Established Clevedon care business sold to expanding operator through Christie & Co
Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has completed on the sale of Worcester Lodge, an established care home situated in Clevedon, North Somerset.
Worcester Lodge delivers personalised dementia care for 39 residents, whether it be for long-term, respite or day care. The home’s ethos is to provide care in a homely atmosphere, where residents feel valued and respected in an environment suited to their needs.
There are two areas of the home, one for residents with mild dementia and one for residents needing more care, as well as two garden areas where residents can sit and relax outdoors. The bedrooms, bathrooms and communal areas have been regularly renovated.
The business was previously owned by Ms Joyce Pinfield who has owned the home for 18 years and is a prominent member of the National Care Association. She decided to sell to pursue retirement. Ms Pinfield comments, “I have really enjoyed my time looking after the residents at Worcester Lodge supported by a fantastic team. I wish the purchasers well for the future at Worcester Lodge where I hope the motto ‘Love, Laughter and Comfort’ will continue for many years to come.”
Worcester Lodge has been purchased by local operators Mr Josh and Mr Mike Slator of Osborne Care Homes Ltd, who acquired the business to complement their existing care home, Osborne House.
Josh, who has ambitious plans to expand across the South West, comments, “We can’t wait to get to know the residents and their relatives, and to work with the staff to continue the exceptional quality of care currently provided at Worcester Lodge. We are excited at the prospect of developing innovative collaborations between the homes to pursue our ongoing vision of enriching lives together.’
Oliver McCarthy, senior agent (Care) at Christie & Co, who handled the sale, comments, “We are delighted to be a part of Joyce’s journey, and we wish her all the very best. I am pleased to see this successful care home go to an experienced operator who I am sure will take the business from strength to strength.
“The market for care homes in the South West is stronger than it has been for many years and we continue to see an abundance of well-funded buyers seeking opportunities in the region.”
Worcester Lodge was sold at an undisclosed price.