Sandstone Care Group acquires three Orchard Care Homes’ services

The Sandstone Care Group directors Richard Shore Ben Challinor and James Parkin (LR)

Sandstone Care Group has acquired three Orchard Care Homes’ services in north-west England.

The sale of St Helens Hall and Lodge, Longridge Hall and Lodge, and Fleetwood Hall follows Orchard Care Homes’ decision last year to reduce its portfolio by 25%.

James Parkin, one of Sandstone Care Group’s directors, said: “We are excited to have been able to add three of Orchard’s homes to our portfolio.

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“Orchard has a similar commitment to ourselves to provide residents with the best possible care within a vibrant community setting.”

Co-director Ben Challinor said: “We are passionate about providing outstanding, resident-led services within a modern environment.

“Our vision is to rapidly develop a fantastic, unrivalled reputation for delivering exceptional standards of care.”

Hayden Knight, Chief Executive Officer at Orchard Care Homes, added: “Sandstone Care’s team shares our culture of delivering high quality, compassionate care. We have been working closely with their operations team to ensure a smooth transition.

“The transfer of the three homes is part of our strategic plan announced earlier in the year. Other homes in the Orchard Care Homes portfolio will continue to operate as normal.”

Sandstone Care Group was established last year by directors, Richard Shore, Ben Challinor and James Parkin (pictured), who have over 50 years’ combined experience working in the care industry.

The care group opened its first purpose-built care home in Newtown, Powys this month.

Sandstone expects to acquire further homes during 2020 and is also considering additional sites for new-build care facilities.

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