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Ashberry Healthcare Acquires Wolverhampton Care Home

by Kirsty Kirsty

Ashberry Healthcare, a leading boutique care provider focused on small community living, has announced the acquisition of a care home in Wolverhampton from Methodist Homes (MHA), the largest charity care provider for older people in the UK. Ashberry Healthcare already operates six other care homes in Surrey, Herefordshire, Cheshire and Carmarthenshire (Wales), providing residential, nursing and specialist dementia care services.

Engelberg Care Home is situated within its own beautifully kept grounds on Ash Hill in Wolverhampton, offering residential care for 34 residents. The team at the home will transfer by TUPE to Ashberry Healthcare, ensuring continuity of care for residents.

Based on the verified reviews of residents and relatives, the home holds an impressive 9.8 out of 10 rating on the independent comparison website Carehome.co.uk, which is in line with average score of 9.8 achieved across the Ashberry Healthcare group. With a packed activities calendar and beautiful gardens to enjoy, Ashberry Healthcare will be looking to build on the home’s exceptional track record to ensure a bright future ahead.

Engleberg is the first acquisition Ashberry Healthcare has undertaken since its management buyout in 2020, led by Chief Executive Nigel Denny alongside Chief Finance Officer, Gary Cottrell.

Having restructured its original portfolio, Ashberry Healthcare is now looking to grow and is seeking more acquisition opportunities to expand. Their model focuses on period properties and country houses, with c. 40 bedrooms offering smaller community living, with a focus on residential and nursing care.

As an organisation, Ashberry Healthcare prides itself on offering safe, caring environments that balance older people’s independence and enjoyment with exceptional standards of professional care.

Ashberry Healthcare’s community-centric model builds a sense of place, friendship and belonging. The size of the homes mean that staff have the resources and time needed to provide residents with personalised care built on physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing, ensuring residents’ values are respected and incorporated into decision making. 

Ashberry Healthcare’s CEO Nigel Denny expressed his excitement over the acquisition, thanking its financing partner Barclays Bank:

“Today marks another milestone for Ashberry Healthcare as we welcome Engelberg into our family of homes. Engelberg and its care team have a great reputation and have built strong connections with residents and the local community.

“We are looking forward to building on this with a focus on our community-centric, small group living model that offers something different to the local market for those individual’s seeking the camaraderie, empowerment, and independence that a smaller home can offer.

“We’re looking forward to meeting everyone connected to Engelberg and hope this is the first of several acquisitions over the coming years as we continue to build our portfolio. We also want to thank our financing partner, Barclays Bank, who have been tremendously supportive of our development plan.”

MHA’s Chief Executive Sam Monaghan said:

“We are delighted that Engelberg care home will pass into the hands of Ashberry Healthcare, where we know residents and the team which cares for them will be well looked after.”

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