A converted care home in Gildersome, Leeds has been sold through specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.
Stone Gables, which is registered for 40 residents and features 36 single and two twin bedrooms, residents’ lounges and a conservatory, was sold to experienced care operator, Shabir Ahmed.
Shabir, who also owns Morley Manor Care Home in Morley, Leeds, said: “I have known Stone Gables Care Home for many years. It is a lovely home in a lovely location. We are going to work alongside healthcare professionals, social services, community care teams and CQC. We are very well aware of all the challenges and development and improvement plans are in place.
“Our service users’ welfare and safety has been our first priority in maintaining a safe environment. We will be working closely with families, friends and relatives to improve the well-being of our residents. A staff meeting is booked where we can meet our team and discuss their development and their training requirements. Our goal is to take Stone Gables back to its good reputation by providing a high quality, effective and well led home.”
Jonathan Wickens, Director at Christie & Co who handled the sale, said: “We are pleased to have completed the sale of Stone Gables to Shabir Ahmed who already operates Morley Manor Care Home in Leeds. Despite negative commentary about social care in the press, we continue to see demand for care home facilities across the north of England with multiple bidding on several opportunities this year. Whilst quality does remain key, many operators are looking to acquire opportunities to add value through upgrading of facilities, restructuring of staffing, improvement in CQC ratings and better relationships with commissioners.”
Stone Gables is currently rated Inadequate by the CQC.