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Silversprings care home in Brightlingsea added to our award winning portfolio

May 16th 2012

Care UK has taken over the management of Silversprings Residential Care Home near Brightlingsea, Essex.

Richard Pearman, Development Director of Care UK commented: "I am delighted that we have agreed the takeover of Silversprings. This is a very well designed home with an already excellent local reputation which makes it the perfect addition to Care UK’s portfolio of 89 high quality nursing and residential homes around the UK.”

Care UK’s involvement with Silversprings was made in partnership with specialist healthcare investor MedicX which has acquired the care home and is leasing it to Care UK.

Tim Meggitt, Chief Operating Officer, MedicX, said: “I am delighted to announce this addition to the MedicX Healthfund portfolio. The property has been designed with market leading care in mind and this, coupled with a first class operator taking the lease, creates an extremely attractive property investment. Our appetite for similar investments remains strong.”

Built in 2009, Silversprings is an impressive, architect-designed home which is separated into three suites, each with its own spacious lounge and dining room, as well as a library, private treatment room, hairdresser and activity rooms. Residents’ bedrooms are light and airy, featuring modern dÄ—cor, quality furnishings and en-suite facilities. Outside, the landscaped gardens include a vegetable plot, greenhouse and large sensory garden as well as nature walks where residents and their families enjoy looking after the home’s ducks, chickens and doves.

Within Silversprings’ safe, homely environment, residents will continue to receive the highest possible standard of care which includes residential and respite care as well as specialist care for those living with dementia, palliative care and end of life care. Residents will also benefit from Care UK’s innovative Activity Based Care (ABC) and the company’s pioneering work in dementia care and specialist training.

Lynda Appleby, Operations Director for Care UK, commented: “Silversprings is a fantastic home and this is an opportunity for the home to continue on its path of excellence. With one of the UK’s leading care providers at the helm, Silversprings residents and their families can be confident we will provide a consistent standard of care - care that is personalised, which treats each individual with dignity and respect and which helps to maintain their dignity, independence and freedom of choice.”

Care UK is planning to open more than 30 new homes over the next three years.

 

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