Cornwall’s largest care home operator, Cornwall Care, is under new ownership having been acquired by Sanctuary.
Cornwall Care owns and manages 15 residential, nursing and dementia care homes as well as helping people to live independently in their own homes.
As part of the acquisition, Sanctuary and Cornwall Council have agreed a long-term strategic partnership to enable the two organisations to work closely together to provide quality care and support to elderly and vulnerable residents in the county.
A not-for-profit housing and care provider, Sanctuary has been a registered provider and significant developer in Cornwall for over 40 years, managing over 2,000 homes, providing affordable and shared ownership, key worker and student accommodation.
Under its Sanctuary Care brand, with the acquisition of Cornwall Care, Sanctuary now manages 111 care homes across England and Scotland, providing care for more than 5,500 residents.
It says the investment will include technology and innovation, and staff will also have wider employment opportunities and greater options for learning, support and personal development.
Group chief executive, Craig Moule, said: “We are very pleased to have completed this acquisition and warmly welcome Cornwall Care’s residents, clients and team members to Sanctuary.
“We are absolutely committed to providing the highest standards of care and to enriching the lives of every single resident in the care homes we are acquiring.
“Our new strategic partnership has been forged to enable us to serve even more people in Cornwall, strengthening our links and continuing our work with Cornwall Council to ensure people in the county get high quality care and support when they most need it.”
Cornwall Care chair, Sally Taylor, added: “This is very good news for Cornwall. Sanctuary has the expertise, resources and care sector knowledge to make this an excellent and very effective, long-term strategic partnership.
“The issues affecting adult social care are well known and, as Cornwall’s largest care provider, we understand how important it is to safeguard future provision. That’s why we’re delighted to be joining Sanctuary and why we believe our staff, Cornwall as a whole and, most importantly, the many residents we support, should welcome this announcement.”