Care developer Albion Care Communities has acquired a 70-bed care home site spanning 2.68 acres in Hereford. The site has full planning permission secured by property developer Prime Developments and will be operated by Dormy Care Communities.

Hallmark Care Homes has acquired former Embrace Group care home, Ty Porth in South Wales. Ty Porth provides care to 80 residents and has a compliant CSSIW social care services inspection rating.

The new home is the 17th home bought by Hallmark Care Homes who provide provides residential, dementia and nursing care to over 1,000 people across England and South Wales.

Larkfleet Homes has started construction work on a continuing care retirement community in Oakham in Rutland. The care community will provide 62 one and two-bedroom homes for independent living, 54 properties for assisted living for people with particular care needs, and a 60-bed specialist care home for people with dementia.

Specialist care provider Regard Group has named Wakeling House in Suffolk after Jan Wakeling, a council worker who delayed her retirement from Suffolk County Council to support individuals with learning difficulties move from the home into new properties. Wakeling House is a supported living service for adults with learning difficulties and autism.

Caring Homes has opened its Kingsclear care home in Camberley. The care home provides dementia and nursing support to 97 residents.

Abbeyfield has signed a leasehold care home deal with Castleoak to extend its estate of care homes and assisted living apartments. The care provider has agreed a 30-year lease for an £8.5m 80-bed care home development in Southampton.

Glenholme Healthcare Group is planning to build a ‘multi-million pound’ residential care facility in a new move into the older people care market. The 64-bed home will be built in Sleaford in Lincolnshire. It will include premium rooms, ‘generous’ communal living space and extensive gardens.

The learning disabilities and mental health care provider has over 40 years’ experience in supporting young people and adults in the healthcare industry. The provider added its portfolio with funding support from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks. Kent Phippen, managing director at Glenholme Senior Living said: ‘This is our first senior living care home and we are on track for a June 2018 opening.’