Care provider HC-One has acquired 20 care homes in the North East of England from Helen McArdle Care and its ‘At Home’ business.

The acquisition on 10 January involves 1,343 beds from 19 existing care homes and another care home currently under construction, as well as the ‘At Home’ business which offers homecare in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.

Helen McArdle Care became the highest quality care provider in the UK, with four ‘Outstanding’ Care Quality Commission (CQC) ratings for care homes in August 2016, the first in the country to achieve this.

Before the acquisition, Helen McArdle Care had an annual income in excess of £32m.

HC-One is one of the largest independent care home operators in the UK with more than 10,000 residents and employing over 14,000 staff members. The deal, is part of HC-One’s strategy to focus on strong regional growth.

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