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.
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.
Priory opens walk-in centre
The Priory Group has opened its first walk-in high street clinic in Birmingham to tackle workplace stress.
Glen Care invests in new service for women
Glen Care is launching a challenging behaviour and complex needs service for women at its Langford Centre site in Bexhill on Sea. The new service is designed to offer a care pathway for women with complex mental health problems, including borderline personality disorder, self-harming, agitated and aggressive behaviours. It will provide treatment for those whose condition has required prolonged hospitalisation with a step-down locked rehabilitation unit offering a route to more independent living.