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Barchester home shortlisted for Pinders design award

Property developer Frontier Estates and care operator Barchester Healthcare’s scheme, Snowdrop Place in Botley near Southampton, has been shortlisted in the Best Architectural Design category in the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2022.

Carebeans acquires UK software business of Standex Systems

Software specialist Carebeans has secured a significant six-figure equity Investment for their leading social care management software from Liverpool-based lender MSIF and the Development Bank of Wales.

Care UK unveils latest Big Draw virtual art exhibition

Care home residents across the nation have been drawing in a crowd with what is claimed to be the world’s biggest ever care home art exhibition.

Church Farm Care completes construction at Nottingham home

Construction has completed at dementia care specialists Church Farm Care’s innovative Rusticus home in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire.

England to ease care home Covid restrictions from 31 January

Covid restrictions on care homes in England will be eased from 31 January as Plan B measures are removed nationwide.

Occupancy levels set to recover to pre-pandemic levels – Knight Frank

Care home occupancy levels are set to recover to pre-pandemic levels in 2022, according to property adviser Knight Frank.

Care homes reliant on agency staff 'twice as likely to spread Covid'

Care homes that rely heavily on agency staff may be two-and-a-half times more likely to spread Covid-19 to their residents, a study has found.

Saint Cecilia’s adds to nursing home portfolio with Whitby acquisition

North Yorkshire provider Saint Cecilia’s Care Group has acquired Oakland nursing home in Whitby from Mondial Care, saving it from possible closure.

Social care law firm Royds Withy King to merge with Goodman Derrick

Social care law firm Royds Withy King is to merge with Goodman Derrick on 1 May and will be known as RWK Goodman LLP.

Care England policy, comms staff to step down

Care England policy director Ann Mackay and external affairs advisor Louisa Collyer-Hamlin are to leave the representative body for independent providers of adult social care.

Enfield signs off Signature care home conversion of former hotel

Signature Senior Lifestyle has been granted planning permission to build a 92-room care home on the site of a former four-star hotel in Enfield, north London.

Vida Healthcare boosts frontline care staff pay by 30 per cent

Vida Healthcare has increased the wages of its frontline care staff by 30 per cent for a variety of roles.

Principle Care Homes secures flagship funding from Virgin Money

New entrant to the care sector Principle Care Homes has secured £10m in funding from Virgin Money for the development of Heron Manor, its flagship care home in Fleet, Hampshire.

Connaught, Halebourne catch £11m Octopus loan for Hampshire home

Connaught Care and Halebourne Care have secured an £11m loan from Octopus Real Estate for their joint development of a 71-bed care home in Bedhampton, Hampshire.

Cornwall Care trials virtual visits to Eden Project for residents

Cornwall Care is leading a new project for care home residents to enjoy the Eden Project through virtual reality.

Care home staff vacancy rate almost doubled in six months – CQC

Care home staff vacancies in England nearly doubled in the six months to the end of December 2021, according to Care Quality Commission (CQC) data.

Scotland eases restrictions for care home residents

Most people admitted to adult care homes in Scotland will no longer have to self-isolate for two weeks under new guidance issued to care home operators.

Cornerstone Healthcare secures Virgin Money loan for Bristol care home

Cornerstone Healthcare has secured a loan from Virgin Money to develop an 80-bed ‘eco’ care home in Bristol.

Sacked care home worker loses ‘no jab, no job’ employment tribunal

A care home worker who was sacked for refusing to have a coronavirus vaccine has lost an employment tribunal in Leeds.

Anchor, McCarthy Stone unveil ‘affordable’ retirement community plans

Anchor and McCarthy Stone have joined forces to plan an ‘affordable for all’ £40m retirement community in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.

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Upcoming Events

NASHiCS - Summer Seminar for Safety & Health in Care Services

The Incora Pavillion, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, County Ground, Nottingham Road, Derby DE21 6DA
Tuesday 14th June 2022

Care & Occupational Therapy Show 2022

Westpoint Arena, Exeter
Tuesday 21st June 2022

UK Care Week

NEC, Birmingham
6th - 7th July 2022

The Care Show 2022

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Wednesday 12th October - Thursday 13th October 202

Care Roadshows - London

Epsom Downs Racecourse,
18th October 2022

Care Roadshows - Cardiff

Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
15th November 2022

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