The government’s mandatory Covid jab policy could lead to the loss of around 40,000 staff with a replacement cost of £2,500 each to English care homes, according to a Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) impact assessment.
Care providers Care UK and Signature Senior Lifestyle (Signature) are to acquire all Sunrise Senior Living and Gracewell Healthcare homes in the UK.
The government is set to raise national insurance to pay for long-term social care reform, according to newspaper reports.
Adult social care leaders have come together to publish a collective vision of what should be in a workforce strategy for the sector.
A Scottish care home owner has been disqualified from being a company director for six years after being unable to account for more than half a million pounds leaving company accounts.
The directors of the Hill House care home in the Wiltshire town of Chippenham have put the property up for sale as a going concern.
Front-line social care staff who have been advised to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS Covid-19 app can continue working if they opt to take tests instead.
The Community Integrated Care (CIC) charity has called for an “immediate and fair pay rise” to all front-line social care workers after it claimed they are undervalued by up to £7,000 per year compared to equivalent positions in the public sector.
Exemplar Health Care will this autumn open a £4.9m specialist nursing care home in Birmingham for adults living with a range of complex and high acuity care needs.
Staff at Brook View, an Exemplar Health Care home in Liverpool, has held a training day aboard a ‘Dementia Bus’ to learn more about what it is like to live with dementia.
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is to launch a public call for evidence on the impacts of ending freedom of movement on adult social care.
Lovell Later Living (LLL) has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Teresa Snaith as customer experience director.
Rangeford Villages has taken the wraps off its Homewood Grove retirement community near Chertsey in Surrey due to open in late 2023.
Inspired Villages has begun work on its 149-home Ampfield Meadows retirement village near Chandlers Ford in Hampshire.
HC-One is to make having a Covid-19 vaccine a condition of employment for all staff across the UK.
Hallmark Care Homes Foundation is to donate £78,000 to the Care Workers’ Charity over the next three years.
The Home Office has commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to undertake a review of the impact that ending freedom of movement has had on adult social care.