Sandstone Care Group
A bedroom in Ribble Court Care Home

Sandstone Care Group has acquired Ribble Court, a recently completed care home in Much Hoole, near Preston, Lancashire.

The 53-bed home is set on two floors and will provide a mix of luxury residential care and specialist/complex nursing care.

Sandstone expects to create up to 80 jobs when the home is fully occupied. It is currently seeking to recruit a registered manager, nurses, senior carers, carers and ancillary staff, with the aim of opening the home in late May or early June.

Funding for the acquisition was arranged by Simply, a Scottish-based property developer with a dedicated care division.

Ribble Court becomes the sixth home in the Sandstone Care portfolio, joining Longridge Hall and Fleetwood Hall, both in Lancashire, St Helens Hall, Merseyside, and The Oaks in Newtown, Wales. Last month, it completed the purchase of the Oak Springs Care Home in Wavertree, Liverpool.

James Parkin, a director of Warrington-based Sandstone Care Group, said: “Ribble Court is a high-quality, purpose-built facility and provides flexible space to enable us to offer a combination of luxury residential care and more specialist and complex nursing care. Ribble Court will meet a need for more high-quality care provision in the area and also create a range of jobs for up to 80 local people.

“Being purpose-built means that we can tailor the room layouts to deliver outstanding person-centred care within a supportive, care-focused environment with state-of-the-art facilities and nursing technology.”

Sandstone Care Group stated it is looking at several other opportunities in England and Wales to expand its portfolio.

Date published: March 24, 2021

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