Care UK officially opens the tenth and final care home of its partnership with Suffolk County Council this week, fulfilling the terms of a £60 million contract signed in 2012.
The council set out to create residential, nursing and wellbeing homes that provide high quality specialist care while achieving better value for money for taxpayers.
16 council-run homes were in urgent need of improvement, and the decision was taken to work with private sector organisations to upgrade or replace them with 10 modern facilities.
Care UK beat 23 other companies that expressed an interest to secure the contract.
The final home officially opening this week is Glastonbury Court in Bury St Edmunds. It welcomed its first residents in January, but will welcome the top brass of Care UK and local dignitaries including Clare Countess of Euston, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk.
Glastonbury Court, which went through a complete redevelopment since September 2014, has 80 ensuite bedrooms and facilities such as a hair salon, coffee shop and cinema. The home is the second new Care UK development for Bury St Edmunds, following Davers Court which opened in August 2014.