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Sanctuary Group purchases three care homes
June 2017 | Sanctuary Group purchases three care homes
LEADING housing and care provider Sanctuary Group has purchased three care homes from LNT Care Developments. 
The homes, which will be built in Pensby in Merseyside, Nantwich in Cheshire and Devizes in Wiltshire, are 'turnkey' properties, which means Sanctuary will take on ownership and management once they are built and fitted out. 
Their locations have been carefully selected to dovetail with the provider's existing care homes, which are managed by the Group's subsidiary Sanctuary Care. 
Sanctuary Care runs 68 homes, which are located around the country, the majority of which are in the midlands and south, serving thousands of residents. 
The Pensby home will have 60 bedrooms and is due to open in January 2018, also with 60 bedrooms the Nantwich home is due to open in April 2018 and offering 66 bedrooms, the home in Devizes is due to open in July 2018. 
The new homes will create around 200 jobs in total, ranging from care assistants to home managers.
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June 2017 | Essex care home bought by first-time entrant
SPECIALIST commercial finance broker Christie Finance has arranged funding for first-time buyers Dhananjay and Marie Nowbuth to purchase Hailey House Care Home in Maldon, Essex. 
Hailey House is a Grade II listed property with a registered capacity for 20 and offers residential care for people over 65. Established in 1960, the business has always maintained a high level of care as shown in the most recent CQC report. 
This is a first-time business purchase for Dhananjay and Marie, but both have strong backgrounds in care management. Dhananjay worked as a charge nurse at a private clinic in London and Marie a primary teacher.  
They had been on the hunt for a while for the right care business and David Ward, director at Christie Finance, had been keeping in contact throughout their search to help with funding.  
When they found Hailey House, David was able to use Christie Finance's extensive network of lender contacts to support their offer.
June 2017 | Six more homes join the Hill Care Group
THE Hill Care Group has welcomed six more care homes to its family of homes across the Midlands and North of England. 
The transfer from previous owner Four Seasons Health Care takes Hill Care from 19 to 25 homes. The group now operates over 1,200 registered beds. 
The new homes include: 
 Bannatyne Lodge Care Home, Manor Way, Peterlee. 
 Broadacres Care Home, Naylor Street, Rotherham. 
 Pelton Grange Care Home, Front Street, Pelton, Chester-le-Street. 
 The Oaks Care Home, Durban Street, Blyth, Northumberland. 
 Waverly Lodge Care Home, Bewick Crescent, Newcastle Upon Tyne. 
 Bewick Care Home, Bewick Crescent, Newcastle Upon Tyne. 
Hill Care and Four Seasons have been working closely together, alongside the Care Quality Commission, to ensure the smooth transfer of operations. 
Wendy Waddicor, Hill Care managing director, said: 'We're very pleased to welcome all six homes to the Hill Care Group. We specialise in providing quality, personalised care for our residents, and we look forward to caring for those residing at the homes. 
'The wellbeing and comfort of residents is our highest priority and we want to assure them and their loved ones there will be a continuity of care and minimum disruption, as the current staff will continue to be employed at each the homes. 
'It is our privilege to take over management and we will bring exceptional levels of care and a wealth of care provision experience to ensure the ongoing safety, care and comfort of our residents is maintained.'
Newborn ducklings win residents' hearts
June 2017 | Newborn ducklings win residents' hearts
THERE was egg-citement in the air at Littleport Grange residential care home in Ely, Cambridgeshire, as staff and residents were given the opportunity to take five newborn ducklings under their wings and rear them in their first week of life. 
The eggs were delivered to the Minster Care-run home by Incredible Eggs, which gives care homes, schools and nurseries the chance to see chicks/ducklings hatch from their eggs, handle them and watch them grow. 
Shortly after the eggs arrived, residents watched their new feathered friends hatch, and fed, nurtured and cared for them in their early days. After 10 days under the care of staff and residents, the ducklings will be responsibly rehomed to new owners. 
Littleport Grange resident Doris Cushion is pictured making a new feathered friend.
'Feisty' centenarian takes up woodwork
June 2017 | 'Feisty' centenarian takes up woodwork
A 103-year-old woman from Steyning has been credited for her 'feisty attitude' by staff at her care home after taking up woodwork, with her designs being displayed in the care home and a local store. 
Kathleen Smart was introduced to woodwork classes at Croft Meadow, where she is a resident, in late 2016, with her first design auctioned off in a Christmas sale.  
Since then the centenarian has crafted and painted a memory box for her granddaughter and wooden birds, which are being displayed at a local interiors store, Vintage & Home in Steyning. One of her paintings also hangs proudly on her bedroom wall.
Property News From Caring UK
Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales
June 2017 | Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales
SPECIALIST business property adviser Christie & Co has sold Spurfield House in Exminster near Exeter on behalf of Guinness Care & Support. 
Having closed earlier this year, it has been acquired by a specialist operator from Torquay who plans to invest in the property and reopen it as a care facility in 2017. 
The site, which stands in a sizeable plot located close to the centre of the village, is a detached period property and was previously registered to provide accommodation for 13 people. 
Christie & Co has been instructed to market the remainder of the Guinness Care & Support care home portfolio which comprises a further six homes in Exeter, Tiverton, Paignton and Kingsteignton near Newton Abbot.
Bondcare invests in North East care homes
June 2017 | Bondcare invests in North East care homes
BONDCARE is investing more than £1m in major refurbishments at four of its North East care homes. 
Allan Court in Benwell, Newcastle; Debaliol Care Home in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland; Donwell House Care Home & Day Centre in Washington and Redworth House in Shildon, Co. Durham, will all benefit from the investment. 
Allan Court will undergo a full refurbishment of its lower ground floor to create a seven-bed learning disability unit. The refurbishment will include a new heating system, new lounge, kitchen and diner and a full re-fit and redecoration of the home's bedrooms.  
Debaliol will also have a new heating system installed and its public areas and some bedrooms refurbished.  
Donwell House will have a new heating system fitted, some of its bedrooms refurbished and improvements made to the car park and the home's gardens. And Redworth House will benefit from general improvements to the public areas in the homes, including new carpets throughout.  
Chris Denton, manager at Allan Court, is pictured with resident Annie Hunter and Steve Massey, north east regional manager of Bondcare, choosing materials.
Loan facilitates home's £1.1m expansion
June 2017 | Loan facilitates home's £1.1m expansion
Barclays has provided funding to support Peverel Court Ltd's expansion plans at Bartlett's Residential Care Home The loan has helped facilitate a £1.1m expansion project and complete the first phase of a new 14-bed extension at the facility in the Buckinghamshire village of Stone, a short distance from Thame. Bartlett's Residential Care Home, which is owned and traded by Peverel Court Limited, is a Victorian country house built in 1856 and offers residents around the clock personal care including those with the early onset of dementia. The newly completed extension will allow the care home to increase the number of residents to 38 and will create eight new jobs to take the staff teams to 38. 
Barclays relationship director Neil Chandler is pictured with Peverel Court managing director Anil Dhanani.
Residents and supporters celebrate the opening of new retirement development
June 2017 | Residents and supporters celebrate the opening of new retirement development
A NEW retirement living development has been officially opened in Market Harborough by Methodist Homes. 
Rev Alison Tomlin, who lives in the town, cut the ribbon of Welland Place, one of the newest services from MHA. 
Welland Place has 100 one and two bedroom apartments for people over 60, with individualised care and on site support available 24 hours a day and options for sale, rent or shared ownership. Facilities for residents include a gym, spa, swimming pool and landscaped gardens. 
Residents and local supporters were welcomed by MHA Board Member Norman Mann, followed by a thanksgiving service with contributions from residents and the local Methodist Church.  
Manager Richard Haddon said: "We offer privacy and independence with total peace of mind, the best of both worlds, in a community of like-minded friends and neighbours. Several people have already become firm friends and the new community is growing and evolving all the time." 
MHA also offers residential and dementia care at Aigburth care home in Oadby, Leicester.
June 2017 | Home approved despite residents' opposition
PLANS for a new 44-bed care home in a Suffolk town have been approved despite vociferous opposition from local residents. 
Tanner & Tilley Town Planning and Development Consultants were successful in obtaining planning consent for Angel Care to construct the facility after a more ambitious scheme was rejected on appeal in January 2012. 
Angel Care's Sandip Ruparelia said: 'This approval means this scheme can now go ahead, enabling much needed extra care accommodation to be provided for the residents of Woodbridge.' 
Tanner & Tilley operations director John Montgomery told the Development Control Sub-Committee the new application fully addressed the appeal inspector's concerns regarding effect on the amenities of surrounding properties and, in particular, those in Godfreys Wood to the rear.   
The committee heard from local residents who opposed the scheme before granting planning permission, but only on the chairperson's casting vote.
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