Feature News — 23 August 2016

Adare Burlington Hall approved image

• Burlington Hall and The Shrubbery come under the ownership of Adara Group.
• Experienced care operator Sue Hanspaul heads up the acquisition.
• Plans for future refurbishment and enhancement of facilities underway.

Northampton-based Adara Group has acquired two care homes; Burlington Hall in Woburn Sands and The Shrubbery in Higham Ferrers. An undisclosed funding package has been provided by the Royal Bank of Scotland to support the deal.

Adara Group was established in January 2016 by experienced care home operator Sue Hanspaul, alongside her husband Mike and son Sandy Hanspaul. Sue has been involved with the running of both Burlington Hall and The Shrubbery since their inception and this deal sees her acquire full ownership of both homes under the Adara Group.

Burlington Hall is located on Station Road in Woburn Sands and delivers professional care to older residents with physical disability and dementia. It has capacity for 53 residents with 51 single rooms and one double. The Shrubbery is situated on College Street in Higham Ferrers and also specialises in the same kind of care for the elderly. It accomodates 45 residents with single rooms including en suite facilities.

Sue Hanspaul was formerly a community pharmacist and has been a care home operator since 1988. She has already begun plans to enhance the current facilities available at both care homes. This includes a programme of refurbishment and raising the standards of care even further.

Sue Hanspaul, Director at Adara Group said: “I am so pleased to complete the acquisition of Burlington Hall and The Shrubbery giving us 100% control. These are homes I know very well having been involved in their running since they were both established. We have plans to look at all aspects of the homes and renovation work has commenced at Burlington Hall to modernise and improve the facilities. Our focus is on our residents and ensuring they have access to the highest possible standards of care in comfortable surroundings. Graham Tallyn at the Royal Bank of Scotland has done a great job in supporting us with this transaction, he has been flexible and supportive.”

Graham Tallyn, Relationship Director, Healthcare at Royal Bank of Scotland, said: “The team at the Adara Group are entirely committed and focused on delivering excellent facilities and standards of care for the elderly. Their acquisition of the two homes in their own right is a logical and welcome way forward for them and I am sure they will invigorate a fresh new focus for both homes. I have been very impressed with Sue, Mike and Sandy who all bring a huge amount of knowledge and experience.”

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