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.
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-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.
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.
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.
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, in partnership with Liberty Care Developments, has secured planning permission to build three care homes in West Sussex, Cheshire and Staffordshire.
Cinnamon Care Collection has celebrated the official opening of its luxury care home in New Milton in south-west Hampshire.
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.
The Welsh government-owned Development Bank of Wales has provided a £750,000 loan to enable the acquisition of a Valleys care home.
A closed care home in Ipswich has been sold for redevelopment to South Coast Care Homes for £1.3m.
Retirement village developer Audley and BlackRock Real Assets have joined together to form a multi-site joint venture with a £500m gross development value.
A host of celebrities have backed the Alzheimer’s Society’s call to rebuild the social care system for everyone affected by dementia.
The trustees of Hallmark Care Homes Foundation have appointed Stephen Burke as the charity’s first chief executive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.