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  • Sale of Care Home in Leicester

    01 March 2017
    Specialist business transfer agent DC Care has completed the sale of Clarendon Mews Care Limited, which includes Clarendon Mews care home, in the centre of Leicester for an undisclosed sum. Ideally placed, close to the main city hospital, this purpose built care home is registered for 45 clients over the age of 65. The home has a 'Good' CQC rating and was p...
  • Hampshire Nursing Home Sold by DC Care

    23 February 2017
    Greenbanks Nursing Home located in Liphook, Hampshire has been sold for an undisclosed sum by specialist healthcare business agents DC Care. The home was purchased by Kindred Care, experienced care providers operating throughout the south east. Commenting on their latest acquisition, Yasheen Rajan of Kindred Care said "Greenbanks is a fantastic home. Smaller...
  • DC Care Completes Sale of Queen Margaret's Nursing Home, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

    19 January 2017
    DC Care has completed the sale of Queen Margaret’s Nursing Home on behalf of our client, Hawkfish Limited for an undisclosed sum. This is a landmark building in Scarborough and has, over the years, been a private residence and a school, before it became a nursing home. The transaction was managed by DC Care Regional Director, Alison Willoughby. The outgoing...
  • Northamptonshire Specialist Care Group Sold By DC Care

    17 January 2017
    24-7 Care Limited has been sold by healthcare business agents DC Care for an undisclosed sum. The business, which includes residential and supported living units located in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire was acquired by the Chesterfield based specialist provider Heathcotes Group. Commenting on the acquisition Mikkel Togsverd, Managing Director of Heathcot...
  • Well Known Surrey Care Home Sold by DC Care

    06 January 2017
    DC Care Specialist Healthcare Business Agents is pleased to announce the sale of The Barn House Nursing Home located in Merstham, Surrey. The home, formerly registered for 30, has been purchased on a leasehold basis after being owned and managed by Mr & Mrs Gungaloo for over 30 years. The sale of The Barn House completed towards the end of 2016 and ...
  • Another Completion for DC Care...

    21 December 2016
    DC Care is delighted to announce that we recently completed on the sale of Littlemoor House, Newbold, Derbyshire - a long established market town 25 miles north of Derby. The Care Home is a semi-detached property which was originally constructed as a private house which has been adapted and extended to provide care to 5 younger adults with Learning Disabili...
  • DC Care Completes The Sale of a Group of Care Homes in Yorkshire

    21 November 2016
    DC Care has completed the sale of Parklands Care Home, in Rawcliffe, near Goole on behalf of HICA. Regional Director Alison Willoughby commented: "This is the fourth home in the group that we were instructed to market and we are absolutely delighted that we have been able to assist HICA in the sale." HICA intends to focus on high dependency dementia care and...
  • Dovecote Care Home Sold by DC Care

    07 November 2016
    Located in the Herefordshire village of Llangarron between Monmouth and Ross on Wye, Dovecote Care Home has been purchased by specialist care operators CareTech Holdings PLC. The home previously provided residential care for up to 15 residents (old age & dementia) until its closure in November 2015. DC Care was instructed by Simon Haskew and Neil Vinni...
  • Norfolk Care Facility Sold by DC Care

    24 October 2016
    On the instructions of Leicester based care operator PrimeLife, specialist healthcare business agents DC Care have successfully completed the sale of Hamilton House & Mews Care Home and Supported Living Apartments, located in Catfield, Norfolk. The facility stands in extensive grounds and includes the original care home Hamilton House and the impressive...
  • Dovercourt Care Home Sold by DC Care

    12 October 2016
    Dovercourt House, registered for 27 OA/DE has been sold by specialist healthcare business agents DC Care for an undisclosed sum. Located close to the seafront in Dovercourt, Essex, the home had been owned since 2002 by Mr & Mrs Tibbles, who are now looking forward to their retirement. Mike Tibbles thanked DC Care for their efforts in finding a suitable p...
  • DC Care Sells Specialist Care Group in Surrey

    04 October 2016
    Highly regarded learning disability provider Chatsworth Care has been acquired by Heathcotes Group for an undisclosed sum. The Surrey based group comprising 5 residential properties, with capacity for 36 residents was formed in 2002 by Gabby & Graham Smith. Heathcotes will continue to provide high quality residential services across the services in Sutto...
  • Repeat Business For DC Care

    03 October 2016
    When DC Care sold Victoria Lodge, Romford in 2013 the owner, Mrs Hurril, said she was delighted with the service she had received from the specialist property agents; in fact she was so pleased, that when the time came to sell her other business, High Trees Residential Care Home in Enfield, DC Care was the natural choice to find a buyer. Commenting on the s...
  • DC Care Completes Sale of Southern Care Group Ltd

    07 September 2016
    DC Care has recently completed the sale of Southern Care Group Ltd (in Administration) - on behalf of BDO LLP. The company assets consist of Maes Elwy Nursing Home (closed) and Coed Duon Nursing Home. These are the final two homes in the group, which was placed into Administration in October 2010. The sale of the limited company was to an experienced Welsh ...
  • DC Care Sells The Old Vicarage in Cumbria

    02 August 2016
    DC Care has completed the sale of The Old Vicarage Care Home, in Askam in Furness, Cumbria. The home, which had been in the owners’ family for over 30 years, is registered for 30 and is set in ample grounds. The sale was protracted for a number of reasons, but with the help of DC Care, the outgoing owners had a great team around them to see the transaction ...
  • DC Care Sells North London Care Home

    05 May 2016
    DC Care Specialist Healthcare Business Agents is pleased to announce the sale of Edwina House Nursing Home located in the highly sought after area of Palmers Green, North London. The home was sold for an undisclosed figure to an existing, experienced care home operator. The sale completed towards the end of March and rounded off a record month for DC Care. ...
  • DC Care Completes The Sale of Field House Rest Home Near Stourbridge

    22 April 2016
    In what proved to be their busiest month ever in terms of completed sales, DC Care was delighted to finalise the acquisition of Field House Rest Home located in Clent, Stoubridge to experienced care operators Blackadder Corporation. DC Care was instructed by the owners Mr & Mrs Lane to sell the Grade II* listed home as a genuine retirement sale having o...
  • DC Care Presents Best New Care Home Award to Dukeminster Court

    29 March 2016
    DC Care was once again in attendance at the recent Pinders Healthcare Design Awards as a major sponsor for the fifth year running. Northern and Southern Region Directors Alison Taylor and Andy Sandel were present at the Lancaster Hotel in London for the annual awards luncheon. Entertainment was provided by magician Jamie Raven and ventriloquist Steve Hewlet...
  • Delphine Court Leased To Specialist Operator

    01 March 2016
    DC Care is delighted to have completed the lease of Delphine Court, a former residential care home in the village of Cockerton, County Durham. The property had been a residential care home run by a charity for a number of years, before being bought by our client, Mr G Shaw. Mr Shaw completed a substantial refurbishment of the building and contacted DC Care ...
  • Gloucester Care Home Sold By DC Care

    11 February 2016
    Charnwood House Nursing Home located in Gloucester has been sold by specialist healthcare agents DC Care to local providers Wooton Rise Nursing Home Ltd for an undisclosed amount. The sale which completed towards the end of 2015 was one of a number of successful transactions completed by the Wetherby based agents in recent months. Commenting on behalf of DC...
  • Essex Care Home Saved From Closure

    09 February 2016
    Woodboro Residential Care Home located in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex has been acquired by local care providers Alliance Care Homes, which is part of Alliance Care Group that operates several Care Homes and Domiciliary Care Agencies across the country. The purchase ensures the future for the workforce and saves the home from closure after being placed in to receiv...
  • DC Care Sponsors 2016 Pinders Healthcare Design Awards

    18 January 2016
    For the fifth year running DC Care Specialist Healthcare Business Agents is once again proud to be a major sponsor of the upcoming Pinders Healthcare Design Awards. Northern Region and Southern Region Directors Alison Taylor and Andy Sandel will be in attendance at the Lancaster Hotel in London, hosting the awards luncheon for the third time, on March 16th....
  • DC Care Sponsors HCA Care Awards

    22 December 2015
    On Friday 20th November the annual Hampshire Care Awards took place at Southampton Golf Club. The evening kicked off with drinks and a 3 course meal, followed by the award presentation, compered by Martin Bell of Real Recruitment Solutions and finished up with music and dancing. The nominating process took place a few months ago and then at the end of Octob...
  • Sale of York Care Home in 3 Months!

    20 November 2015
    DC Care is delighted to announce the recent sale of Haisthorpe House Care Home in York. John Britcliffe, owner of Haisthorpe House Care Limited, instructed DC Care to find a buyer ‘off-market’ for the home in August 2015 and within a few days a purchaser was sourced. The home has been purchased for an undisclosed amount by a specialist operator, who plans ...
  • DC Care Completes First Sale on behalf of PrimeLife

    13 October 2015
    DC Care is delighted to announce their first disposal on behalf of operators PrimeLife Ltd. Simon Van Herrewege, Developments Director for PrimeLife instructed DC Care to market Whitecliffe Nursing Home in Blackburn, Lancashire, a 22 bed former care home which provided personal and nursing care for 22 residents aged 55 or above with a mental disorder and / ...
  • DC Care Sells Clifton Court

    26 August 2015
    DC Care has completed the sale of Clifton Court Care Home, near Doncaster in South Yorkshire. The home, which was an asset of Mirus Care Limited (In Liquidation), was originally registered for 33 elderly clients and closed late last year. Upon instruction from Begbies Traynor LLP, DC Care carried out an extensive marketing campaign, to attract purchasers loo...
  • DC Care Assists in Strategic Disposal

    02 July 2015
    DC Care’s Alison Taylor is pleased to confirm the sale of another home from within the HICA Group. Stanage Lodge, a former care home in Grimsby, has been sold to Pathways Care Group.  The home, which is purpose built, was part of a series of strategic disposals by HICA, as they move into specialist dementia care provision.  This is the 3rd sale DC...
  • Leamington Spa Care Home Sold Discreetly By DC Care

    23 June 2015
    Adelaide House located in Royal Leamington Spa has been acquired by experienced care operators Barry & Eibhlin Thorpe-Smith. The sale of the business was conducted by Andy Sandel of DC Care on behalf of the vendors David & Breda Sutton who had owned the home for over 30 years. Commenting on the sale Mr Sutton said "For several years prior to the sal...
  • DC Care Sells Danes Lea

    02 June 2015
    DC Care has completed the sale of Danes Lea care home in Bridlington, East Yorkshire. The sale complements the earlier sale of Holyrood House in Hedon, East Yorkshire, with the same operator purchasing both homes. Danes Lea is a care home registered for 29 clients, providing residential and dementia care in this popular conservation area on the east coast. ...
  • DC Care Presents Best New Care Home Award to Magdalen Park

    10 April 2015
    For the fourth year running DC Care was a major sponsor of the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards, with Specialist Business Appraisers Alison Taylor and Andy Sandel present at the annual awards ceremony, held at the Lancaster Hotel in London. Helping present this year's awards was Armenian comedian Kev Orkian, fresh from his piano performance at last year's ev...
  • Sale of care home in Shropshire

    06 March 2015
    DC Care has recently completed the successful sale of a residential care home in Telford, Shropshire. Registered for 33 the home provides care across a spectrum of specialist care needs. It was owned privately and has now been sold to an experienced operator, who will be adding the home to their existing portfolio of high quality and profitable care business...
  • DC Care Sells Llangollen Fechan

    02 March 2015
    DC Care’s Alison Taylor, Specialist Business Appraiser, announces the sale of Llangollen Fechan Care Home in North Wales. The home has been sold on behalf of Mr & Mrs Short who have taken a much deserved retirement. Alison said "Our clients were a delight to work with and I knew that a home such as this, with a truly lovely picturesque location and great...
  • DC Care Sells Newlands Hall

    02 March 2015
    DC Care has completed the sale of Newlands Hall, a long established care home in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire. The home is registered for 30 and has been a care home for over 30 years, managed by Orchard Care on behalf of Silverline Care. Newlands Hall has been sold to Regency Healthcare with plans to continue the ongoing improvements already undertaken. Al...
  • Sale of Former Care Home in Derbyshire

    02 March 2015
    DC Care has recently completed the sale of a former care home in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. The property was owned privately by a family and has been sold to an experienced operator who has plans to re-open the home in the near future. Alison Taylor, Specialist Business Appraiser at DC Care, managed the transaction, our clients said the following; "DC Care h...
  • DC Care sponsors the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards

    12 February 2015
    With the annual Pinders Healthcare Design Awards fast approaching, DC Care Specialist Healthcare Business Agents is once again proud to be a major sponsor for the prestigious event. This year’s ceremony will take place, for the second year running, at the Lancaster Hotel in London, where Specialist Business Appraisers Alison Taylor and Andy Sandel will be b...
  • DC Care Sells Oakland Nursing Home

    09 January 2015
    DC Care is delighted to announce the completion of the sale of Oakland Care Ltd (In Administration). The home, Oakland Nursing Home, is registered for 27 and is located in the coastal town of Whitby in North Yorkshire. The home was struggling with occupancy at the time of our appointment, but under the care and guidance of a new manager, quickly began to re...
  • Liverpool Nursing Home Acquired by Local Operator

    10 December 2014
    DC Care received instructions from the administrators Begbies-Traynor to market Brooklands Nursing Home in Liverpool. The home was sold to Mark Gilbert of Dovehaven Care Group, to expand on their existing portfolio of high quality homes in the region. The transaction was closely managed by Specialist Business Appraiser Andy Sandel and Senior Sales Negotiato...
  • Norfolk Care Home Sold To Local Operator

    04 December 2014
    Following almost twenty months of talks and negotiations, DC Care specialist healthcare business agents is pleased to announce the sale of Terrington Lodge, located near to Wisbech, to the Kings Lynn based care group ARMSCARE Ltd run by Mrs Veena Sehgal. ARMSCARE is a local family run operation, headed by Mrs Veena Sehgal, which owns and runs Docking House ...
  • Care Home in East Yorkshire Sold

    18 July 2014
    We are delighted to announce the sale of Holyrood House in Hedon. The home is the first of a series of sales due to complete on behalf of HICA, a regional not for profit organisation. Holyrood House has been sold to Tony Proudfoot, a local operator who is keen to expand his portfolio. The home was originally a residential property but was converted to a car...
  • Northamptonshire Care Home Saved From Closure

    10 July 2014
    In light of recent negative press surrounding the care industry, specialist care agents DC Care are particularly pleased to report a good news, success story. DC Care received instructions from the administrators Moorfields Corporate Recovery to find a purchaser for The Meadows Nursing Home in Yardley Gobion near to Towcester, Northamptonshire. If a suitabl...
  • DC Care presents at the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards

    11 April 2014
    DC Care was once again a major sponsor at the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards. This year saw a new venue for the annual awards ceremony; The Lancaster Hotel in London, with singer Laura Wright on hand to help present the awards. DC Care sponsored the Best Regeneration Project Award, from a shortlist of very worthy finalists the award was taken by Hartwood ...
  • Another successful sale by specialist healthcare agents DC Care on behalf of Wilkins Kennedy

    04 April 2014
    Specialist healthcare agents DC Care recently completed the sale of Roman Court in Mexborough. The sale was managed through to completion by Clare Jones, Sales Negotiator based at DC Care’s head office.Acting on behalf of the Joint Administrators, Stephen Grant and Anthony Cork of Wilkins Kennedy, DC Care secured the sale following a comprehensive market...
  • Torquay Care Homes Sold To Experienced Operator

    02 April 2014
    Two residential care homes located in Torquay have been sold to a local operator, Beechcroft Care Homes. The homes, Choice and Southbourne both situated in the Babbacombe area, provide care within the categories of old age and dementia and are registered for 24 and 21 respectively.The selling agents DC Care, instructed on behalf of the Joint Administrato...
  • DC Care sells Prader-Willi Care Group in South East to Priory Group

    07 March 2014
    Specialist healthcare agents DC Care have successfully brokered the sale of New Directions, a group of 5 care homes plus supported living provision located in St Leonards, Hastings and Robertsbridge. New Directions was established in 1998 and developed into a highly respected provider of care for those suffering from Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare, complex ge...
  • Flurry of care home sales increases optimism for 2014

    30 January 2014
    With a healthy number of completed sales throughout late 2013 and into 2014, DC Care the specialist health care agents are confident that the market is showing real signs of improvement. DC Care’s southern business appraiser Andy Sandel commented: “We have seen sales complete in all areas of the country and from care sectors including nursing, residential, ...
  • DC Care Sells Three Former Southern Cross Care Homes

    07 January 2014
    Broome End Care Home, in Essex, Haunton Hall in Staffordshire and Revelstoke Lodge in Devon are all former Southern Cross care homes. All three care facilities have recently been sold by DC Care.Tim Perkin, of CBRE, was appointed Joint Fixed Charge Receiver and a management company was instructed to oversee the day to day operations at the care homes unt...
  • Surrey's Care Workers Triumph at County Awards

    11 December 2013
    TV’s Michael Aspel and Alvin Stardust presented Surrey’s care ‘Oscars’ as the region's care workers took centre stage in a dazzling gala Awards ceremony held at Epsom Downs Racecourse (Friday 22 November 2013). The Awards recognise the hard work and dedication of people working in a wide variety of jobs in adult social care including dementia care, caring f...
  • Sale Completed in Record Time!

    23 August 2013
    DC Care has completed the sale of the former Whorlton Grange care home, located just outside Barnard Castle, in County Durham.The home, which closed very recently, was sold to Colin and Veronica Harper, who intend to transform it back into a private house. Set in expansive landscaped grounds, with a large Victorian conservatory, complete with original wi...
  • Care Home Set To Re-Open Its Doors

    23 August 2013
    A care home near Rotherham is preparing to re-open its doors to elderly residents who require residential care. Swinton Lodge in Mexborough closed earlier this year after its former owner entered administration, but it has now been acquired by leading care home operator, Pathways Care Group.The home was taken over by administrators Begbies Traynor, who i...
  • All Change At Hurstead House

    22 August 2013
    DC Care recently completed the sale of Hurstead House Nursing Home, in Rochdale, Lancashire. Our client, Nick Frost, owned the home for over a decade but decided he wanted to relocate to Devon.DC Care was delighted to be part of the team that helped him realise this ambition by finding a purchaser for the home. The purchaser owns a domiciliary care busi...
  • DC Care Completes Sale Of Remaining Home In Group

    16 August 2013
    DC Care has completed the sale of The Bay Nursing Home, in Tywyn, Wales on behalf of Joint Administrators; N Cropper, S Wilson and A O'Keefe of Zolfo Cooper.Previously a hotel, the building has been in use as a nursing home for a number of years. Following their appointment as Administrators of a larger group which included this home, Zolfo Cooper instru...
  • Care Home Re-Opens In Dudley

    13 June 2013
    Himley Manor Care Home, in Dudley, has undergone a complete refurbishment and has opened its doors to residents. Formerly Grange Park Care Centre, the home was bought from administrators FRP Advisory LLP as an empty property. FRP Advisory LLP appointed DC Care and Edward Symmons as joint agents for this and another home in administration.Mr and Mrs Qayum...
  • Glowing Reference For DC Care As Another Sale Completes

    24 May 2013
    "After over 17 years running Didsbury Court Rest Home in Torquay my wife and I decided that the time had come to pass on the business which we had nurtured from very poor beginnings into one of the most reputable homes in Torbay including becoming one of the first, under the old CSCI rating system, to achieve an excellent rating.""We wanted to maintain a...
  • DC Cares Sells Vacant Dagenham Care Home

    31 January 2013
    DC Care is pleased to announce the sale of a former 19 bed care home located in Dagenham Essex.The home was sold for an undisclosed amount to Mr & Mrs Yadav who plan to refurbish the property completely, prior to re-opening as a care home. Andy Sandel, DC Care’s southern based business appraiser, handled the sale on behalf of Moorfields Corporate Re...
  • Care Home Saved From Closure

    28 January 2013
    DC Care recently completed the sale of The Victoria Care Home in Burnley, on behalf of S Williams and L Thomas, Begbies Traynor LLP - Joint Administrators of Victoria Care Home Ltd.Originally a hospital built and funded by local contributions, the building was converted to a care home during the 1990s and was registered for 41 service users. Unfortunatel...
  • DC Care Completes Sale Of The Cottage Nursing Home

    09 January 2013
    DC Care is delighted to announce the recent sale of The Cottage Nursing Home in Irchester, a picturesque village near Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.DC Care acted on behalf of the private vendors seeking to retire. They established the care home over 25 years ago and then extended and expanded the business successfully. The Cottage Nursing Home is a h...
  • DC Care Sells North Wales Care Facility For Zolfo Cooper

    20 December 2012
    DC Care is delighted to announce the sale of The Old Vicarage Nursing Home, in Pandy Tudur, Conwy to Chamarel Home Ltd. Joint Administrators Zolfo Cooper (Manchester), formally instructed DC Care to market The Old Vicarage, along with four other homes within the Regency portfolio earlier this year.The Old Vicarage is the fourth sale from this group to be...
  • Specialist Care Unit Sold By DC Care To Milestones Trust

    06 December 2012
    DC Care Specialist Healthcare Business Agents is delighted to announce the successful completed sale of Sandringham Villa in Weston Super Mare, to the highly regarded charitable organisation Milestones Trust.The home accommodates 12 residents with complex mental health needs and challenging behaviour. The acquisition will take the total number of mental ...

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"I would like to thank Andy and Clare for a very personalised service, following the sale of our Home. The Home attracted a lot of interest and a local buyer was quickly found. I have known Andy for a few years, and had always favoured him over other companies in the market. I always found Andy to be honest and straightforward, and would not hesitate to recommend him and his team."

Amin Ghia, Charnwood House Nursing Home