Lancashire Council to consider Garstang care plans

Lancashire County Councillors will be asked on 3 September to give the go-ahead for new care home and extra care scheme in Garstang.

Plans lodged for major Lichfield retirement village

Midlands developer JT Leavesley has lodged plans to build a mixed-use retirement village in the outskirts of Lichfield in Staffordshire.

Elder launches recruitment drive for 1,500 live-in carers

London live-in care outfit Elder is creating 1,500 new jobs for home carers to help deal with surging demand.

NCF urges government U-turn on Covid testing for CQC inspectors

The National Care Forum (NCF) has called on the government to reverse plans to allow Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors into care homes without testing for Covid-19.

Sanders Senior Living home in Leicester makes award shortlist

Sanders Senior Living’s Graysford Hall residential and dementia care home in Stoneygate, Leicester, has been shortlisted for the Knight Frank 2021 Luxury Care Home of the Year award.

Hallmark to put new stamp on former Bromley home

Hallmark Care Homes has acquired the site of the former Methodist Homes (MHA) St Raphael’s site in Bromley with a view to redevelopment.

Law firm shares whistleblowing tips for care employers

Law firm Royds Withy King is highlighting the importance of employers having a robust Covid-19 whistleblowing policy following a reported rise in complaints made to the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

National Association of Care Catering forum postponed until next year

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has postponed the NACC Training & Development Forum 2020 until next year.

Askham launches pioneering robotics rehab service

Cambridgeshire care provider Askham Village Community has launched a pioneering rehabilitation service incorporating cutting-edge robotics and sensor assisted technology.

Audley, Royal London form JV for Buckinghamshire retirement village

Audley Group and Royal London Pension Property Fund have formed a joint venture to deliver an £80m retirement village in Buckinghamshire.

Crown Care takes throne with York home plans approval

Newcastle provider Crown Care has been given the green light to redevelop the Moorlands care home in the outskirts of York.

Care England backs hospital discharge guidance, cash

Care England has welcomed new government guidance for the discharge of hospital patients to support the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

apetito tucks into pioneering texture modified food range

Care home meals provider apetito has introduced a pioneering range of texture modified dishes as part of its Culinary Inspirations campaign.

Care homes under ‘constant pressure’ to accept Covid patients

Care homes were pressured to take Covid-19 patients at the height of crisis while residents were regularly refused treatment from hospitals and GPs, according to a study by Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).

Wales to allow indoor care home visits from 29 August

The Welsh government has confirmed it will allow indoor care home visits in the principality from Saturday 29 August.

Liverpool care homes to close less than a year after opening

The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has forced the closure of two Liverpool care homes less than a year after they opened.

Second time’s the charm for New Care Cheshire plans

Cheshire provider New Care has won the right to build a 60-bed care home in Wilmslow in its home county on appeal.

The Care Show postponed until October 2021

CloserStill Media, the organiser of The Care Show, has postponed the 2020 event until next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

CASPA whitepaper teaches lessons on e-learning

The Care Software Providers Association (CASPA) has published a new whitepaper on selecting online training providers.

Care UK caterer served nomination for top national award

A Care UK catering expert has been shortlisted for a national catering award for his leadership qualities in delivering a ‘dining with dignity’ approach for residents.