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HC-One to divest 56 ‘outlier’ homes

Geographic ‘outliers’ that can be difficult to support from head office will be among the 52 homes to go on sale, care home operator HC-One has revealed.

Other homes to go will be those that do not provide complex or dementia care and which do not fit within the evolving care needs of the country.

In a statement issued yesterday, HC-One said it was additionally closing four homes, in addition to putting 52 up for sale. However, HC-One chief executive James Tugendhat said that sales and closures would only proceed when an alternative operator had been identified. “It will be business as usual for every home until all these processes are complete,” residents and staff were reassured by the chief.

Affected homes are not being named at this point. Three new care homes are expected to open by the end of 2021, in York, Bingham in Nottinghamshire, and Telford.

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