Luxury leisure and care home provider Carlauren Group has announced that it has gone into administration.
The Yeovil, Somerset based group has sent a letter to investors informing them of the move.
The letter, which was signed by chief operating officer Andrew Jamieson and chairman and chief executive Sean Murray, said: “Carlauren Group has instructed administrators. A full update with procedures and next steps will be distributed tomorrow. There is no cause for concern this step is intended to protect all studio owners whilst updating them on the companies (sic) past financial trading by an independent third party.”
The group manages and operates a diverse portfolio of resorts, hotels, residential and care facilities, and has architecture, engineering and interior design divisions.
Earlier this month, Carlauren announced the closure of Tyndale House (pictured), which provided 18 studios for people living with dementia in a Victorian period property, due to financial losses that resulted in many of its 26 workers being paid late.
A staff member told ITV News: “People haven’t been paid, some people are going to lose houses. I can’t sleep at night because I just don’t know what’s going to happen.”
The group said it has given all residents and staff 28 days’ notice of the closures and was working closely with social services to ensure people were given new homes.
The challenges of social care providers in Somerset were graphically highlighted by the BBC’s recent documentary, Crisis in Care.