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Care recruitment outfit waives online training course fee

Social care recruitment expert Neil Eastwood has waived the fee permanently for his online training course due to the “unprecedented challenges” faced by employers to fill vacancies.

Openings of new care homes on the up as closures stall

Care home opening rose by 6.5 per cent in the first six months of the year compared with the same period in 2020, according to a report by CSI Market Intelligence.

Research project to explore dementia support in extra care housing

The Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester has kicked off a research project to explore the ability of extra care housing to support people living with dementia.

L&M Healthcare to lift lid on ‘next generation’ Kitwood House

L&M Healthcare is inviting care professionals to attend an open day on 10 August at its pioneering Kitwood House dementia care home near Northwich in Cheshire.

Runwood Homes rewards staff with £650,000 token of thanks

Runwood Homes has rewarded each of its employees with shopping vouchers worth a combined £650,000 as a token of thanks for their dedication during the Covid pandemic.

Octopus care home fund extends tentacles past £1 billion mark

Octopus Real Estate has raised a further £314m for its fund focusing on UK care homes- bringing its total value over the £1 billion mark - after attracting investors from the UK, Europe and Japan.

Cornerstone Healthcare kicks off construction of £10m Somerset home

Care provider Cornerstone Healthcare has broken ground on its £10m Cale View care home in Wincanton, Somerset.

McCarthy Stone appoints Angela Harding services operations director

Retirement community developer McCarthy Stone has appointed Angela Harding as its new services operations director.

Savista Developments wins two National Building & Construction Awards

Care home construction company Savista Developments has scooped two National Building & Construction Awards for sister company Hallmark Care Homes’ Henley Manor in Oxfordshire.

Rynda Healthcare snaps up Market Harborough consented care home scheme

Real estate outfit Rynda Healthcare has acquired a forward-funded investment with planning consent for a 76-bedroom care home in Market Harborough pre-let to Care UK.

Devon care provider ordered to pay £33,361 after resident accident

A Devon care provider has been ordered to pay £33,661.60 at Plymouth Magistrates’ Court after it failed to protect residents from avoidable harm.

Signature and Bromley F.C. team up to support local older adults

Signature Senior Lifestyle, which runs the recently unveiled Signature at Beckenham care home, has teamed up with Bromley Football Club to support adults in the local community.

Belgian REIT makes first move into UK care home market

Belgian real estate company Cofinimmo has acquired a trio of southern English care homes operated by Country Court for a total investment of £57m.

‘No jab, no job’ rules to be in force from 11 November

Covid jabs will be mandatory for all care home staff and auxiliary workers in England from 11 November after the regulations were signed by care minister Helen Whately.

Skills for Care monthly trackers to chart social care workforce trends

Skills for Care has launched workforce trackers offering adult social care employers an ongoing source for monitoring trends.

Bereaved family calls for lessons to be learned after court settlement

A Nottingham family is calling for lessons to be learned after winning their four-year legal battle following the death of a care home resident with dementia.

Minister pours cold water on NI hike to fund social care reform

Plans by the government to raise national insurance to pay for long-term social care reform have been thrown into further doubt after a senior minister appeared to rule it out.

Wales publishes social care recovery plan

The Welsh government has launched a social care recovery plan that sets out its immediate and short-term priorities to take the sector forward beyond the Covid epidemic.

Sandstone Care welcomes first resident to Preston care home

A new purpose-built luxury care home near Preston has opened and welcomed its first resident.

CQC data details extent of Covid crisis in English care homes

Data published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has revealed the extent of the impact of Covid-19 in care homes in England during the first and second waves of the epidemic.

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