Danshell to concentrate on core services

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Danshell-Care Industry NewsSpecialist care provider Danshell is drawing up investment plans following the completion of its strategy to solely concentrate on providing services for people living with a learning disability, autism and complex needs.

Since expanding its portfolio with the acquisition of 20 sites two years ago, Danshell has been reviewing its service provision in consultation with key stakeholders, including commissioners. This has led to the sale of several sites no longer core to the business.

Danshell Chief Executive Andrew Murray said: “We are embarking on an exciting new stage in the company’s development that will be achieved, as we always have done, in consultation with those we serve, family carers, staff, commissioners and other stakeholders.

“We will now focus on our core services for adults living with learning disabilities and autism. We plan to further invest in these services so we can continue to provide excellent support in environments which can meet individual needs.”

Danshell Group acquired 20 adult health and social care services in Scotland, the North East and the Midlands from Castlebeck in 2013.

Since November, it has sold its brain injury and neurological division, comprising of Warwick Lodge, Croxton Lodge and the Dalby Unit, at Melton Mowbray and has now completed the sale of its Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service provision at Oakview London and Oakview East Anglia. In addition, due its geographic location Knightsbridge House has also been sold. All of these services have been sold to Partnerships in Care.

Mr Murray added: “In view of the company’s decision to focus on services for adults with a learning disability and autism, the recent sales were in the best interests of service users and staff. Partnerships in Care is well-respected and it intends to continue to provide the high standards of care and support that Danshell offered at these services.”

Danshell supports people living with a learning disability or autism in specialist hospitals and residential locations. Its teams of highly skilled and caring staff take pride in delivering compassionate, effective and personalised care, which helps its service users achieve what they want out of life.  It now owns 23 sites across England and Scotland.

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