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Annual figures show sharp rise in DoLS applications

The number of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) applications received by councils increased ten-fold in 2014/15 – the highest level since their introduction in 2009.

Priory extends presence in private behaviour care market

The Priory Group has extended its presence in the private behavioural care market after acquiring Life Works, a 22-bed behavioural clinic in Surrey, from the Glenholme Group for an undisclosed sum.

Glen Care launches clinically-led residential care service

Glen Care is launching a new, clinically-led residential care service for men with learning disabilities, complex needs and impulsive behaviour at the Langford Centre in Bexhill-on-Sea.

Partnerships in Care continues acquisition trail

Partnerships in Care is continuing its rapid expansion after making four new acquisitions, adding six more facilities and 149 beds to its portfolio – taking the total to over 2,000.

Cygnet snaps up Alpha Hospitals

There has been further consolidation in the independent mental health sector after US-backed Cygnet acquired Alpha Hospitals from its private equity owners C & C Alpha Group for a reported £95m.

Glen Care reconfigures Maidstone service

Glen Care has reconfigured a complex mental health recovery service in Maidstone to specialise in treatment resistance cases as part of its strategic move to develop more community-based and non-secure services.

Cambian acquires specialist school

The Cambian Group has expanded its specialist education portfolio after acquiring Potterspury Lodge School near Towcester, Northamptonshire for an undisclosed sum.

PiC buys Hampshire addition treatment centre

Partnerships in Care (PiC) has continued its recent expansion with the acquisition of The Manor Clinic, a 15-bed drug, addiction and depression treatment centre in Hampshire, for an undisclosed sum.

Improvements needed for those in mental health crisis

A report by the Care Quality Commission has found that improvements are needed in 24-hour support for people having a mental health crisis despite government initiatives to improve access to services.

Expansion plans for Frenchay

Huntercombe Group owned Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre has announced plans to expand with the creation of a new hospital opposite its existing facility in Bristol.