Shaw healthcare enters into 25-year agreement with council

Brushwood, Speke, Liverpool

Provider Shaw healthcare has entered into an agreement with Liverpool City Council to run two care homes that have been funded by the authority.

Brushwood, an £8m council-commissioned care home, the first to be built by the authority in more than 25 years, opened in Speke last week. Millvina House in Everton will open this month.

The two properties, which have been built by Willmott Dixon, will provide 60 beds in total; 12 reablement beds; 24 dementia nursing beds; 12 older person nursing beds; 12 complex dementia nursing.

Shaw healthcare, a majority employee-owned company, will run the homes on 25-year leases, with break clauses.

It has also signed up to the Liverpool Social Value Charter and is paying its workforce in the city above the National Living Wage, and has provided specialist training in safeguarding and dementia awareness to all staff.

The city council spends almost £50m a year on residential and nursing care, plus a further £11m on dementia and memory-loss services.

Geraint Evans, Shaw healthcare commercial and development director, said: ‘The partnerships we have been able to develop have been invaluable in helping us to shape the team that will deliver care services at Brushwood.

‘We’ve been blown away by the support from local organisations, as well as from Liverpool City Council, and are committed to maintaining positive, ongoing relationships to support the continued development of the team and our services.’