Ashley takes control of five London care homes

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

Ashley Homes, the care service division of the Shaftesbury Housing Group, is to take over the running of five care homes for elderly people in the London Borough of Redbridge. The move follows the decision by the borough council’s previous partner, the London and Quadrant Housing Trust, to move out of the care sector and concentrate on its core business. Ashley Homes was chosen as the new “preferred partner” following a competitive tender process commissioned by the London Borough of Redbridge, and conducted by social housing consultants, HACAS Chapman Hendy. Under the new agreement, Ashley Homes will take over the 35-year contract awarded to the London and Quadrant Housing Trust in 1997 to manage and develop the council¹s 238-bed Older Care provision. An improvement programme begun by the Trust will continue. Ashley Homes says this has already seen the opening in October of a new 60-bed registered care home at Chadwell Heath with new day care provision for older people with mental health problems. Ashley Ho

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