Care England has warned local authorities that proposed fee rate increases may not be enough to provide quality care as the pandemic leaves many providers struggling to cope financially.
A Surrey care provider has been ordered to pay £83,644 after a 57-year-old man died after falling out of a window while in their care.
Two Liverpool care homes that were set to close due to the economic impact of the pandemic are to remain open and be transferred to another operator.
Nearly a fifth of care home residents in England are awaiting their first dose of Covid vaccine, according to the NHS.
The British Medical Association is calling for concerted action to fix social care in the UK, saying that urgent steps need to be taken to improve it in the short, medium and long term.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) and Skills for Care have published the first ever standards for nurses working in care homes.
The Scottish government’s review of adult social care has recommended the creation of a statutory National Care Service on an equal footing with NHS Scotland to raise standards following the pandemic.
Labour is backing calls for care home residents to be given the legal right to receive visits from their loved ones.
A senior NHS geriatrician has expressed concern about outbreaks of Covid-19 in care homes after residents have received a first dose of vaccine.
The Health for Care coalition of 15 national health organisations, led by the NHS Confederation, has set out seven key principles for social care reform as it called on the government to introduce proposals early this year.
The NHS has offered a first dose of Covid vaccine to residents at every eligible care home with older residents in England.
Scotland is on course to meet its target to vaccinate all care home residents against Covid-19 by the first week of February.
City of York Council is seeking a specialist to build and operate an extra care development to provide residents with more high-quality accommodation options.
Meaningful Care Matters has awarded accreditation to a trio of care homes in England following the successful implementation of its person-centred care models.
Adept Care Homes has finalised a multimillion pound deal with Virgin Money-owned Yorkshire Bank, to re-finance the business and support the development of an 84-bed care home in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.
A National Care Forum (NCF) snapshot survey has found 95 per cent of English care homes operated by respondents to the poll had been vaccinated by the end of 25 January.