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Regard acquires New Partnerships

Posted on January 19th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on Regard acquires New Partnerships

Further expansion has been announced by the Regard Group, the UK’s fourth biggest private provider of residential and supported living care for people with learning disabilities and mental health needs, with the acquisition of eight additional services previously run by New Partnerships.

Twelve new services were opened by Regard as part of its organic growth in the year to July 2017, when it also expanded its portfolio with the takeover of Shropshire-based Adelphi Care Services, bringing to 159 the total number of specialist residential and supported living services run by Regard nationwide.

Regard chief executive Sandie Foxall-Smith said the most recent acquisition was of an organisation whose culture and care values closely mirrored Regard’s own and would strengthen the organisation’s presence in Essex with eight extra services – six for supported living.

“Our guiding principle is that everything we do should come together … Read More »


St Nicholas House acquired by RD Capital Partners

Posted on January 18th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on St Nicholas House acquired by RD Capital Partners

St Nicholas House, one of the biggest care businesses on the Welsh/Shropshire border, has recently been acquired by RD Capital Partners (RDCP Care) in a buyout deal leveraged by specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

The sale marks RDCP Care’s second acquisition this year following that of the Kings Bromley Home in Staffordshire, also brokered by Christie & Co.

Previously owned by Roger and Sheila Hill, St Nicholas House sits on the Welsh border in Churchstoke, Powys. The facility was established as a residential care home in 1986 and rebuilt in 2010 to extend its nursing and residential services to accommodate 49 residents.

The home consists of four communal lounges, two of which are dining rooms, as well as a hair salon. RDCP Care will be transferring the care home’s current staff. Managing Partner at RD Capital Partners LLP, Sameer Rizvi said: … Read More »


Provider launches health care practitioner apprenticeship

Posted on January 17th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on Provider launches health care practitioner apprenticeship

Care home and domiciliary care provider, the Healthcare Homes Group, has launched a health care practitioner role which offers staff an accredited apprenticeship programme that results in them transitioning to a skilled post alongside the nursing team.

The initiative creates a development opportunity for staff who wish to expand their knowledge, plus it helps to address the nursing shortfall currently being seen in the industry.

The programme has been developed by the group’s head of learning and development, Fran Brett, in partnership with training provider, ‘Steadfast’. The training programme will be led by Steadfast for those enrolling on the 12-month course.

After six months of classroom training and individual mentoring by the group’s team of nurses, apprentices will begin operating under supervision, and by the time they are fully trained, they will be able to undertake a number of tasks to support nursing … Read More »





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