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Care Workers’ Charity partners with The Outstanding Society

The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) has partnered with the Outstanding Society in a bid to facilitate best practice and increase care quality for those who draw on social care.

Hallmark partners with FaultFixers to deliver maintenance management

Hallmark Care Homes is partnering with maintenance management software app FaultFixers in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19 within their 19 homes across England and Wales.

Castleoak sets sail on Seaford care home construction

Specialist developer Castleoak has broken ground on a luxury 55-bed care home in Seaford, East Sussex to be owned and operated by Barchester Healthcare.

Amaya Care Homes acquires Welsh establishment from Hallmark for £4m

Amaya Care Homes has acquired the Bryn Celyn care home in Maesteg in south Wales from Hallmark Care Homes for £4m.

NHS Digital social care programme 'to bring £127m of benefits'

A drive to expand the use of digital technology in social care is expected to lead to £127m worth of benefits, according to NHS Digital.

m4d Radio launches iOS app and listen again feature

Music for Dementia has launched an iOS app and listen again function to make it easier to listen to and personalise its internet-based m4d Radio.

Roche wraps Methley retirement living scheme near Leeds

Roche Retirement Living has completed construction of its £3.4m Mexborough Grange retirement living scheme in Methley near Leeds.

Scottish government kicks off National Care Service consultation

The Scottish government has launched a consultation on the creation of a National Care Service to deliver adult social care.

Barchester Healthcare opens tap on Malvern care home construction

Barchester Healthcare has kicked off construction of the 66-bed Elgar Court care home in Malvern, Worcestershire.

Sona start-up raises £1.6m funding for care staff app

Workforce technology startup Sona has raised £1.6m in funding to accelerate the development and adoption of its app for health and social care employees.

Skills for Care launches #RecruitmentReady online toolkit

Skills for Care has launched a two-month campaign highlighting its online tools, resources and information to support recruitment of social care staff.

MHA voices anger after being ‘named and shamed’ over minimum wage

Leading not-for-profit care provider MHA has criticised the HMRC after being included on a government ‘named and shamed’ list of 191 companies that broke national minimum wage law.

Apetito tucks into green targets with 2040 net zero pledge

Care home meals provider apetito has committed to reducing its carbon emissions to net zero by 2040 via challenging interim targets for 2025 and 2035.

New Care wins planning approvals in Cheshire, West Yorkshire

New Care has received planning consent for two care facilities, one near Warrington in Cheshire and a second in Guiseley in West Yorkshire.

Health department, CQC publish ‘no jab, no’ job’ guidance

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have published operational guidance for mandatory vaccination of people deployed or working in a care home.

Oakland Care secures five-year finance package to fund growth plans

Oakland Care has secured a five-year financing package to support the development of purpose-built, premium care homes.

Belong to include intergenerational nursery at Chester care home

Planning permission has been granted for north-west England’s first nursery within a care setting at Belong's under-construction care village in Chester.

Skills for Care launches three-year plan to deliver strategic vision

Skills for Care has launched a three-year plan setting out how the workforce development and planning body for social care in England will deliver the organisation’s vision of “supporting people who draw on services to live the lives they choose".

Morrison Community Care Group tees off Troon care home

Scottish care provider Morrison Community Care Group (MCCG) has completed the Queens View Harbour Luxury Suites in Troon, Ayrshire and preparations are underway to welcome its first residents this month.

Legal & General, NatWest pension scheme form £500m later living jv

Legal & General has entered into a 15-year joint venture with NatWest Pension Trustee Limited (NWPTL) to invest £500m of equity to build later living communities to be developed and operated by the former’s Inspired Villages subsidiary.

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