Care home operator adds to portfolio

A Cheshire-based care home operator has added a seventh care home to its growing portfolio with the acquisition of a Shropshire site.

Sandstone Care Group, which has headquarters in Chester and Warrington, has taken operational ownership of The Farmstead Care Home in Telford.

The 66-bed home, offering a mix of residential, dementia care and general nursing across its three floors, has been acquired by Octopus Real Estate and will be operated by Sandstone on a 35-year lease.

Jen Roberts, development manager of Sandstone Care Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome The Farmstead into the Sandstone Care Group.

“It is a beautiful spacious home with great facilities, and it offers a much-needed service to the local community.

“Over the coming months we will be looking to further invest in the home and its grounds as well as into staff training and personal development.

“We’re also looking for more people to join the great team at The Farmstead. We have vacancies across all areas including nurses, care assistants, care practitioners, domestic and catering.
“Our growing portfolio of care homes provide a range of residential, nursing and dementia care services within modern, vibrant communities. Our focus is always on providing unrivalled person-centred care for our residents in a loving and welcoming environment.”

Chris Wishart, care home origination director at Octopus Real Estate, said: “We are thrilled to include The Farmstead within our healthcare strategy. This purpose-built, fit-for-future care home typifies the quality of assets we seek to invest in across the UK.

“We are also very excited to welcome Sandstone Care Group as operator and look forward to further strengthening our relationship with them over the coming years.”

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