Modus Care, a care provider which runs specialist services in the South West, has taken over the operation of two services which provide support for local people with support needs, and is set to develop the facilities and recruit and train additional staff.
Modus is part of the Salutem Care and Education Group, which will support the local team in making significant improvements at the two services, working closely with Cornwall County Council.
Buttermill and Fox House, based in Camborne and Liskeard, care for people living with autism spectrum disorders, mental health difficulties, behaviour that may challenge, and restricted mobility issues.
The company will be working to ensure that pay rates and the working culture are strong as it looks to recruit new colleagues from the area to work with the people within the services, as well as bringing investment into the building and the grounds, and activities for people using the service.
The acquisition will begin a journey of improvement for the two services, which were previously owned by Achieve Together, formerly The Regard Group.
Modus Care has a well-established positive reputation in the area, managing eight services in the region along with a further 3 through its Ambito Care sister Company, and will be implementing a robust action plan to ensure its two new facilities meet its high standards of care.
John Godden MBE, CEO of Salutem Care and Education, which operates Modus Care, said: “We are delighted to welcome Buttermill and Fox House to the Modus Care family. The people who use the service are our highest priority and we will be investing both time and money to ensure their needs are met.
“We are aware both facilities have a history and we are committed to drawing a line between the past and the future. We have impeccable standards of care across all our services, demonstrated by our CQC and OFSTED reports, and we are confident that the next time Buttermill and Fox House are inspected, the changes will be profound.
“We are committed to providing excellent, person-centred care as evidenced by the work done with the Modus Services which were also in need of significant support when we took them over 4 years ago.
“I am confident that these two services will be beacons of care within the Cornwall community, thanks to investment in the building and grounds, and with the help of the staff we’re looking to recruit.”