Woodleigh Care opens new 66 bed care home in Mansfield

Gail Walton and John Walton (Woodleigh Care) and Anna Ellison (RBS)
Gail Walton and John Walton (Woodleigh Care) and Anna Ellison (RBS)

A new state of the art care home, Baily House in Mansfield, has opened its doors thanks to a significant funding package provided by The Royal Bank of Scotland (“RBS”) through the banks Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS).


Baily House in Mansfield is one of LNT Group’s recently completed ‘Turn of Key Plus’ projects.  It has now been handed over to John Walton, Managing Director of Woodleigh Care, who already runs the highly successful Woodleigh Christian Care Home in Mansfield. LNT’s unique package and service means that Woodleigh Care has benefited from not only a fully equipped brand new state of the art care home but also the support of staff selection and recruitment, CQC commissioning and a pre-opening marketing program leading up to two highly successful open days.


The package that LNT offered in Baily House ticked all the boxes and the purchase was completed in a timely manner with the financial assistance of RBS. Anna Ellison from the bank worked with John and provided a significant funding package that included a fee-free loan through the Government`s Funding for Lending Scheme. This allowed for the purchase and start-up, including recruiting the employees required – 50 jobs will be created over the next 12 months to provide a high level of care, including caring staff, managers, housekeepers, catering staff and the support team for providing activity and chaplaincy support.


John Walton, Director at Woodleigh Care said: “We are thrilled that the home is now open and we are expanding our service of care across Nottinghamshire. Our residents are settling in well and taking full advantage of the facilities on offer. We are pleased that we can offer this specialised level of care to all our residents, so that whatever needs they have: be it due to long term illness, dementia, loneliness or old age, they and their family can be assured of top quality capable support.”


“It has been great to work with LNT Construction and staff from Ideal Care Homes. Building on their experience of developing care homes and running them means that the standard of the building design and finish is excellent which has helped to make Baily House truly homely.  Support from everyone at LNT has been highly professional and timely. We have valued their expertise and wisdom whilst retaining a personal touch.”


“I would like to thank RBS for their support with our latest acquisition.  The relationship we have developed with Anna during this period has been excellent and the expert advice she has displayed throughout the deal process has been invaluable.”


Anna Ellison, Senior Relationship Manager, at RBS explains: “I am delighted that Baily House is now up and running and that we have been able to support Woodleigh Care’s aspirations. The state of the art facility is first-class and the home complements perfectly the superb levels of care staff that Woodleigh Care offer. As with many areas across the UK, demand for residential care is on the rise in the East Midlands so it is great to be involved with an acquisition that will help to address the demand our elderly population is experiencing.”


LNT Development Director, Nick Broadbent commented; “The Turn of Key Plus package enables smaller operators, like Woodleigh Care, to expand with the backing of a range of resources not ordinarily available to them. Because the LNT Group has a tried and tested operational capability in Ideal Care Homes, these resources are on tap and can be utilised as part of our full turn of key offer.”


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