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AP Architecture Ltd have another Specialist Nursing Home shortlisted for the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2019.

AP Architecture Ltd have another Specialist Nursing Home shortlisted for the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2019.

AP Architecture are extremely pleased to have Alexander House, Willowbrook Care Home shortlisted for this prestigious award, having spent many hours working with the client to ensure it achieved, his aims and goals for an Outstanding Home.


Prominent East Midlands Chartered Surveyor wins National Industry Award - “RICS Mentor of the Year 2018”

Prominent East Midlands Chartered Surveyor wins National Industry Award - “RICS Mentor of the Year 2018”

Ashley Cooper the founder and Senior Partner of Loughborough based Chartered Surveying practice Edward Cooper Young (ECY) is celebrating being recognised by his industry peers after being awarded the converted ‘Mentor of the Year Award 2018’ at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors awards ceremony in Central London.

Passionate about inspiring the next generation of Surveyors, Ashley has been involved in mentoring both his own highly trained team as well as external colleagues in the arts of becoming the right Chartered Surveyor.  


Immigration White Paper – a devastating impact on health and social care sector, says Royds Withy King

Immigration White Paper – a devastating impact on health and social care sector, says Royds Withy King

The Government’s new immigration system published today fails to tackle the deepening staffing crisis in the health and social care sector, according to Royds Withy King solicitors.

The Immigration White Paper severely limits the ability of health and care providers to recruit so-called low-skilled care workers from the EU after Brexit. The new restriction is in addition to existing immigration control on international workers.


A Fabulous Finish to 2018 for DC Care

A Fabulous Finish to 2018 for DC Care

With another successful year at an end and 2019 dawning, the closing stages of 2018 saw a flurry of activity for DC Care.

Many care businesses we are instructed to sell saw offers being accepted on them by our respective vendors or entered the formal legal due diligence process following a successful valuation.

Additionally, we have observed a significant surge of interest in all businesses and subsequent viewing requests. Despite the ongoing political turmoil, it demonstrates that the care sector is still buoyant and demand for quality care facilities remains high.  All the signs point to potentially another record-breaking year in 2019 for us!


EU citizens working in social care, health and the education sectors are being given the opportunity to confirm their lawful status in the UK ahead of Brexit which is less than three months away.

EU citizens working in social care, health and the education sectors are being given the opportunity to confirm their lawful status in the UK ahead of Brexit which is less than three months away.

EU citizens must apply for Settled/Pre-Settled Status to continue to live and work in the UK, or alternatively must be sponsored to work in the UK in the future.

To obtain Settled Status, an applicant must have been living in the UK for five continuous years.  If they have not been in the UK for that period of time, they will generally obtain Pre Settled Status which allows a EU citizen to continue to accrue time in the UK to obtain Settled Status.  They must have started living in the UK by 31st December 2020.  The deadline for Settled/Pre Settled Status applications is June 30 2021 but the Home Office is running a pilot scheme ahead of the public launch of the scheme in March 2019 for EU staff in some sectors to assist the provision of crucial services.


UK Healthcare Property 2018 Autumn Winter review

UK Healthcare Property 2018 Autumn Winter review

Healthcare sector investor volumes have been moderate sofar in 2018, but there remains potential for a late end-year surge. This was the case in 2017 when c.£560m of deals transacted in the fourth quarter of the year alone.