Barchester moves into home care provision

Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Barchester Healthcare plc has announced the acquisition of Community Care Ltd, the major homecare agency operating in Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Berkshire. Barchester already has a domiciliary care division providing home care in Yorkshire, managed in parallel with the Castle Care Village, a 180-bed nursing home business owned by Barchester in that county. Community Care operates from four offices in Whitney, Cheltenham, Swindon and Newbury and has a staff of about 180. The management and staff of Community Care are being taken on in their entirety with the aim being to develop the business of Community Care into other parts of the Thames Valley and the Cotswolds. Barchester also owns four nursing homes in the Cotswolds area at Cirencester, Cheltenham, Chipping Norton and Stroud. Community Care was established in 1983 and its base of some 750 clients covers the counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. A wide range of home care services are offered, from intensive car

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