A Cornwall Council cabinet meeting has approved plans for the transfer of the freehold of 14 care home sites run by Cornwall Care to Sanctuary.
The deal which was revealed on Friday was confirmed during a cabinet meeting yesterday.
Speaking after the meeting, cabinet member for adults and public health, Cllr Andy Virr, said: “Cornwall Council’s mission is to build communities where everyone can start well, live well and age well.
“As part of this, making sure people as they age can access good quality care and support when they need it is a key priority for Cornwall Council and this year the council has invested an additional £45m into adult social care services.
“Through this deal, facilitated by the council, Sanctuary will be providing significant investment to modernise the homes. It will also ensure that all staff working for Cornwall Care are paid at least the Foundation Living Wage in recognition of the invaluable job that they undertake with investment in training, skills development and career progression opportunities.
“This all helps to secure Cornwall’s care market so that people get the right care, in the right place at the right time.”