Guardian to upgrade Borders acquistition

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

A care home in the centre of Stranraer, in the Scottish Borders region, will be given a £300,000 upgrade and extension after being acquired by Guardian Care Homes UK Ltd. The 29-bed Belmont House will be extended to create single, ensuite accommodation for a further 16 residents. Guardian managing director Marlene Butler said belmont House was the latest in a string of recent acquisitions for Guardian, which now owns seven care homes in Scotland, mainly in the Borders region. “We are delighted to add Belmont House to our Scottish homes,” said Ms Butler. “Belmont House was built eight years ago as a nursing home and is in a good, residential area. “It fits in very well with our philosophy of providing single room accommodation, which is ensuite wherever possible.” Belmont House currently employs about 30 staff and this is likely to increase by about 50 per cent after the extension is built. Guardian Care Homes, which now provides more than 200 care beds in the Borders region, also recently purchased two more

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