Avens brings Ferns out of the shade
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Specialist care provider Avens has opened and is now operating its third care home which was acquired for them by investors in December.
Previously a 27-bed residential care home for elderly people, the property in Raunds, Northamptonshire has been redeveloped to provide care to 14 adults with learning disabilities in first class surroundings.
The building was vacant for several years but having undergone extensive renovation and refurbishment, has now been registered with the Care Quality Commission and is welcoming its first residents.
By using the existing space differently, room has been allocated for the installation of top-of-the range en-suite facilities to all of the expansive property’s bedrooms. The home, formally called Kingfisher residential care home, will be known as The Ferns and will double Avens’ provision of residential care in Northamptonshire. Avens chief executive Christopher Andrews said CQC had given approval to operate The Ferns.
“I’m pleased with how this project has run from its beginning to end,” said Mr Andrews.
“As an organisation we are passionate about delivering excellence in care and I’m looking forward to leading the company into this new venture, which will expand the range of services we provide for local people with high dependency needs.
“Julie Morrison, formally manager of our successful supported living operation, has been appointed as the manager of The Ferns and will bring her knowledge and expertise of the care industry to assist me in its running.”