£12.6 million 70-bed care home to be built in Telford

A £12.6 million purpose-built care home with supported living facilities is to be built in Telford after plans were approved. A planning application for a 70-bed care home – with 12 specialist care apartments – has been approved by Telford & Wrekin Council. The development, at Randlay, will be delivered by Birmingham-based developer Urban Village […]


Plans for a pair of care homes look set to get the green light next week (11 August 2021). Kings Road Investments Ltd, supported by Strathmore Estates, submitted plans to North East Lincolnshire Council earlier this year for development on a site at the corner of Louth Road and Station Road in New Waltham. Planning […]

Covid vaccine to become mandatory for care home staff in England

The rule will also apply to anyone entering a care home such as healthcare professionals, CQC inspectors, tradespeople, hairdressers and beauticians It will be compulsory for all staff working in care homes in England to have coronavirus vaccinations by November 11, according to new guidance. Following the change in law, which applies to all people […]

Care home regulator didn’t probe thousands of complaints

Pic: John Angus Gordon surrounded by his family at Home Farm care home. Investigations by the regulator into complaints against care homes in Scotland were significantly reduced during the period when Covid-19 was taking a devastating toll on the sector. Only one in 20, or 5%, of complaints made by relatives, carers and staff about […]

The 7 Kent care homes rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission

The seven Kent care homes that have been rated the worst by a watchdog can be revealed. Independent inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) regularly visit care homes to find out whether the service is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. There are four ratings given to health and social care services – these are […]

Virtual Care Home Open Week gets up and running

Care Home Open Week launches this week with a packed agenda of virtual activities celebrating residents, staff and their role in local communities. Over 500 cares homes in the UK will take part in the event which includes virtual tours, fundraising dance-a-thons, karaoke, fashion shows, art projects, community service days and much more. The event, […]

Elderly couple used Morse Code to escape care home

An elderly couple with dementia managed to escape from a care home by using Morse code skills the husband learned in the military. The husband and wife duo went on the run from the Elmcroft assisted living facility in Lebanon, near Nashville, Tennessee, after the man used his armed forces training to crack the home’s […]


Cheltenham-headquartered Envivo Group has expanded with the acquisition of a specialist nursing care provider based in Wales. Crusader Medical Care provides care for those with highly acute, complex care needs and challenging behaviours, including mental illness and acquired brain injury. It employs more than 100 staff members and operates two care homes in the Cardiff […]