HC-One is in the process of trying to offload a ‘small number’ of care homes it bought from Bupa last year.
The company said that after the ‘complex acquisition’ of the former Bupa homes it had taken the decision to sell some to an alternative operator.
HC-One bought 110 care homes from BUPA in 2017, in a £300m deal. The transaction made HC-One the largest social care provider in the UK, with more than 360 properties.
A company spokesperson said: ‘Following a comprehensive review of all of the care homes we acquired, we identified a small number where we felt that their long-term future would be better supported by a smaller operator.
‘In the meantime, these homes will continue to receive investment and support to enable them to deliver the kindest possible care to residents in the same way that any of our homes would, including upcoming investment into Wi-Fi, ‘Touch’ learning and development programmes.
‘Until we are satisfied that we have agreed the most appropriate model for each of these homes, they will fully remain part of our care home family and benefit from the very best care provision, and learning and development initiatives that we pride ourselves on.’