HC-One to open 70-bed York home

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HC-One and developer Ashley House have been selected as the preferred providers of a 70-bed home on the site of Burnholme Community College in York.

The two companies have offered £500,000 for a 125-year lease on the land, and agreed to keep 25 places for the council-funded residents, the York Press reported.

A spokesman for HC-One told Care Home Professional: “We are very pleased to be involved in this project and to have been successfully identified as the preferred provider by City of York Council. HC-One aims to be the first choice care provider in each of our communities for residents looking for the very best care and support, and the employer of choice for the best, most professional, and kindest care staff, with sector-leading career progression opportunities.”

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The deal involves the council’s ‘block purchase’of 25 beds for 15 years, worth savings of an estimated £1.6 million.

Councillor Carol Runciman, York’s executive member for adult social care and health, said: “The appointment of a care home provider for the site is great news.

“It highlights the commitment we have to our plans to modernise older persons’ accommodation to meet the needs of York’s ageing population.

“Plans for the Burnholme site offer a unique opportunity to deliver a range of new facilities in this part of York, and I look forward to seeing them progress further.”

Councillors are expected to give final go ahead for the deal later this month.

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