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DC Care Expands

DC Care Expands

The care sector continues to be buoyant with a continuing upturn in activity for DC Care on all fronts, from operators considering selling their care businesses making enquiries to the increasing number of viewings arranged and sales going through the legal due diligence process. Such activity is reminiscent of when the market was at its height over a decade ago.

CQC - Factual accuracy update from Royds Withy King

CQC - Factual accuracy update from Royds Withy King

Good news that CQC appear to have done away with their previous plans to impose a 325-character limit on factual accuracy arguments.

It seems that CQC have done a u-turn on imposing a word limit on the factual accuracy process.  They have published new guidance and a form which extends the word limit significantly and, importantly, confirms that if the word limit is not sufficient to make your point, that you can continue the same point in the next box.  We are interpreting this as effectively removing the word limit altogether.


Recruitment platform Florence helps providers save on agency costs

Recruitment platform Florence helps providers save on agency costs

Co-founder Charles Armitage explains how online marketplace, Florence, helps care providers save on nursing and carer recruitment costs.

The hazards of recruiting agency nurses and carers are well-documented with care providers taking a hit on high agency margins and a lack of continuity of care.
Launched in April 2017, online platform Florence seeks to remove the risk and cost of using agency nurses from providers.

Buy a Care Home goes mobile!

Buy a Care Home goes mobile!

The group launched the new App at the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards.

The Buyacarehome group thoroughly enjoyed being back together at the Pinders Awards and were excited to deliver the news of their new Mobile App. 

 


Buyacarehome team help new entrant to the sector purchase Ashdown House

Buyacarehome team help new entrant to the sector purchase Ashdown House

The sale of Ashdown House care home based in Daventry, Northamptonshire to Knighton Care Services Ltd was arranged by DC Care, Chandler & Co and Royds Withy King who are all members of the Buyacarehome professional network.
Redwoods Dowling Kerr are delighted to announce the sale of Grafton Lodge, a well-established residential care home for the elderly, in Strood, Kent.

Redwoods Dowling Kerr are delighted to announce the sale of Grafton Lodge, a well-established residential care home for the elderly, in Strood, Kent.

Grafton Lodge received a high level of interest, with 13 viewings and 4 offers from a variety of buyers.

The successful bid came from an experienced childcare operator. Recognising demand for quality residential care, she was attracted to Grafton Lodge due to its location and reputation. In 2018 Grafton Lodge was rated as ‘Good’ overall by the CQC.