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Care Provider Agincare Extends National Reach into the Capital

Independent family-owned care provider Agincare has been appointed by Southwark Council to operate four care homes under a long-term partnership arrangement.

Greenhive Care Home and Waterside Care Home, both in Peckham plus Rose Court Care Home in Rotherhithe and Bluegrove House Care Home in Bermondsey are set to transfer to Agincare from existing provider Anchor on 3 May.

The new contract provides for future development of the services to meet emerging needs across the borough, including reablement, intermediate and nursing care provision at Waterside.

Agincare is working closely with people living at the homes, the transferring teams working at the care homes, Southwark Council and other stakeholders to ensure a smooth transfer.

With over 35 years’ experience of delivering high quality care in the community, Agincare has a proven and successful track record of supporting people and developing care home services, with many transfers from local authorities, charities and independent providers.

Chief Operating Officer for Agincare’s care home group, Tim Buckley, said:

“We look forward to warmly welcoming the people living and working at Bluegrove House, Greenhive, Rose Court and Waterside into the Agincare family, and getting to know the local communities.

“Our immediate priority is a positive transfer for the care home teams, residents and their loved ones so that they feel informed, supported and reassured that the homes remain in safe hands.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to work with Southwark Council, the South East London ICB and other local organisations across the borough to further develop sustainable, quality service provision and meet changing health and social care needs.”

Established in 1986, Agincare has grown to be a leading, independent provider of high-quality personalised care. In addition to care and nursing homes, Agincare’s comprehensive range of services also include retirement villages, home care, extra care schemes, live-in care, supported living and its own training company. Agincare employs over 3,500 people in more than 70 locations nationwide.

Cllr Evelyn Akoto, cabinet member for health and wellbeing at Southwark Council, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Agincare as the new provider for four of our care homes in the borough. We are grateful to the residents and their families who helped us choose Agincare as the best team to meet the changing needs of our older people.

“Agincare’s vast experience and commitment to our Residential Care Charter, which is about achieving only the highest standards for staff and residents, means we have every confidence they will do a fantastic job caring for residents.”

 

 
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