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Target takes aim at £100m equity raise for acquisition spree

Target Healthcare REIT has launched an £100m equity raise to part-fund an acquisition spree, including 18 operational care homes worth a combined £230m.

Pendine Park takes wraps off Wrexham dementia care proposals

Pendine Park Care Homes has revealed plans for a 70-bed dementia care facility in Wrexham.

Montpelier Estates files plans for West Sussex care home

Montpelier Estates has lodged paperwork with Chichester District Council to build a 69-bed care home in Midhurst, West Sussex.

HomeSmiths, Tulip webinars to share care home refurbishment expertise

HomeSmiths and Tulip Care Environments have joined forces to host a pair of free webinars on refurbishing established care homes and keeping them marketable.

Scottish Covid inquiry to examine care home deaths

Care home deaths will form a key part of Scotland’s public inquiry into the handling of the Covid pandemic, the Scottish government has said.

Closed Walsall home sold for planned reopening

A closed care home near Walsall has been sold by Prestige Quality Holdings off an asking price of £925,000.

Covid jab rule 'will force sixty per cent of care homes to sack staff’

A survey by the Institute of Health and Social Care Management (IHSCM) has found sixty per cent of care homes will be forced to sack staff who refuse to get vaccinated by the time the mandatory ‘no jab, no job’ rule comes into force on 11 November.

NHS England warns on unvaccinated staff visiting care homes

NHS England has written to health leaders stating that NHS staff visiting care homes must follow the mandatory Covid vaccination rules that come into force on 11 November.

CMA declines appeal against Care UK fees ruling

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has decided not to appeal last month’s High Court ruling that threw out the former’s claim for compensation for Care UK residents who had been charged upfront administration fees.

£40m government loan to back Audley retirement village in Watford

The UK government has approved a £40m loan from the £4.5bn Home Building Fund to accelerate the construction of 255 retirement homes in Audley Group’s Mayfield Villages portfolio.

Lawrence Land plants flag in Crawley care home development site

Country Court has sold a development site with planning consent for a 60-bedroom care home in the Ifield district of Crawley, West Sussex to Lawrence Land.

Boost for music therapy for people living with dementia

New funding will allow more people with dementia to benefit from the power of music through specially designed programmes.

Lottie raises £500,000 for care home 'match' tech

Health tech start-up Lottie has closed a pre-seed investment round of £500,000 at a pre-money valuation of £5m.

Urban Village Group gets green light for £12.6m Telford development

Urban Village Group has been granted permission to build a £12.6m care home in Telford, Shropshire.

Dudley Council to refund care home top-up fees

Dudley Council has agreed to refund care home top-up fees for concerned families whose relatives were not offered an affordable placement, following a Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman investigation.

Cornerstone rounds off planning consent for £13m Bristol development

Cornerstone Healthcare has received planning consent for an 80-bed service within the Imperial Park development in the south of Bristol.

Central Bedfordshire Council appoints Farrans to build £13m care home

Farrans has been awarded a build contract for a £13m purpose-built care home by Central Bedfordshire Council.

Octopus, Elysian JV acquires £55m Tunbridge Wells retirement village

The UK Retirement Living Fund (ReLF) - managed by Schroders Capital and advised by Octopus Real Estate - has acquired a site in Tunbridge Wells, Kent for the development of a £55m retirement village in a joint venture with Elysian Residences.

NACC Care Chef of the Year 2021 finalists revealed

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has revealed the line-up of care chefs that will compete in the national final of the Care Chef of the Year 2021 competition.

BRE Group launches government-backed care home energy efficiency tool

BRE Group has launched a government-funded website aimed at supporting care home providers with identifying the most effective energy efficiency improvements for their buildings and help them save money on their energy bills.

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