Eldercare (Halifax) to sell its portfolio
Care home operator Eldercare (Halifax) Ltd has gone into administration, and its eight care homes are up for sale.
Located across West Yorkshire and Lancashire,the care homes provide care to 215 residents. Joint administrators Toby Underwood and Lyn Vardy, of PricewaterhouseCoopers, said anyone interested in buying the care homes can contact the administrators.
The care homes will continue to operate, while buyers are sought. Administrator Lyn Vardy said the administrators would work closely with local authorities and the Care Quality Commission to ensure all services continued as normal and that quality of care and resident welfare was maintained.
“Our plan is to continue trading the homes while buyers are sought for the homes.
“The administrators are working with both on-site and head office staff to ensure care, facilities and services continue to be provided as normal and that there is minimal disruption for residents, employees and suppliers.
“Company staff continue to work with the administrators and there will be no change in the day-to-day level of care and living experience of residents.”
Many of the eight care homes have been rated as ‘requires improvement’, following inspections by the Care Quality Commission:
• Bankfield, Hollins Lane, Sowerby Bridge – ‘requires improvement’ – September 2017
• Sun Woodhouse, Woodhouse Hall Road, Fartown; – ‘requires improvement’ – July 2017
• Denison House, York ‘good’ – April 2017
• Oakhaven, Oakwood Lane, Leeds- ‘requires improvement’ – February 2017
• St Lukes, Calverley, Leeds ‘requires improvement’ – December 2016 • Fernside Hall, Manor Heath, Halifax; – ‘requires improvement’ – October 2016
• Alexander House , Savile Park Road, Halifax – ‘good’ – February 2016
• Burger Court, Barkerend Rd, Bradford – ‘good’ – August 2015
After the CQC rated them ‘inadequate’, the care provider closed Cowlersley Court in Cowlersley ( ‘inadequate’ February 2017), Ashleigh Care Home in Newsome ( ‘inadequate’ in December 2015), and Parklands House in Rochdale (‘inadequate’ in February 2015).