Paying for Care

Takeover Saves Two Yorkshire Care Homes

News   •   Jan 17, 2012 09:22 GMT

Two care homes in West Yorkshire will continue to provide a service to the elderly and infirm thanks to them being taken over by a newly-formed company.

P&C care Ltd’s move to purchase the Ivy Nursing Home in Shipley and The Mount Nursing Home in Bolton Woods, Bradford, will also safeguard 84 jobs.

Patrick Berry, who is a qualified nurse with 17 years experience working for the NHS, and his wife Catherine, who has worked in finance and administration for nursing homes, will manage both of the 40-bed properties.

Mr Berry said: “Having spent most of our lives working in the care home sector, we are passionate about providing the very best for our clients.

“We look forward to continuing to operate these homes to a high standard and building on their excellent reputation and business success, as well as expanding and acquiring further homes in the future.”

The purchases were made possible thanks to multi-million pound funding from National Westminister Bank and support from Reward Capital.

The news comes shortly after the health secretary, Andrew Lansley, announced a scheme which will see £150 million each invested into caring for the elderly.