RECENT NEWS

Meaningful Care Matters to launch international networking platform

Consultancy group Meaningful Care Matters is to launch an international networking platform that aims to grow a community that can support each other through the ongoing changes and challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

ADASS: We owe it to society to reform care after annus horribilis

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has called on the government to urgently bring forward proposals for reforms to sort out social care “for all, once and for all”.

QCS celebrates 5,000 care providers with free Barnet deal

Management service provider Quality Compliance Systems (QCS) has notched 5,000 care provider clients by signing up Finchley-based charity Barnet Carers.

Care England: immigration is perfect storm for social care

Care England has called on the Home Office to reconsider its decision to reject recommendations to place senior care workers and registered managers on the shortage occupation list (SOL).

Virtual opening marks reality for £12m Hallmark home

Hallmark Care Homes has opened a £12m facility near Brentwood in Essex using technology for a virtual event understood to be a first for the care sector during current Covid restrictions.

NCF: Lockdown must not lock out care home visitors

A coalition of over 60 organisations brought together by the National Care Forum (NCF) has called on the government to ensure care homes are supported to enable visits by families and loved ones during the pandemic.

CQC freezes fees charged to providers

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has frozen fees paid by care providers to cover the costs of regulation for 2021-22.

Ex-care ministers urge £3.9bn emergency social care support

A new coalition of former ​health and care ministers, employers, trade groups and UNISON has written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak calling for an immediate £3.9bn emergency support fund to help the care sector through the pandemic.

Places for People wraps 60-home Grimsby extra care scheme

Living Plus, part of the Places for People Group, has completed construction of a 60-bed extra care development in Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

SoupedUp serves chance to thank care home staff

Care homes across Britain are being encouraged to nominate colleagues to receive recognition in a new programme, CHHW Allstars.

Jobs site sees surge in young people eyeing care careers

Figures revealed by jobs site GetMyFirstJob show Covid-19 has had a major impact on career preference with a big rise reported in young people wanting to work in health and social care.

John’s Campaign issues legal challenge against visitor guidance

John’s Campaign, a group which campaigns for people with dementia to be supported by family carers, has issued court proceedings challenging Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) guidance for visiting in care homes.

Crewe to take Avantage of TODD Architects extra care scheme

Retirement living developer Avantage has secured consent to build a 132-apartment extra care facility in Crewe designed by TODD Architects.

St Monica Trust funds study on long-term Covid impact on older people

St Monica Trust has released funding to help tackle the long-term implications of Covid-19 on older people, such as the loss of local groups and activities, plus the impact of increased isolation on health and wellbeing.

National Care Forum relaunches digital forum

The National Care Forum (NCF) has relaunched its digital and technology forum to reflect the increase in digital solutions being made available to the care sector during the Covid pandemic.

Hartford Care chief celebrates 20 years with company

Hartford Care chief executive Sean Gavin is celebrating his 20th anniversary with the Hampshire-based care provider.

Leading Wales care centre sold to Bellavista Care Homes

Bellavista Care Homes has acquired the 129-bed Waverley Care Centre in Penarth in south Wales for an undisclosed sum.

Cheshire care provider ordered to pay £220,000

Cheshire care provider Vivo Care Choices has been ordered to pay almost £220,000 at Chester Magistrates’ Court following an incident that contributed to an 89-year-old woman’s injury.

Healthcare Homes extension wing reaches final approach

Healthcare Homes is nearing completion of a £2.3m dementia-specialist extension at its Fornham House care home near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.

Welsh government unveils vision for health and social care workforce

The Welsh government has published a ten-year vision for its health and care workforce as part of its ‘A Healthier Wales’ strategic plan.

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Design In Mental Health Conference 2021

Ricoh Arena, Judds Lane, Longford, Coventry, CV6 6AQ
9-10 June 2021