Homecare services in Scotland worried for fate

The terms and inadequate funding levels attached to many local authority contracts in Scotland are discouraging homecare services from applying for local authority contracts, according to a study by Scottish Care. The organisation, which represents independent social care providers in Scotland, says many staff employed…...

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ResI REIT enters the housing with care market

UK-based REIT Residential Secure Income plc (ResI) has carried out its first acquisition, buying 1,341 retirement properties for £100m. The acquired portfolio is concentrated in southern England and comprises long-leasehold or freehold interests in primarily one and two bedroom modern, warden-assisted flats spread over more…...

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LifeStyle Care 2011 homes transferred to new tenants

Property consultants Knight Frank has announced that 22 former LifeStyle Care 2011 homes have been transferred to new tenants on long-term leases.   Under the deal, asset manager Layland Walker, on behalf of an affiliate of Lone Star Funds, rented ten homes to Maria Mallaband Care Group, nine…...

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Care BnB

Colin Angel of UKHCA examines whether this model could work At the end of October, a pilot project in Southend-on-Sea hit news headlines, having been quickly dubbed ‘CareBnB’ for providing an on-line platform designed to recruit householders willing to provide a spare room to help…...

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Party season

After a tumultuous year in British politics, is healthcare moving back up the agenda? Party conferences are a useful opportunity to understand the state of the political parties and both inform and influence their debates. And after yet another tumultuous year in British politics, with…

NHS work drives Benenden

Benenden Hospital Trust has reported an 11% jump in income to £32m for the year ended 31 December 2016. The Kent-based hospital said admissions were in line with the previous year despite redevelopment work at the site, while outpatient consultations increased by 4% to 46,519…....

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What’s in a name?

As Harley Street’s international patient market faces increasing competition from old rivals and new challengers, The Howard de Walden Estate has embarked on a strategy of investment and marketing which it says could help make the capital the world’s number one medical tourism destination Around…...

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