Shropshire care group Adelphi Care Services, which provides services to adults with learning disabilities, autism and challenging behaviour, is to become part of The Regard Group, the UK’s fourth biggest care provider.
Nine specialist residential and supported living services will become part of Regard, which was formed in 1994, and now has a staff of over 2,200 operating at 150 sites around the country.
Carterwood, the specialist property agents dedicated to the care sector, was instructed by the shareholders of Adelphi Care Services to seek a suitable buyer for the business and played an integral role in facilitating the acquisition by Regard, which comes at a time when Regard is already experiencing significant organic growth.
Sandie Foxall-Smith, chief executive officer of Regard, said: “We believe that Adelphi shares our values of putting the people we support at the centre of everything we do. We fully understand how important continuity of care is for them and their families, and are looking forward to welcoming them into The Regard Group.”
Tom Hartley, principal agent at Carterwood, added: “All parties involved have worked extremely hard to achieve a successful completion of this acquisition, and we are pleased to achieve a good outcome for all.”