Sandstone Care Group to open new care home near Preston

A new purpose-built luxury care home will be opening near Preston this Spring and creating up to 80 jobs.  Chamber members, Sandstone Care Group, will be opening Ribble Court Care Home in Much Hoole, near Preston, Lancashire, towards the end of May.

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/early June 2021.

Funding for the acquisition was arranged by Simply, a Scottish-based property developer with a dedicated care division.  Ribble Court Care Home becomes the sixth home in the Sandstone Care portfolio. Other homes include Longridge Hall and Fleetwood Hall, both in Lancashire, St Helens Hall in Merseyside, and The Oaks in Newtown, Wales.

Last month, it successfully completed the purchase of the Oak Springs Care Home in Wavertree, Liverpool.  James Parkin, a director of Warrington-based Sandstone Care Group, said: “We are delighted to have been able to add Ribble Court to our expanding portfolio.

“It 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.  We are looking forward to opening Ribble Court and for it to become an important part of the vibrant Much Hoole community.

“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 is currently looking at several other opportunities in England and Wales to further expand its portfolio.

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