Martin Ford 30 April 2019

Four Seasons Health Care slides into administration

Four Seasons Health Care slides into administration image

Funding has been found to prop up more than 300 care homes as Four Seasons Health Care enters administration.

Two holding companies, Elli Investments and Elli Finance, have gone into administration while a funding agreement has been reached for the operating companies that run the care homes and hospitals until the group is sold.

Group medical director of Four Seasons, Dr Claire Royston, said: ‘Today’s news does not change the way we operate or how our homes are run or prompt any change for residents, families, employees and indeed suppliers.

'Our priority remains to deliver consistently good care.

'It marks the latest stage in the group’s restructuring process and allows us to move ahead with an orderly, independent sales process.’

The group, which runs 322 homes, has been in the process of a sale since December, having struggled with financial difficulties for some time.

It follows Allied Healthcare’s near-collapse before it was sold shortly before Christmas.

Director of policy and influencing at charity Independent Age, George McNamara, said the announcement was a 'symptom of a neglected and broken social care system’.

He added: ‘This is turning upside down the lives of thousands of the most vulnerable people in society.

'While private providers can walk away it is families and local authorities who are left to pick up the pieces, causing worry and anxiety about meeting the care needs of older people.

‘We can’t escape the fact that the two years that Government has dithered and delayed over social care reform means that older people are every day bearing the brunt of Government inaction.’

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Chief Executive

South Kesteven District Council
Up to £127k
South Kesteven is a district with plenty going for it. Grantham, Lincolnshire
Recuriter: South Kesteven District Council

Strategic Partnership Manager Inward Investment

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£48,172 - £49,047
As Strategic Partnerships Manager (Inward Investment) you will be responsible for developing and implementing the... Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Graduate Trainee - Systems Development

North Yorkshire County Council
First six months at £19,171, second six months at £19,945, final 12 months at £22,021
This is a fantastic opportunity for a Graduate Trainee with an interest and aptitude for systems development to... North Yorkshire
Recuriter: North Yorkshire County Council

Graduate Trainee - Solutions

North Yorkshire County Council
First six months at £19,171, second six months at £19,945, final 12 months at £22,021
This is a fantastic opportunity for a Graduate Trainee with a keen interest in solution design and enterprise architecture, to... North Yorkshire
Recuriter: North Yorkshire County Council

Graduate Trainee - HR/OD

North Yorkshire County Council
First six months at £19,171, second six months at £19,945, final 12 months at £22,021 C
This is a fantastic opportunity for a Graduate Trainee with a keen interest in HR and Organisational Development to... Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Recuriter: North Yorkshire County Council

Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

This issue of Local Government News explores how councils can tackle modern slavery and trafficking in their supply chains, finds out more about Cambridge's first cohousing scheme and the launch of a new project to build a shared service pattern library for local government.

This issue also contains a special focus on children's services and how councils are protecting children following local safeguarding children boards being abolished.

Register for your free magazine