London-listed healthcare firm Care UK acquires Whitwood Care

British health and social care services provider Care UK plc (LON:CUK) has taken over specialist adult residential care operator Whitwood Care, Care UK said without providing financial details.

The buyer said that the deal complements its existing services for individuals with learning disabilities across the range of outreach, care at home, supported living, residential homes and respite live in care. The company will also add a staff of 140 with expertise in personalised support.

Whitwood Care operates three West Yorkshire-based care homes, namely Whitwood House, Whitwood Hall and Whitwood Grange. The homes provide purpose built residential facilities offering specialist care and support for 48 people with learning disabilities, including those on the autistic spectrum.

Libby Eastley, Business Development director for Community Services, Care UK, commented that Whitwood Care’s facilities will complement the company’s services focused on individuals with learning disabilities. Eastley said further that Whitwood Care’s staff will join Care UK’s community services division.

Care UK, established in 1982, operates GP centres, hospitals, care homes and provides support for people within the community. The company’s services for older people care focus on support at home, supported living services, day clubs and residential or nursing homes. Its healthcare services include treatment centres, GP practices, NHS walk-in centres, out of hours GP support and clinical assessment and diagnostics facilities.