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Third of UK jobseekers would consider working in social care - report

A third of UK jobseekers would consider working in social care after the Covid pandemic raised public perception of the sector, according to research by Totaljobs and the Work Foundation.

Scottish lawyers urge Covid care deaths compensation scheme

Law firms are urging Scottish ministers to set up a compensation scheme for bereaved families who lost loved ones in care homes due to Covid-19 after Holyrood admitted mistakes, according to newspaper reports.

Covid death rates seen worse in larger Scottish care homes

Covid-related resident deaths in Scottish care homes with more than 80 beds were more than six times higher than in properties with up to 20 beds, according to official figures.

CQC to move away from set schedule of care home inspections

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) will move away from a set schedule of care home inspections to a more flexible, targeted approach as part of its new regulatory strategy.

Amicala, FORE JV secures site for Bristol net zero extra care scheme

A joint venture between later living developer Amicala and real estate investor FORE Partnership has acquired a five-acre development site in Bristol to build a net zero extra care scheme.

Cummings: Prime Minister ‘misled by Hancock' on patient Covid tests

Former chief advisor to the Prime Minister Dominic Cummings has claimed Boris Johnson was misled by Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Covid testing of discharged hospital patients to care homes.

Anavo scores hat-trick of care home planning consents

Anavo, in partnership with Liberty Care Developments, has secured planning permission to build three care homes in West Sussex, Cheshire and Staffordshire.

Cinnamon unveils Hampshire addition to care collection

Cinnamon Care Collection has celebrated the official opening of its luxury care home in New Milton in south-west Hampshire.

Covid-related care home deaths rise for first time since January

Care home resident deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales have risen for the first time since January, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.

Development Bank of Wales provides £750,000 care home acquisition loan

The Welsh government-owned Development Bank of Wales has provided a £750,000 loan to enable the acquisition of a Valleys care home.

Closed Ipswich care home sold for redevelopment for £1.3m

A closed care home in Ipswich has been sold for redevelopment to South Coast Care Homes for £1.3m.

Barchester cuts ribbon at Hampshire home

Barchester Healthcare has cut the ribbon on the marketing suite at its Florence Court in Hampshire’s Titchfield Common ahead of the full opening of the care home later this summer.

Audley, BlackRock Real Assets forge £500m later living joint venture

Retirement village developer Audley and BlackRock Real Assets have joined together to form a multi-site joint venture with a £500m gross development value.

Celebrities join Alzheimer’s Society call for social care reform

A host of celebrities have backed the Alzheimer’s Society’s call to rebuild the social care system for everyone affected by dementia.

Hallmark Care Homes Foundation appoints first chief executive

The trustees of Hallmark Care Homes Foundation have appointed Stephen Burke as the charity’s first chief executive.

Care England: no jab, no job policy must be backed by central support

Government plans to make Covid vaccination a condition of social care staff deployment in older adult care homes must be backed up by central support, according to trade association Care England.

Government awards to recognise exceptional practice in social care

Exceptional efforts of the social care workforce will be recognised by the government through a new award launched by chief nurse for adult social care Deborah Sturdy.

CQC takes action against care providers on visitor ‘blanket bans’

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has taken action against dozens of care providers where the regulator had concerns over care home visits, including potential blanket bans.

John’s Campaign launches fresh legal action on visitor guidance

Campaigners have threatened new legal action against the UK government if it fails to remove the 14-day self-isolation requirement from the latest update to care home guidance.

Scottish review finds ‘unlawful’ hospital transfers to care homes

A review of the legality of moves of patients from hospitals to care homes in Scotland at the height of the pandemic has found vulnerable people were transferred without due consent.

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