11/21/2023 | Childcare & Education

Swanton Care acquires high-performing care group in Suffolk and Essex

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of a high-performing group of residential care and supported living homes in Suffolk and Essex.

Group of residential care and supportive living homes in Suffolk and Essex

The group was launched in 2006 by Andrew and Vivienne Norton of Inroads (Essex) Ltd who have since grown it into an established, reputable independent service with 38 beds across four freehold properties – two children’s services and two supported living services as well as four leasehold properties.

Following a confidential sales process with Julie Kitson at Christie & Co, the homes have been purchased by national care and support provider, Swanton Care and Community.

This strategic move enhances Swanton Care and Community's commitment to providing the highest standards of care and support to vulnerable individuals, strengthening its position as a leading care provider in the United Kingdom.

Gary Thompson, CEO, at Swanton Care and Community, comments, “We are delighted to welcome the Essex care group into the Swanton Care and Community family. Their stellar reputation for delivering exceptional care and support services to children and adults with complex needs perfectly complements our own mission. This partnership allows us to expand our reach and enhance the quality of care we provide to an even broader audience.

“Inroads (Essex) care group's dedicated team of professionals has a proven track record of promoting independence, personal growth, and community inclusion. Swanton Care and Community is excited to incorporate its expertise and compassionate approach into its own comprehensive range of care services central to the success of the acquisition, ensuring that the high standards of care and support will remain unchanged.”

Julie Kitson, Director at Christie & Co, comments, “I was delighted to be the appointed agent for Andy and Val Norton of Inroads Essex Ltd. The specialist childcare sector has been buoyant, and I am pleased to have been able to broker this deal to Swanton. Many thanks to John Kirkwood and Erin Willock at Cripps for their continued hard work and support.”

The homes were sold for an undisclosed price.


For further information on this press release, contact:
Phoebe Burrows, Corporate Communications Manager
P: 07540 063 598 or E: phoebe.burrows@christie.com

Contact the agent:
Julie Kitson, Director
P: 07870 917 854 or E: julie.kitson@christie.com

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