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BBC debate on social care sees residents quiz politicians

Posted on May 26th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on BBC debate on social care sees residents quiz politicians

A group of residents at a Surrey care home were invited on to TV in early May to debate social care ahead of the local elections.

BBC London Live visited Priory Court care home near Epsom for a question and answer session with elderly residents as part of a feature on social care.

Shirley Emilio, manager of Priory Court, which is part of the St Cloud Care group, said: “We were happy to welcome the TV crew into the home. Several of the residents grilled Conservative, Lib Dem and UKIP politicians from Surrey County Council about their policies.”

The sometimes heated discussion took place in the home’s pub-lounge – an area of Priory Court designed especially for social gatherings and was broadcast on Wednesday May 3rd, just ahead of the local elections.

Shirley added: “Funding for adult social care is a political hot potato … Read More »


CBRE advises Gold Care Homes on sale and leaseback

Posted on May 25th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on CBRE advises Gold Care Homes on sale and leaseback

Global real estate advisor CBRE has advised Gold Care Homes on the sale and leaseback of 18 care homes for about £90m to an overseas real estate investor.

Established in 1999, Gold Care Homes has since grown to operate 21 care homes through development, mergers and acquisitions. The homes are located throughout southern and central England, and focus on the private and public pay markets. The transaction involves 18 of the homes, located mainly in Southern England and Birmingham. The remaining homes will be operated outside the sale and leaseback agreement.

CBRE’s Peter Farnes said the this latest transaction showed the continued appetite from international investors for UK healthcare assets and the elderly care market.

“This underscores the growing investor demand to grow and develop regional care businesses and benefit from index linked returns,” said Mr Farnes.

“The transaction provides Gold Care Homes with … Read More »


Sanctuary buys three care homes from LNT

Posted on May 24th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on Sanctuary buys three care homes from LNT

Housing and care provider Sanctuary Group has purchased three care homes from LNT Care Developments.

he 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 group’s existing care homes, which are managed by the group’s subsidiary Sanctuary Care.

Sanctuary Care runs 68 homes around the country,most 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, the Nantwich home, also 60 beds, is due to open in April 2018 and offering 66 bedrooms, the home in Devizes is due to open in July 2018.

The three new homes will be … Read More »





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