NATIONAL care homes group Kingsley Healthcare, which has care homes across Cheshire, including Redwalls in Sandiway and Sharston House in Knutsford is to launch an innovative new home care service in the north west next month.

The first branch of Kingsley Home Care Services Limited, targeting the wider Cheshire area, will be based in Wood Lane, Partington, next to Kingsley’s flagship nursing home Four Oaks.

Newly-appointed branch manager Tracy Adamson has already started recruiting carers and she is looking forward to meeting prospective clients at the service’s stand at the Royal Cheshire Show this Tuesday and Wednesday.

She said: “I am delighted to have joined the team at Kingsley Home Care Services right at the start of an exciting journey.

“Kingsley is already a trusted name in the care home market and we are bringing all that expertise to bear in our new venture.

“I am looking forward to telling show goers all about the innovative aspects of our new service, which, in the near future, will include the use of cutting-edge smart technology. This will allow the monitoring of everything from medication and sleep to temperatures around the home –all affording both clients and their families much greater assurance.”

Tracy said as well as offering hourly care and live in care, Kingsley Home Care Services would also be supplying a concierge service to provide clients with an extra tier of support.

The new business, headed by Kingsley co-founder Sumi Thayan as CEO, will be launched in Cheshire – where the company has five care homes – and subsequently rolled out nationally

with further branches in counties as far afield as Suffolk, Norfolk, Dorset and Buckinghamshire.

Mrs Thayan said: “We are tremendously excited to be building on the Kingsley brand during what is our 20th anniversary year. We will be bringing our trusted values as a family owned business to our new venture.”

Kingsley Healthcare started in Suffolk with one care home but has grown into a national group employing more than 1,600 people, providing residential, dementia and nursing care.

Ms Adamson, who has nearly 25 years’ experience working in the care sector, said she had known from a young age that she wanted to work in the care sector with older people.

“I feel the journey I have had, from initially starting employment as a care assistant at 18 years old through to senior carer, care co-ordinator and then into management, gives me the hands on experience to really understand the requirements of our service users and staff,” she said.