£200,000 spent on home upgrade


Posted on March 25th, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A Swindon nursing home is to undergo a £200,000 upgrade by its new owners, Blanchworth Care. The company, Gloucestershire’s biggest private sector care group, has acquired The Laurels at Badbury, near Chiseldon from the Newcastle-based Regency Care Group for an undisclosed six figure sum. Blanchworth, which operates 14 other residential homes and care centres, says the purchase guarantees continuity of care for nearly 40 elderly residents, and safeguards the jobs of around 40 staff. Blanchworth chief executive Sally Roberts said refurbishment and renovations were necessary to meet the proposed new National Required Standards. “Every room will have en-suite facilities, and many bedrooms will have direct access to a courtyard garden which is also being improved,” Mrs Roberts said. “Our aim is to build a centre of excellence for residential, nursing, respite and rehabilitation services.” In line with a policy to identify all Blanchworth homes with the community they serve, the name of the property has been chan





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