Regard goes from strength to strength
Having opened 12 new services during the past 12 months, the Regard Group –the UK’s fourth biggest private care-provider in the learning disabilities
and mental health sector – has also acquired nine new services and expects to expand organically as well by opening and filling a further dozen facilities within the next year.
The organisation’s EBITDA have grown 76% since 2014, due to a combination of organic growth, new openings and their merger with ACH.
The 12 established new services all have all filled very quickly, and management attributes this success to their careful monitoring of and targeted response to relevant local authorities’ demands.
Regard currently supports 1066 individuals across the country – a new record for the care-provider – and has introduced 110 new beds in the last two years as a result of new services opening.
Founded in 1994, the organisation employs more than 2,400 direct care staff to support their service users who have learning disabilities, mental health needs and/or acquired brain injuries.
Regard’s chief executive Sandie Foxall-Smith said this growth had now been further consolidated with the acquisition by Regard in July of Shropshire care group Adelphi Care Services, whose nine specialist residential and supported living services will boost the Regard Group’s total to 159 services nationwide.
“These statistics reflect that Regard was not only an excellent care-provider, but also a sound commercial business,” said Ms Foxall-Smith.
“Our guiding principle is that everything we do should come together to ensure we are continuously enabling the people we support and care for to lead more fulfilled lives, at the same time providing a rewarding working environment for our employees, within a business structure which is well-managed and prudently financed.”