Mike Ranson, National Care Group
Mike Ranson, National Care Group

National Care Group, which provides support services to vulnerable adults, has acquired Stepping Stones Care Homes, which operates three facilities in Northamptonshire.

The three facilities: Phoenix House, Ryecroft Apartments, and Primrose House, provide rehabilitation pathways for those with complex mental health needs, helping individuals to gain greater independence and supporting their reintegration into the community.

National Care Group stated that the deal is part of its strategic plan to provide tailored assistance and quality services to a higher proportion of people across the country.

Mike Ranson, commercial director of National Care Group, said: “Since we began nearly five years ago, the focus has been on growth through the right strategic opportunities. The result has seen us align with businesses that share our belief that people are at the heart of everything we do, as well as having an affinity and passion for the care sector. This most recent acquisition is a key part of our goal to be the most trusted provider of excellent service across the country.

“We are continuing to rollout our ambitious growth strategy with further acquisitions as well as organic growth in the pipeline. This strong forward progression is essential to strengthen National Care Group’s regional and national presence, allowing us to provide tailored assistance and enabling those individuals we support to maximise their potential and live a full, rewarding, and happy life.”

The three former Stepping Stones services will now be operated under National Care Group-owned Wellington Support. 

Ranson added: “All three facilities have been rated Good by the CQC and are fantastic services for individuals with complex needs to gain further independence. We’re pleased that the current service manager has joined our team to continue the brilliant care and support already being provided daily. Every individual we support counts, and we look forward to bringing this ethos to the additional people who we will be supporting in Northamptonshire.”  

National Care Group is headquartered in Accrington, Lancashire.

Date published: June 8, 2021

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