Business for sale in United Kingdom – Darlington – Borough of Darlington – Cu035-freehold care home & day care centre for adults with learning disabilities-darlington, durham

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Business for sale in United Kingdom - Cu035-freehold care home & day care centre for adults with learning disabilities-darlington, durham

Asking Price: 550,000 £ Real Estate: Ownership
Sales Revenue: 345,000 £
Net Profit: 84,000 £
Year Established: 1988
Employees: Not Disclosed
# of family members employed: Not Disclosed
Location criteria:
United Kingdom/Borough of Darlington/Darlington

Business types:

Health care

Business categories:

Home Health Care Services ; Other Health Care

Business description

this is a well known and highly respected freehold care home and day care centre, which provides specialist care to adults with learning disabilities. The care home was established in 1988 by the owner and in 2002 extended to create all single accommodation together with a separate purpose built day care skills centre on the site, to provide non residential services for adults with a learning disability.


the care home operates from a beautifully appointed victorian house providing 12 fully licensed bedrooms for local authority placed individuals aged from 18 - 65. Full 24 hour continual care is provided including all meals and pack lunches by a team of qualified and skilled staff for learning disabilities such as downs syndrome.


the home is in good working order with all of the necessary health & safety and hygiene standards meeting with local authority approval, together with all the essential disabled facilities in place. The home has an excellent working relationship with the local authorities and has a first class name and reputation built up over the years.


the day care centre is a separate, fully secured and alarmed, purpose built single storey building on the site which can cater for 12 attendees at any one time. The centre cares for adults with learning disabilities and shows them how to cope with daily living skills such as socializing, meal preparation and using local transport plus many other essential life skills. Most of the day care adults are recommended by care managers in the local council. At   present the centre is not contracted with the darlington council. This contract can easily be applied for and is an opportunity for huge growth within the business. The centre is contracted with durham & south tyneside councils.


the range of bed fees in the care home is from a basic £408 to £1120 dependant on resident’s individual needs. The staff are available continually on a 24 hour basis.


the day care centre is open five days per week from 9.00am – 3.00pm and charges vary per individual from £28.60 - £52.80 per day, dependent on their requirements.


both the care home and the day care centre are in excellent working order with all of the necessary equipment and facilities in place to run them efficiently. There is a good management team in place, and there is a small team of highly qualified and skilled care staff employed on a full time basis.


this is a business that has tremendous growth potential in an expanding and lucrative market. The vendor was responsible for the setting up and running of both the care home and the building of the day care centre and now wishes to retire. New owners would be able to build upon the good name and reputation of this business together with the solid foundations that have been laid. With a hands on approach this business could rapidly increase its turnover with a minimum of overhead addition. An early viewing of this business is highly recommended.      





both the care home and the day care centre are fully furnished with disabled facilities in place to a high standard.


customer service:


this is a business that has earned an excellent name and reputation in the local area for the provision of care and attention to both their residents and their day visitors which has stood the test of time.


they have been able to deliver and maintain a quality service to meet individual needs by providing carefully selected care staff. Both the home and the day centre provide an environment and atmosphere of the highest standards with home delivering a 24 hour residential service.


key strengths:


both the care home and the day care centre are in good working order with a partial new roof recently been put on the home. The care home is well known and respected within the local authority and they have been licensed and on the approved list for over 20 years. They are known for their honesty, reliability and high quality service to their residents and non-residents alike, with a team of knowledgeable and experienced staff who put the care of the residents first and foremost.


the home at present has eight residents with five spare rooms available. All of the residents have been placed by local authorities and are on long term stays, some of them have been there since the home was established. The day care centre has five regular attendees who spend approximately five days per week in their care. There are significant opportunities to grow these numbers within the day care side of the business.


growth and expansion:


the care home has room for another five residents which can bring in up to circa £60,000 per adult per annum.


the day care centre has room for twelve adults per day and at present has only five attending on three days of the week. With the implementation of local public sector cut backs the home is perfectly positioned to benefit in both the short and long term. These non residents are referred to by local authority care managers, who know and understand the quality of care that the adults receive at the centre. 

Additional information

Additional information: Not Disclosed
Support & training: The vendor would be happy to help with a smooth transfer of the business in any way possible
Reasons for selling: The vendor wishes to retire.
Financing available: Not Disclosed
Inventory / Stock value: Not Disclosed

Real Estate

Ownership: yes
Will owner sell real estate?: yes
Included in asking price?: yes
Value: 0 £
Location: There are two main premises; The Care Home and The Day Care Centre. The Care Home is an imposing 19th century Victorian house with a reception hall and large residents lounge downstairs. There is also a fully functional and well equipped kitchen and a dining room for seating 12 adults. There are 8 bedrooms downstairs (presently 1 en suite is utilised as an office but this could easily be returned to bedroom status), a disability assisted bathroom, 3 toilets, a sluice/store room, and a laundry room with commercial washing machines (leased). Upstairs there are 2 x bathrooms (1 with bath, 1 with shower) with toilets and 4 x bedrooms, plus a staff sleep over room. The building has Gas central heating with 2 central heating boiler rooms outside (the extension having a separate boiler). There is a utility yard for refuse at the back of the building and there is ample car parking available. Outside there are well manicured gardens for use in the summer. The Day Care Centre is a single storey building that was purpose built in 2002 to care for up to 12 adults. It has a main entrance area with ample car parking. Inside the building is a reception hall, an office, disabled toilet with shower facility, a further toilet, and a store room. The reception area leads to the main activities area including a kitchenette with cooker, washing machine and fridge for the development of daily skills, together with further space for dining and activities. There is a quiet room which is used for watching TV, reading books and for discussion groups. The properties at current market value are circa £1,000,000.

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