CareTech acquires Lonsdale’s homes

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

Worcestershire-based Thomas Guise Solicitors recently completed a complex £15 million deal on behalf of care home clients, Lonsdale (Midlands) Ltd which specialised in providing care for adults with learning difficulties across the West Midlands and was started in 1995 by husband and wife team, Nick and Christine Horton and a colleague. Nick had voluntarily helped children with learning disabilities since school, but had gone on to become a builder. When the building industry hit hard times in the early 1990s Nick decided to make nursing his full time career. “I did get quite a bit of stick in the beginning from some of my mates,” said Mr Horton. “But I had always enjoyed caring and helping others and so turning this into my full time profession was not a difficult decision for me, even if I was the source of the odd joke or two for a while.” While at nursing college Nick met his future wife Christine, who was also a learning disability nurse, but the pair soon became disillusioned with the care offe

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