The Look Ahead charity has acquired specialist care provider Kingswood Care Services which operates  five residential units in Essex.

Look Ahead is a provider of specialist care, support and accommodation services to people with a variety of needs across London and the Southeast. A charitable housing association, it currently delivers more than 20 specialist services for people with learning disabilities, including those with high and complex needs in residential care, supporting living and community-based facilities.

Kingswood Care Services is the second acquisition that Look Ahead has made in the learning disabilities sector within the past 12 months. Look Ahead says its ongoing acquisition strategy will complement its organic growth in the sector, and enable the organisation to continue to expand its learning disabilities and complex needs services across London and the Southeast.

Chris Hampson, chief executive at Look Ahead said: “There is a clear fit between Look Ahead and Kingswood in terms of client group, service ethos and crucially, our values. Essex is a new geographical area for Look Ahead for the provision of learning disability services and we look forward to developing close relationships with customers, their families and commissioners.”

Date published: September 29, 2020

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