Providers urged to invest in end of life training

A former care minister has urged all care home providers to consider taking part in a training programme designed to improve end of life care. The National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Centre in End of Life Care is the national training … Continue reading

Homes sold in £25m deal

A leading property investment specialist has bought three care homes in a £25.2 million deal. Legal & General Property (LGP), one of the largest institutional property fund managers in the UK, announced on 28 November that it had bought the … Continue reading

Autumn Statement axes goodwill tax break

The owners of care and nursing home businesses could be hit by the removal of a potentially valuable tax break in the 2014 Autumn Statement. The Autumn Statement, delivered by Chancellor George Osborne on 3 December, contained a measure limiting … Continue reading

Government to clamp down on care home top-up fees

New regulation is set to be introduced which will make it harder for care homes to ask for top-up fees from families with relatives in care. From April 2015, care homes will not be allowed to ask families to pay … Continue reading

Care home administrations a cause for concern

The recent administration of West Midlands-based care company Elysian Care Ltd is a stark reminder of the challenging times facing care homes. Following the collapse of Elysian Care, residents in two care homes owned by the company in Dudley and … Continue reading