Three-quarters of adults ‘believe care homes are unsafe’

Research by dementia care specialist Vida Healthcare has revealed 76 per cent of adults believe it is unsafe to put a loved one in a care home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Care workers unite for #GladtoCare awareness week

Care workers across the UK have been sharing stories from their careers as part of an awareness week designed to shine a light on social care during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sector reacts with fury to carers exclusion from visa scheme

The care sector has reacted angrily at the exclusion of certain social care roles from the UK government’s new Health and Care Visa for foreign workers.

Care UK aims high with Wycombe development plans

Care UK has lodged plans with Buckinghamshire Council for an 84-bed care home at Marlow Hill in High Wycombe.

Residents rock to classic album cover mock-ups

A London care home has used lockdown to recreate classic album covers with eye-catching photographs of residents.

Home Office unveils Health and Care Visa details

The Home Office has revealed details of how its Health and Care Visa scheme will apply to foreign care workers as the UK steps up post-Brexit employment arrangements.

Imminent return of care home visitors wins support

Care providers have given a cautious welcome to forthcoming government plans to allow relatives to visit care and nursing homes.

National Care Forum offers VAT lot of tax expertise

The National Care Forum (NCF) has entered into a partnership with tax advisers Kieran Lynch & Co. to offer members access to VAT expertise during the pandemic.

New Savista Developments innovation head sets challenge to colleagues

Claire Johnsen has been appointed as head of innovation of care home construction outfit Savista Developments.

UK immigration proposals ‘create care staff blackhole’

The leaders of 37 organisations have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson warning that care homes and other social care services face a staffing "blackhole" due to the government’s proposed points-based immigration system.

Avery nets planning permission for Northampton home

Avery Healthcare has been granted permission to build a 56-bed care home in Northampton.

Runwood Homes on Doncaster construction final straight

Care provider Runwood Homes is close to competing construction of an 81-bed home in Doncaster due to open to residents in September.

New Care plans for 69-bed Northwich home refused

Cheshire West and Chester Council has refused plans by New Care to build a 69-bed care home in Northwich citing over-development of the site.

CQC launches rapid reviews of local care systems

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is to carry out rapid reviews of how health and social care providers are working collaboratively in local areas in response to Covid-19.

Law firm makes plea giving free access to advice hub

Legal services provider Markel is offering care and charity organisations one month’s free access to its online Law Hub.

Care sector slams PM Covid ‘procedures’ comments

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has come under fire from the care sector after saying care homes did not properly follow procedures during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Construction primed for £8m Worcester home

Construction is to kick off shortly on the £8m The Belmont care home near Worcester developed by healthcare property developer Prime and Sanders Senior Living.

Target Healthcare agrees £15m Bicester sale & leaseback deal

Target Healthcare REIT plc has agreed a £15m sale and leaseback deal with Ideal Carehomes for a newly-developed care home in Bicester in Oxfordshire.

SCIE backs NHS England call for urgent social care reform

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has backed calls by the leader of NHS England for plans to reform the sector to be place within a year.

Taylor Wimpey volunteers get Abbeyfield garden party ready

The Abbeyfield Society, a charity operating over 400 residential homes for older people nationwide, has partnered with residential development firm Taylor Wimpey, which will see employees at the latter volunteering their time in the former’s homes.