Yorkshire care home operator Strong Life Care has created four new jobs after completing the acquisition of Earls Lodge Care Home in Wakefield with the support of a seven figure loan from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
Established in 2010, Strong Life Care provides specialist residential care for the elderly and those suffering with dementia in Yorkshire and the East Midlands.
Its care homes in Newark and Barnsley offer tailored support for residents and the chance to continue personal hobbies and pastimes such as gardening and cooking in an inclusive community environment.
To expand its portfolio, the company bought the purpose-built Earls Lodge Care Home on Queen Elizabeth Road. The new home offers specialist dementia and nursing units with en-suite bedrooms and has landscaped gardens, a dementia café and activities room and has the capacity to accommodate up to 50 residents.
Strong Life Care currently employs 140 members of staff across the three homes and has created four new roles at its newest property. Further employment opportunities are set to be created as the business looks to partner with local schools and colleges to offer apprenticeships roles to support the next generation of carers.
Harpreet Banwait, Managing Director of Strong Life Care, said: “The country has a growing elderly population, and access to quality care is becoming more and more important. The purchase of Earls Lodge Care Home gives us the opportunity to offer our services to the local residents in West Yorkshire.
“Our long-term vision is to establish a national reputation for our brand and in the next five years, we’d like to provide up to 500 more beds to private and publicly funded residents.
“We have a long-running relationship with Lloyds Bank and with its support, we have opened two Strong Life homes in the past 12 months.”
David Ingleson, Relationship Director at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said: “The new site is a great addition to the Strong Life Care portfolio, while the creation of new jobs and the potential to provide apprentice placements to develop future talent is a boost for the local economy.
“At Lloyds Bank, we have a dedicated team of healthcare specialists who use their extensive knowledge of the social care sector to provide tailored support to help businesses achieve growth.
“We’re committed to providing support for small to medium sized businesses like Strong Life Care, and we have pledged to grow our new lending by at least £1billion every year until the end of 2017.”