Another Cheltenham care home provider has gone into administration – taking the toll to five in the past two weeks.
ANOTHER Cheltenham care home provider has gone into administration – taking the toll to five in the past two weeks.
Daymark Properties Ltd, which ran the Amber Wood Care Home in Whittington Road, went into administration this week.
The 66-bed care home, which specialised in care for those with dementia, opened less than two years ago in October 2010.
The blow comes just weeks after another care home operator, Camelot Healthcare, which ran four facilities in the town went into administration leaving 60 jobs at risk.
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Staff at Amber Wood are understood to have been called into a meeting and told the news on Wednesday.
It is believed the care home will be sold as a going concern, but jobs could be at risk.
Bron Williams, adult care services manager, said: "Gloucestershire County Council has been notified Amber Wood Care Home in Cheltenham has been placed into administration and has been re-assured the home will not be closing.
"Over the forthcoming weeks, we will be working together with the appointed administrators to ensure services continue and residents, relative and staff are kept informed of all changes."
Amber Wood has a sensory garden, 16-seat cinema and an outdoor dining area.
According to Companies House, Daymark Properties' accounts are around nine months overdue.
It is unclear who the administrator is and the care home's website and phone line were unavailable yesterday.
Inspectors told Amber Wood bosses they needed to make urgent improvements or face serious consequence in November last year.
South West director for the Care Quality Commission's (CQC), Ian Biggs, said at that time: "We are very concerned about how people's care needs are being met.
"The planning and delivery of care and treatment was not being conducted in such a way as to meet all people's needs or to ensure their welfare and safety.
"This warning sends a clear and public message that Amber Wood needs to address this issue as a matter of urgency or face serious consequences."
Care home bosses had said they were addressing the issues.
The Echo was unable to contact anyone from the care home or the provider for comment.