Care home operator plans new Leicestershire facility

Ideal Carehomes is set to expand its portfolio of care homes following the acquisition of a site in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire.

The new, named Mountview, has been secured from specialist care home developer, LNT Care Developments.

Ideal Carehomes currently operates 15 homes totalling 876 beds. Mountview will take the total bed count to 942.

The move comes shortly after the appointment of managing director, Paul Farmer. Mountview will be the first home that Ideal Carehomes has commissioned since selling 25 homes to Anchor in 2015.

Farmer said: “It is a particularly exciting time for Ideal Carehomes and I am thrilled to be leading the company through this chapter of growth. My main focus is to make every single Ideal care home a great place to live and work and we already have a good basis on which to develop.

“With Ideal’s experience coupled with LNT Care Development’s build quality, we have a recipe for more remarkable homes.

“Mountview is in a great location and I am sure it will become an integral hub of the local community, in terms of the homes and jobs it will provide, and also the active social calendar for residents and local people.”