The future of three care homes in and around Lincoln has been secured after they were transferred to a new provider.
Eccleshare Court near Hartsholme Country Park in Lincoln, Ruckland Court in north Lincoln and Neale Court in North Hykeham are now owned and managed by Country Court Care.
Alykhan Kachra, Managing Director of Country Court Care, said: “We have more than 30 years’ experience in the care sector and we share similar values and aspirations as LACE Housing.
“Our strategy means we are committed to continued investment in the care sector and Country Court Care is already a major employer in Lincolnshire, employing over 700 staff and owning 16 other care homes with a total of over 700 beds.
“As an award-winning care provider with strong family values Country Court Care will be able to achieve greater efficiencies without affecting the quality and standard of care provided. All three of these care homes will receive significant investment to ensure that existing and future residents experience the very best care and accommodation.”
“We’re very pleased to have secured the future of our three care homes, protecting 160 jobs and safeguarding the care of our residents,” added Nick Chambers, Chief Executive of LACE Housing, who previously owned the care homes.
“This transfer means that residents will continue to receive the highest standard of care from staff they know in surroundings that remain familiar to them.
“As an investor in excellence, LACE Housing will be able to concentrate on the further development of a wide range of specialist housing and support services for older people across Lincolnshire, including Housing with Extra Care and transport.
“Over the coming five years we plan to invest nearly £20 million in specialist housing for older people in the county. It’s the start of a very exciting chapter for our organisation.”