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Agincare acquires three Derby City Council care homes

Raina Summerson

Independent care provider Agincare has expanded its footprint in the Midlands by acquiring three Derby City Council homes.

Foylebank Care Home (formerly Raynesway View), Queensferry Court (formerly Merrill House) and Coleridge House are now the northernmost members of Agincare’s portfolio of more than 20 care and nursing homes.

Agincare CEO, Raina Summerson, (pictured) said: “We already provide domiciliary care and live-in care across the Midlands – from Leominster and Wolverhampton to Staffordshire and Nottingham – so the opportunity to expand our care and nursing home portfolio to Derby was one we didn’t want to miss.

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“The city council’s finances are under extreme pressure, so the transfer to Agincare will safeguard the three homes’ future and give residents and team members’ reassurance. With more than 30 years’ experience of providing high quality, affordable residential care we’re proud to extend them a warm welcome as they join the Agincare family. It feels like the start of an exciting new chapter for the homes and Agincare.”

Registered manager for Foylebank and Queensferry Court, Lee Langley, added: “The future is bright at our new homes and I’m looking forward to working with a fantastic team of staff. There will be investment in the homes to bring them up to the high standard of comfort, style and safety expected of all Agincare’s care and nursing homes. We’ll be keeping residents, relatives and staff updated as work progresses, and we’re looking forward to being at the heart of the local Derby community for a long time to come.”

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