Martin Ford 11 December 2018

Care Management Group sold for £200m

Care Management Group sold for £200m image

A care provider has been sold in a multi-million pound deal, with another company expected to be flogged in the coming months.

Care Management Group (CMG), which runs 190 homes, has been acquired by pensions firm AMP in a deal reportedly worth £200m.

CMG’s parent company, Court Cavendish, bought the learning disability provider when it was on the verge of bankruptcy in 2008, turning its fortunes around over the past decade.

Following the deal reached yesterday, Court Cavendish owner, Dr Chai Patel, said: ‘I am really proud of what we have achieved at CMG.

'This is the result of the immense commitment and hard work of colleagues across the organisation – over many years.’

Separately, Four Seasons Health Care today announced it would be up for sale from next month.

The announcement follows an agreement between the company’s owner Terra Firma and creditor, hedge fund H/2 Capital Partners, to continue operations until a buyer is found.

It added that a sale was expected to be completed in the spring and it would have no impact on services.

Supporting people with dementia image

Supporting people with dementia

Paul Smith and Francis Philippa explain how four different pilot projects have helped improve the quality of life for people living with dementia.
Highways jobs

Casual Lifeguard

Chelmsford City Council
Grade 3 - £9.29 per hour
It's exciting times at Riverside Leisure Centre with a brand new centre set to open in Spring 2019 and we need you to get on board and help us make... Chelmsford, Essex
Recuriter: Chelmsford City Council

Director of Operations (Assistant Director for Children’s Social Care)

Slough Children's Services Trust
circa £100k p.a.
As a qualified social worker, you will have significant experience of managing statutory social work delivery at a senior level. Slough, Berkshire
Recuriter: Slough Children's Services Trust

Deputy Director Children’s Social Care

City of Bradford MDC
£96,603 - £102,287
Our new Deputy Director will play a pivotal role in leading the department through a major improvement journey.  Bradford, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: City of Bradford MDC

Educational Psychologist - 2 jobs

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£44,563- £48,223
If you are a trainee in your final year or an experienced EP who is looking for a new opportunity we would love to hear from you. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Planning Enforcement Officer

Brent Council
£29,241 – £38,799 p.a. inc
Do you have a degree or recognised post graduate qualification in planning or a science/environmental subject? Wembley, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Brent Council

Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

The March issue of Local Government News explores alternative funding channels that are available to councils beyond the Public Works Loan Board, what hurdles merging councils face in coming together, and how local government is handling GDPR.

This issue also has a special highways and street lighting section exploring how councils can use lighting to embark on their smart city journey and using IoT technology to weather the storm.

Register for your free magazine