investment market remained buoyant in 2020 despite the Covid pandemic with €7.2 billion worth of transactions, according to consultancy Knight Frank.

Hancock to answer care home questions from MPs this week

Health Secretary Matt Hancock MP will on Thursday answer questions from MPs on the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, including the discharge of hospital patients to care homes during the first wave early last year.

National Care Group acquires Northants homes in Stepping Stones deal

National Care Group - one of the UK’s leading providers of support services to vulnerable adults - has acquired Stepping Stones Care Homes, which operates three facilities in Northamptonshire.

Hallmark to host virtual event to give real flavour of care homes

Hallmark Care Homes will support Care Home Open Week and Championing Social Care on 1 July by hosting a live virtual event where attendees can experience a taste of what is offered to residents.

LNT Care Developments acquires Bedfordshire site for £1.2m

LNT Care Developments has acquired a Bedfordshire site with planning consent for a new care home near Milton Keynes for £1.2m.

WATCH: Huntington & Langham Estate completes dementia care extension

A Surrey care community is celebrating the completion of an extension to its dementia care facilities, which will allow it to provide 11 extra bedrooms for new residents.

Person Centred Software approved by NHSX as digital records supplier

Digital care technology outfit Person Centred Software has been approved by the NHSX as a supplier of Digital Social Care Records (DSCR).

Signature reveals period splendour at Hendon Hall conversion

Signature Senior Lifestyle has revealed a glimpse of its conversion of the Grade II-listed Hendon Hall in north London to a luxury care home.

Brendoncare breaks ground on home turf

Winchester-based charity Brendoncare has broken ground on a new 60-bed care home to be built in its home city.

UK Music, Music for Dementia band together to launch survey

Industry body UK Music and the Music for Dementia charity have joined forces on a ground-breaking project to show how music can play a more vital role in improving health and wellbeing.

Generations X, Y And Z ‘Have Highly Negative Perception Of Care Homes

Research commissioned by care developer Castleoak has found just one in six people from generation X, Y and Z have a positive perception of care homes.

Legal & General breaks ground on Hampshire retirement village

Legal & General has broken ground on a retirement village consisting of 151 new specialist age-appropriate homes in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire.

Orkney council invites tenders for Kirkwall care home

Orkney Islands Council (OIC) is inviting tenders for the contract to build a new 40-bed care facility in Kirkwall to replace St Rognvald House.

Oakland Care launches Michelin-star inspired menus

Oakland Care has launched new menus in collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Tim Allen to be rolled out across each of its six care homes in southern England.

Alcove and partners win Suffolk council care tech contract

Tech outfit Alcove, management consultancy Rethink Partners and monitoring service Provide CIC have been awarded the contract to deliver Suffolk County Council’s innovative care technology service over the next three years.

Hallmark Care Homes promotes Aneurin Brown to group ops director

Hallmark Care Homes has promoted its regional director for England, Aneurin Brown, to group operations director.

Government cans plans for care staff movement legislation

The government has officially dropped plans to introduce legislation to restrict the movement of staff between care settings in England.

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