New jobs mark Ashcroft Care Home’s first anniversary
A SUTTON care home has celebrated its first anniversary by reaching two major milestones - full occupancy and the creation of extra jobs.
The £3.7m Ashcroft Care Home, on Langton Road, has announced that 12 months after opening its doors for the first time, all of its 53 bedrooms are occupied and it has employed more staff than it originally expected to.
Kris Sooriah, who owns Bank House Care Homes - which bought Ashcroft - with his wife, Patricia, said: “Originally we expected to employ 40 local people but we have recruited 60 members of staff in a variety of nursing, cleaning and administration roles.
“But because it is a big home, over three storeys, we wanted to make sure it is run to the highest possible standard in all areas, which has been a plus for the local jobs market.
“We have reached 100 per cent occupancy, which is way ahead of our two-year plan, which highlights the facilities we have provided meet the needs of our residents.”
Ashcroft is a care and nursing home for the elderly, including those with dementia.
When inspected, the Care Quality Commission found it met all standards of care.
Bank House Care Homes bought Ashcroft from the LNT Group thanks to support from Yorkshire Bank’s Business Banking Centre in Nottingham.
Ashcroft is the company’s fourth care home - it also owns and operates Bluebell Lodge in Skegby, Bank House in Sutton and Fernleaf in Mansfield.
Sue Carter, business partner at the bank, said Bank House Care Homes has built up an enviable reputation of providing high quality care throughout Nottinghamshire.
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