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Care home receives approval

Care home receives approval

Care provider Avens has opened and is now operating its third care home which was acquired for them by investors in December.

Previously a 27 bed residential care home for the elderly, the property in Raunds, Northamptonshire has been redeveloped in order for Avens to offer care to 14 adults with Learning Disabilities in first class surroundings.

The building which was vacant for several years has undergone extensive renovation and refurbishment, has been registered with the Care Quality Commission and is welcoming its first residents.

By utilising the existing space differently, room has been allocated for the installation of top of the range en-suite facilities to all of the expansive property's bedrooms.

The home, formally called Kingfisher Residential Care Home will be known as The Ferns and will double Aven's provision of residential care in Northamptonshire. The Ferns will be lead by CEO Christopher Andrews who said:

"The property is now ready and I'm delighted to have received approval to start operating from The CQC and I'm pleased with how this project has run from its beginning to end. As an organisation we are passionate about delivering excellence in care and I'm looking forward to leading the company into this new venture, which will expand the range of services we provide for local people with high dependency needs".

"Julie Morrison, formally manager of our successful supported living operation, has been appointed as the manager of The Ferns and will bring her knowledge and expertise of the care industry to assist me in the running of The Ferns."

The Ferns will be provide employment and training for 25 people in Raunds and the company is actively recruiting now. Avens provides training and support on-site, for all staff, from its own award-winning City and Guilds accredited training department.