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Category: Social care

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Vivo Care Choices to be sentenced today

Vivo Care Choices is due before Chester Magistrates’ Court tomorrow after pleading guilty to charges ...
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Social care
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iCAPS Enterprises takes on third Bluebird Care franchise

iCAPS Enterprises, which operates Bluebird Care domiciliary care franchises in Mendip and Ferndown, has taken ...
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Social care
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Hamberley to build neuro rehabilitation centre and luxury care home

A new 57-bedroom neurological rehabilitation centre and an 80-bedroom luxury care home in Southampton will ...
1 day
Acute care
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Outcomes First Group acquires Bryn Melyn Care

Children’s services provider Outcomes First Group has acquired Bryn Melyn Care from its founder Brendan ...
3 days
M&A
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Social care needs to fill more than 100,000 vacancies

The adult social care sector in England needs to fill around 112,000 job vacancies on ...
4 days
Market analysis
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Care provider body pleads for immediate lockdown to end home deaths

The Independent Care Group, the representative body for independent care providers in York and North ...
4 days
Politics & policy
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Demand rising for retirement communities, says ARCO

A survey of UK retirement community operators has found a ‘very significant’ increase in the ...
4 days
Market reports
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Care leaders react to CQC annual State of Care report

The Care Quality Commission has published it annual State of Care report which examines trends, ...
1 week
Market analysis
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Tunstall Healthcare calls for technology investment

Software, hardware and services company Tunstall Healthcare has called on health and social care leaders ...
1 week
Social care
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Care at Home buys Westminster Homecare

Home care provider Care at Home has acquired Westminster Homecare for an undisclosed sum.
2 weeks
M&A
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Ashberry Healthcare completes MBO

Care provider Ashberry Healthcare has completed a management buyout from former owners Rosegarth Investments by ...
2 weeks
M&A
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Schroders and Octopus Real Estate’s retirement fund attracts capital

Schroder Real Estate and Octopus Real Estate have announced the second close for their UK ...
2 weeks
Social care
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Target Healthcare reports lift in profit

Target Healthcare REIT, which invests in modern, purpose-built UK care homes, has announced annual profit ...
3 weeks
Company results
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Nursing home workers demand a shield against Covid-19

Nursing homes workers’ labour unions from all over the world are joining forces on 1 ...
3 weeks
Politics & policy
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Covid-19 drug to be trialled in care homes

Researchers at the University of Oxford are starting a new study to explore the effectiveness ...
3 weeks
Social care
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Look Ahead acquires Essex specialist care provider

The Look Ahead charity has acquired specialist care provider Kingswood Care Services which operates five ...
4 weeks
M&A
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Cera Care acquires Mears Care Scotland

London-based home care innovator Cera Care today announced its acquisition of Mears Care Scotland, which ...
4 weeks
M&A
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Aedifica acquires East Sussex care home

European healthcare real estate investment trust Aedifica has acquired a 60-bedroom care home in Hailsham, ...
4 weeks
M&A
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Complete Care acquires Amegreen Complex Care

Complete Care Holdings, a subsidiary of MC Care Holdings, has acquired Amegreen Complex Homecare, which ...
1 month
M&A
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Cygnet mental health hospital abused patients

The Care Quality Commission has taken action following the identification of physical and emotional abuse ...
1 month
Social care
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Starmer slams government on social care

Labour leader Keir Starmer has hit out at the government for failing to address the ...
1 month
Politics & policy
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National Care Forum welcomes Adult Social Care Winter Plan

The National Care Forum (NCF), the representative body for UK not-for-profit social care providers has ...
1 month
Politics & policy
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Impact Healthcare acquires nine Scottish care homes

Impact Healthcare REIT has acquired nine care homes in Scotland from Holmes Care Group in ...
1 month
Social care
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Care homes to get extra £546m Covid-19 funding

The government has announced an extension to the Infection Control Fund, pledging an extra £546 ...
1 month
Politics & policy
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Call for social care complaint pathway to be made clearer

The self-pay social care sector should be obliged to provide customers with details on how ...
1 month
Social care
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Heathcotes to open supported living in Bradford

Chesterfield-based care provider Heathcotes Group is opening a new independent supported living site near Bradford ...
1 month
Social care
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Care home sector shows resilience despite Covid-19

The UK care home sector is beginning to recover following the impact of Covid-19 in ...
1 month
Market analysis
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Allegra Care and Moorfield Group launch nursing home partnership

Care home operator Allegra Care and Moorfield Group, a real estate fund manager, have formed ...
1 month
Social care
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L&G donates £5m to Newcastle for elderly care schemes

Legal & General has announced a £5 million charitable donation to Newcastle City Council for ...
1 month
Social care
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Care Workers’ Charity makes mental health appeal

The Care Workers’ Charity is appealing for financial help to issue mental health grants for ...
1 month
Social care
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Hallmark enters retirement living market

UK care home provider Hallmark Care Homes, has entered the retirement iving market with the ...
1 month
Social care
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Hancock warns young are spreading coronavirus infections

The health secretary Matt Hancock has said the massive rise in coronavirus infections recorded yesterday ...
2 months
Acute care
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Elevation Healthcare Properties to develop Buckingham care home

Elevation Healthcare Properties, a real estate fund advised by Elevation Advisors has acquired land and ...
2 months
Social care
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Hallmark acquire ex-MHA care home site for redevelopment

Hallmark Care Homes has acquired the former Methodist Homes (MHA) St Raphael’s care home site ...
2 months
M&A
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Audley Group enter JV to build luxury retirement village

Audley Group, a provider of luxury retirement villages, has formed a joint venture with the ...
2 months
Real estate
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Government to fund social care for NHS patients post-discharge

The government says it will provide a £588 million fund to cover adult social care ...
2 months
Politics & policy
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Limerston Capital consolidates its position in high end home care

Limerston Capital has acquired Trinity Homecare Group to add to its recent purchases of two ...
2 months
M&A
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Eden Futures opens Stoke development

Supported living company Eden Futures has opened its first service in Stoke, welcoming its first ...
2 months
Social care
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Aedifica leases luxury Bedfordshire care home

European healthcare real estate investment trust Aedifica has agreed a sale and leaseback with luxury ...
2 months
Sale and lease-back
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Care home rent collection remains robust

Latest figures from real estate advisor CBRE show that UK care home rent collection was ...
2 months
Market analysis
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Healthcare industry leaders optimistic about post-Covid-19 recovery

Among all the respondents in June’s Global Business Barometer reading from The Economist Intelligence Unit, ...
3 months
Acute care
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UK care home industry short of beds

The UK care home sector has seen a minimal increase in in the number of ...
3 months
Market analysis
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Senior living sector to grow 10% in five years

Property consultancy Knight Frank has forecast 48% growth in housing with care in the UK, ...
3 months
Real estate
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Carefound opens West Bridgford office

Carefound Home Care, which provides home care services to elderly people enabling them to continue ...
3 months
Social care
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Public Accounts Committee rips into government on social care

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee today released an excoriating appraisal of the government’s ...
3 months
Politics & policy
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CPA encourages use of EU Settlement Scheme

The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) today called on staff and service users who are EU ...
3 months
Politics & policy
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Age UK says discharges to care homes without Covid-19 testing was “terrible mistake”

Older people were “catastrophically let down” by the government during the Covid-19 pandemic, says the ...
3 months
Politics & policy
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Care providers call for more guidance

Care providers called on the government to release guidance on reopening care homes in England ...
3 months
Politics & policy
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Kibble re-starts work on Scottish specialist care facilities for children

Scottish specialist care provider Kibble has restarted work on two new residential care units for ...
3 months
Social care
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Top social care civil servant quits job

Rosamond Roughton, the director general for adult social care at the Department for Health and ...
3 months
Politics & policy
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Councils “unprepared” for senior living market

Research produced by global property consultancy Knight Frank and law firm Irwin Mitchell claims that ...
3 months
Real estate
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Locum’s Nest and Earnd launch pay service for the NHS

Technology companies Locum’s Nest and Earnd today announced a partnership to allow temporary NHS staff ...
3 months
Social care
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Care England welcomes Community Discharge Grant

Care England, the representative body for independent providers of adult social care has welcomed the ...
3 months
Politics & policy
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Excluding PE-backed firms from government loan scheme branded “unfair”

EU rules that prevent private equity investors from taking advantage of the government’s Coronavirus Large ...
5 months
Politics & policy
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NCF calls for an end to Covid-19 testing “chaos”

The National Care Forum (NCF) is calling for 200,000 Covid-19 tests a day to be ...
5 months
Social care
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Covid-19 death rates continue to fall

The latest government figures show a fall in the number of deaths registered in England ...
5 months
Social care
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Huntercombe Group appoints new chief executive

Sylvia Tang has been appointed chief executive of specialist healthcare provider The Huntercombe Group. Tang ...
5 months
Social care
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App launched to help police deal with people in mental distress

Swedish health tech company Visiba Care has launched a smartphone app to access on-the-spot clinical ...
5 months
Social care
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Patel sets out plan to save social care

Chai Patel, founder of HC-One and previous owner of Care Management Group, Priory Group and ...
6 months
Social care
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Inspired Villages acquires site for 200 homes

Inspired Villages has acquired a 12-acre site in Caddington, Bedfordshire with outline planning permission to ...
6 months
Sector
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Care England calls for local authority support

Care England has called on the government to instruct local authorities to use funds allocated ...
6 months
Social care
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Care home Covid-19 deaths now “at least 5,500”

The number of care home deaths in England and Wales of residents infected with Covid-19 ...
6 months
Social care
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Scottish authorities slammed for failing to support care homes

A leading care operator has hit out at the Scottish government for failing to pass ...
6 months
Sector
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Government issues rebuttal to negative Nightingale hospital stories

The government has taken the unusual step of issuing a rebuttal to claims that the ...
6 months
Sector
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Care home deaths soar amid doubt over official figures

New government figures show that Covid-19 deaths in care homes in England and Wales have ...
6 months
Sector
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Tech companies step up to Covid-19 challenge

The government has released details of how the UK’s healthtech sector has come together to ...
6 months
Sector
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Call for “ring of steel” as care home deaths double in a week

Call for “ring of steel” as care home deaths double in a week Covid-19 related ...
6 months
Sector
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CQC to pilot Covid-19 home testing kits for care workforce

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is piloting a scheme for adult social care workers to ...
6 months
Sector
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Government pledges Covid-19 testing for care sector amid mounting concerns over level of infections

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told care home operators that all current care home residents with ...
6 months
Sector
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Care England calls on members to engage with local authorities regarding funding

Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has encouraged ...
7 months
Sector
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Care home operator still hasn’t received “a single Covid-19 testing kit”

A care home operator has directly contacted HealthInvestor to say they have not received a ...
7 months
Sector
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NHS Professionals calls on retired staff and medical students

NHS Professionals (NHSP) has launched a national campaign to boost and support the NHS by ...
7 months
Sector
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World’s largest clinical trial for Covid-19 treatments begins in UK

The world’s largest randomised clinical trial of potential Covid-19 treatments has started in the UK ...
7 months
Sector
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Adult social care services to receive millions of PPE products

Adult social care services are to receive millions of personal protective equipment (PPE) products following ...
7 months
Politics & policy
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United request for more social care staff

An independent group representing the UK’s social care providers has written to the Prime Minister ...
7 months
Sector
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Clipper Logistics to manage a new supply chain of PPE for NHS

Clipper Logistics is to manage a new supply chain to deliver personal protective equipment (PPE) ...
7 months
Sector
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Care workers at breaking point over access to protection

Care workers in the UK are at “breaking point” because of the lack of personal ...
7 months
Sector
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Dozens of MPs back £1m fundraiser to support care workers

Sixty MPs from the More United Network and across the House of Commons have backed ...
7 months
Sector
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Guidance on health workers’ equipment to be updated

Guidance for health workers on personal protective equipment (PPE) is expected to be updated within ...
7 months
Sector
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Care England releases advice for learning disability providers amid Covid-19

Care England, the representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has released new ...
7 months
Sector
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Coronavirus kills 37 doctors in Italy

The coronavirus has now killed 37 doctors in Italy while more than 6,000 medical workers ...
7 months
Sector
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Heathcotes Group begins recruitment drive for 200 workers in response to Covid-19

Chesterfield-based care provider Heathcotes Group has launched a nationwide recruitment drive to assist its front ...
7 months
Sector
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Social care staff “frightened and frustrated” about protection

Social care staff looking after the elderly and vulnerable are “frightened and frustrated” at not ...
7 months
Sector
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Care homes’ supplier costs increase since start of Covid-19 outbreak

55% of care home operators’ supplier costs have increased since the start of the coronavirus ...
7 months
Sector
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Care England calls on former social care workers to return

Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has called ...
7 months
Sector
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Government must reassure anxious NHS staff about equipment concerns

The government must win back the confidence of NHS and social care staff amid growing ...
7 months
Sector
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Nursing leaders outline plans for combating covid-19

Nurse leaders and regulators have released a joint statement, committing to work together to expand ...
7 months
Sector
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Care home providers criticised for blanket closures

Some care home providers, as well as community nurses, have come under criticism for complete ...
7 months
Sector
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Four Seasons to transfer 58 care homes to new operators

Four Season Healthcare (FSHC) is to transfer a further 58 care homes and specialist units ...
7 months
Sector
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Some domiciliary care providers struggling to financially cope amid covid-19 outbreak

Coronavirus has left companies which support older and disabled people in their own homes struggling ...
7 months
Sector
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Aspirations Care completes refinance in deal with CYBG

Aspirations Care has completed a refinance in a deal transacted by Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank’s ...
7 months
Sector
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CQC halts routine inspections amid covid-19 outbreak

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) will be stopping routine inspections from today in response to ...
7 months
Sector
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Deliveroo launches ‘no contact’ drop off service

In a bid to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, food delivery company Deliveroo has ...
8 months
Sector
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Time is right to move to delay stage

The time is right to move to the delay stage in response to the coronavirus, ...
8 months
Regulation
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Almost a third predict care homes occupancy will drop

 29% of the social care sector has predicted at least a 10% reduction in occupancy ...
8 months
Sector
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TLC Group acquires Vision Mental Healthcare and New Directions

The developer, operator and private equity company, TLC Group has acquired Vision Mental Healthcare and ...
8 months
Sector
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Budget branded as “a kick in the teeth” by social care sector

Leaders and providers across the social care sector have hit out at the government for ...
8 months
Acute care
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Unison criticises shortage of nurses

Any increase in nursing numbers in recent years has been vastly outstripped by the demand ...
8 months
Sector
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Care England launches market intelligence database for members

Care England, the representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has launched a ...
8 months
Sector
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PLMR launches coronavirus advisory team

PLMR, a communications agency specialising in the health and social care sector, has launched a ...
8 months
Sector

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