With an increasingly ageing population, the pressure to provide more options for care provision with state-of-the-art facilities is mounting. At Minster, we endeavor to stay ahead of this curve. With over 60 homes under our management in 23 cities, we are constantly seeking to expand our care capacity.
As part of our ongoing efforts to expand our quality services across the UK, new acquisitions and refurbishments to our existing homes are a priority on our agenda. We believe this is a testament to the strong relationships Minster Care has established over the past two-and-a-half decades. A key component of our business development strategy is to identify new homes that have the potential to, with the Minster touch, provide optimum care to our future residents.
We’ve recently acquired the following homes and are excited for what the future holds for our residents....
Minster Ealing Homes
We are pleased to announce that Minster won the tender to manage four care homes on behalf of Ealing Council and became the registered operator on 2 March 2020 of Chestnut Lodge, Elm Lodge, Sycamore Lodge and Martin House,. Minster took over from Optivo Housing Association under an 18-year contract allowing Optivo to concentrate on other core areas of their business. Minster is delighted to retain all the existing staff at the homes and warmly welcomes them to the Minster family.
Minster CEO, Mahesh Patel, said: “Our motivation is to make a positive difference to the residents at each of these care homes, by providing staff with access to our wealth of experience. We would like to thank Optivo for the great platform we have to build upon due to their admirable work at each of the homes. We believe the award of this tender to us is recognition of the trust that we have built up through the comprehensive, advanced and specialist care our staff deliver to our residents every day. We are looking forward to a long and productive partnership with Ealing Council over the years to come.”
Refurbishments & Developments
Our following homes are being upgraded and refurbished, to optimise the living and working experience of residents and staff, respectively:
The Lodge at Freeland, Oxfordshire
A 45-bed purpose-built residential dementia care home has just been completed and will function alongside the existing Freeland House Nursing Home. On the beautiful new building, our Estates Director, Ruth Field has to say, "We are all extremely proud of the new unit at Freeland. The Lodge complements our existing service and will allow the highest quality of dementia care environment. We have worked hard to develop the original design to give all Residents access to both inside and outside spaces, so important for their wellbeing. The building sits beautifully within the stunning surroundings with each bedroom getting to enjoy country views. Together with the striking architecture great attention has been taken to the internal spaces to create a warm and engaging home."
Sapphire Unit, Diamond House, Leicester
A 30-bed purpose-built dementia care home was recently completed and opened in March. This new extension, Sapphire Unit, is adjacent to the existing Diamond House Care Home.
Garswood has recently in May 2019, introduced a new 13 bed extension, increasing dementia beds available in the home and are adding nurse beds to the registration block. Some of the highlight features include:
- New en-suite bedrooms in 2 new building extensions and further bedrooms with internal reconfiguration.
- 2 further new lounge spaces to improve day space.
- Upgrades to existing homes, nurse call, fire alarm and lighting.
- Additional lounge with access to new patio area for dementia wing.
We’ve recently begun, or are expected to begin work on some of our existing homes, to stay ahead of the curve and keep up with residents’ desires and needs ....