Local care homes go into administration

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An administrator has been appointed today to Care Circle Ltd and Slemish Homes Ltd.

The companies, which are part of the Care Circle Group, own and operate three care homes and manage another care home. Peter Allen from Deloitte has been appointed administrator.

The homes owned by the companies are Braefield in Connor, Slemish in Ballymena and Kingsway in Dunmurry. They also operate the Fairfields home in Cookstown.

All of the homes will continue to operate as normal and there are no job losses planned as a result of the companies being put into administration.

Commenting on the appointment, Peter Allen said the businesses have been placed into administration to enable continued trading.

“All necessary steps have been taken to ensure the existing standard of care remains in place at the homes. We are operating closely with the Regulator and the Trusts and we will be meeting residents and their families to explain the purpose of the administration and to provide comfort that there will be no material difference in how the homes operate,” said Mr Allen.

It is the intention of the administrator to sell the homes as going concerns and Mr Allen said it would be “business as usual” until a buyer, or buyers, is identified.

The homes owned and operated by the companies employ 310 permanent and agency staff.