Care group to create 80 jobs when latest facility opens near Preston

Group directors Richard Shore, Ben Challinor, James Parkin
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Up to 80 jobs will be created when a new purpose-built luxury care home opens near Preston this spring.

Warrington-based Sandstone Care Group will be opening Ribble Court Care Home in Much Hoole, 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.

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.

Ribble Court Care Home

Last month, the company completed the purchase of the Oak Springs Care Home in Wavertree, Liverpool.

James Parkin, a director of Sandstone, 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.”

He added: “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.