Fresh start for Lincs care home as new management plots £400k makeover

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A Lincolnshire care home which had its registration cancelled last year is set to reopen under new owners.

St George’s Care Home in Broughton was sold after the previous owners Abbey House UK LTD had its registration annulled by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It said that it put residents at “significant risk”, with numerous inspections finding the home to be “inadequate”.

However, the home within the next three months after husband and wife team Noel and Ann Tuplin snapped the property up at auction. The couple have run domiciliary care services in North Lincolnshire for 18 years.

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The home will have 22 rooms for permanent residents as well as offering a 30-day bed service for patients who leave hospital, but are unable to return home or onto more permanent accommodation.

Mr Tuplin told the Scunthorpe Telegraph that they are investing £400,000 into the home and hope to reopen in time for the Queen’s 90th birthday in April so they can hold a garden party.

The home will be renamed Carseld after the old English term “home of care” with Mr Tuplin keen to stress they are nothing to do with the previous owners.

“It will be a care home and a halfway house between hospital and home, offering recuperation and freeing up the hospital bed. We will have two or three rooms set aside for that,” he told the paper.

“It’s our first care home, but we have been operating a domiciliary care agency in North Lincolnshire for the last 18 years under Ann Tuplin Care Services. What we will be offering is standard care for mainly elderly people. We will have rooms for rehabilitation including a kitchen for people to cook in.”

Part of the renovation includes installing more en-suite rooms, wet rooms and clearing the garden, according to the report.

“There’s three-quarters of an acre of land and we want residents to be able to walk around and work on the raised flower beds,” added Mr Tuplin. “We hope to offer a day care centre and luncheon club as well. It’s making it a bit of a community hub for the elderly. We will be holding an open week for members of the public to come and have a look.”

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