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Octopus: more work needed to educate people on retirement communities

Up to 2.5m people in the UK would consider moving to a retirement community after seeing more information on them, according to a report by developer Octopus Real Estate.

QCS, Skills for Care forge partnership for registered managers

Social care consultancy Quality Compliance Systems (QCS) and workforce development and membership organisation Skills for Care have joined forces to strengthen the support they provide to registered managers in adult social care.

Three in four care staff say Covid had serious impact on mental health

Three in four staff working in care homes and home care say the Covid pandemic has had a serious negative impact on their mental health, according to the GMB union.

Kathryn Homes to take over Runwood care properties in Northern Ireland

A new company with a local board of directors has been established to manage a portfolio of 12 care homes across Northern Ireland.

400,000-plus England social care staff ‘still not given Covid vaccine’

More than 400,000 adult social care staff in England could still be waiting for their first Covid jab, according to analysis by the PA news agency.

Cascade opens doors to state-of-the-art Norwich care home

Care provider Cascade has opened a £2.2m state-of-the-art residential care home near Norwich for people living with autism, mental health conditions and learning difficulties.

Hamberley Development promotes John Austin to lead pipeline charge

London-based luxury elderly residential nursing and specialist care home outfit Hamberley Development has promoted John Austin to the role of managing director.

ICG: government keener to tackle football than social care

The government has come under fire from campaigners for not showing the same “passion” for reform of social care as it has done for football matters.

Last chance to register for dementia care design virtual roundtable

The Care Home Environment magazine is making a final call for registrations for its free to attend Future of Dementia Care Design virtual roundtable to be held at 11am today.

Avatara secures funding to reboot Dorset care home

Dorset care provider Avatara has secured a £1.5m refinance and acquisition funding package to reopen a care home near Dorchester.

Octopus wraps arms with Schroders for Elysian Residences joint venture

Later living outfit Elysian Residences has formed a joint venture with Octopus Real Estate and Schroder Real Estate to develop a £200m portfolio of UK retirement villages.

Borough Care backs real living wage for all staff

Borough Care has become the largest residential care provider in the UK to receive a real living wage accreditation from the Real Living Wage Foundation.

Impact Healthcare REIT makes Suffolk punch

Impact Healthcare REIT has exchanged contracts to acquire Carlton Hall care home near Lowestoft in Suffolk for a £10.3m net purchase price before transaction costs.

Supreme Court VAT ruling ‘could save care homes millions’

A Supreme Court ruling that sale and leaseback arrangements will not be subject to retrospective VAT charges could save care homes millions of pounds, according to tax experts.

Westgate Healthcare poised to get cracking with Chestnut Manor

Hertfordshire-based provider Westgate Healthcare is set to open the doors in June to its 60-bed Chestnut Manor care home in east London.

Rapid lateral flow Covid tests ‘fail’ care homes

Care homes in England are being “failed” by a flawed rollout of rapid result lateral flow device (LFD) Covid tests, according to analysis of a pilot scheme.

Exemplar Health Care appoints Dr. Graham Rich as chairman

Exemplar Health Care, which operates 32 care homes across Yorkshire, the Midlands, north-east and north-west England, has appointed Dr. Graham Rich as its new chairman.

SNP confirms plans to establish National Care Service

The SNP will legislate for the creation of a National Care Service within the first year of the new Scottish parliament and aim to have it fully functioning by the end of the five-year term.

Plaid Cymru sets out vision for ‘transformational’ social care

Plaid Cymru has set out its vision for delivering transformational change to social care in Wales by working towards offering care that is free at the point of need.

Robot vacuum cleaners ‘cut infection risk by 41 per cent’

A UK government-funded trial involving robot vacuum cleaners to clean floors in 25 care homes found pathogen levels were cut by 41 per cent in three days.

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