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May 18, 2015

Lifeways agrees to buy Care UK’s learning disability services

Specialist care provider Lifeways Group has purchased Care UK's learning disability division, which supports 1,000 people with living, residential care and day services.

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Specialist care provider Lifeways Group has purchased Care UK’s learning disability division, which supports 1,000 people with living, residential care and day services.

Care UK divested the learning disability division, in a bid to focus on the development of primary and secondary NHS health services, as well as residential care services.

Care UK chief executive Mike Parish said: "By focusing our strategy and investment, we are able to enhance our market leading services to meet the needs of our customers, patients and service users.

"Care UK divested the learning disability division, in a bid to focus on the development of primary and secondary NHS health services, as well as residential care services."

"I consider Care UK’s learning disability services to be amongst the best in the country for personalisation and quality and our teams will contribute hugely to Lifeways’ continuing success."

Care UK said its programme of residential and nursing care homes has delivered 18 new facilities in the last two and a half years and 15 will be delivered over the next three years.

Lifeways Group chief executive Paul Marriner said: "We are absolutely delighted with the acquisition of the learning disability division of Care UK. We have tracked the business for a number of years and have been impressed with its progress."

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In May, Partnerships in Care agreed to acquire Care UK’s specialist mental health services, and is also involved in the strategic review process to acquire its domiciliary care services.

Lifeways provides specialist support services to 4,750 people with complex needs.


Image: Care UK currently supports 1,000 people with learning disabilities. Photo: courtesy of Care UK.

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