Agreement reached to save Helen Ley Care Centre

By Kevin Unitt 24/02 Updated: 24/02 14:31

Latest News

Buy photos » Helen Ley Care Centre. 24.010.066.leam.jm1

AGREEMENT has been reached to secure the future of Helen Ley Care Centre near Leamington, the MS Society and Castel Froma announced last night (Thursday).

Contracts have been agreed to transfer Helen Ley from the ownership of the MS Society to Castel Froma. The contracts are expected to be officially exchanged in the coming days, securing its future as a respite centre for people with MS.

The formal transfer is now expected to be completed by mid-April. In the meantime, the centre is now taking bookings, which can be made by calling the centre on 01926 313550.

Simon Gillespie, chief executive of the MS Society, said: “We are delighted we can now have certainty that we will be able to transfer Helen Ley into the ownership of Castel Froma. They are a well-known local care provider which receives a lot of support from the local community, and it’s reassuring that they will be able to continue to provide a service for people with MS at Helen Ley. We look forward to welcoming new guests on Saturday.

“We recognise that there have been a number of twists and turns over the last few months but we’ve achieved what we set out to do, which is good news for everyone affected. We’d like to thank our staff for continuing to provide excellent care and support for guests and residents during what we know has been a very difficult time.”

Steve Nicklin, chairman of the board of trustees of Castel Froma, said: “We are all delighted that we have been able to secure the purchase of the Helen Ley Care Centre. The Care Centre is a good fit with the services that we provide at Castel Froma and this is a good overall solution for those involved in Helen Ley.

“We plan to continue offering excellent levels of care for people with MS and are likely to bring in some new related services in due course to benefit the wider community. We have a strong management team at Castel Froma who are looking forward to working with the Helen Ley staff to ensure that it has a bright future for many years to come.”

Popular Stories »

More news »

Translation company has a clear message

A TRANSLATION firm in Leamington has welcomed news

Advice on pets with passports

PET owners need to be more vigilant about

Free wills being offered by Leamington firm

BLYTHE Liggins Solicitors have teamed up with Marie

Drumming dogs and more at Assembly Guide Dogs fund-raiser

DRUMMING dogs are just one of the highlights

Regional news »

Stratford Observer
Kenneth Branagh - Shakespeare remembered

SIR Kenneth Branagh revealed how as an unknown 17-year-old in ...

Rugby Observer
Tributes paid to talented Rugby dance teacher

TRIBUTES have flooded in for a popular and talented Rugby ...

Coventry Observer
Our guide to Coventry City Council elections

While attention is concentrated on the General Election, voters across ...

Redditch Standard
Redditch death driver sent down

A REDDITCH man has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for ...

Business Directory »

See your advert here »