Agincare extends nationwide reach into the capital
Published: Monday 24th April 2023
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We are pleased to announce that Agincare has been appointed by Southwark Council to operate four care homes under a long-term partnership arrangement, extending our nationwide reach into the capital. 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 the existing provider on 3 May.
The new contract with Southwark Council provides for future development of the services to meet emerging needs across the borough, including reablement, intermediate and nursing care provision at Waterside. We are 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 takes place.
As a leading independent provider nationwide with over 35 years’ experience of delivering high quality care in the community, we have a proven and successful track record of supporting people and developing care home services, including many transfers from local authorities, charities and independent providers.
Chief Operating Officer for Agincare’s care home group, Tim Buckley (pictured below) 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 nationwide. In addition to care and nursing homes, our comprehensive range of services also includes retirement villages, home care, extra care schemes, live-in care, supported living and our own training company. We employ 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.
A leading independent provider of high quality care nationwide
Since our Founder and Chairman Derek Luckhurst started his first care home in Weymouth, Dorset in 1986, Agincare has grown to be a leading, independent provider of high-quality personalised care, and remains family-owned. In addition to care and nursing homes and retirement villages, our comprehensive range of services also include home and extra care schemes, live-in care and supported living, and our own training company. We employ over 3,500 people in more than 70 locations nationwide.