Orchard Care Homes, which runs residential elderly care homes across the UK, has announced that it has acquired 21 homes from fellow provider Leyton Healthcare.
The purchase was described as part of an “ongoing expansion” programme by the Harrogate-based care group.
In a statement announcing the purchase, Orchard said it did not plan to make any workforce changes at the homes it has acquired from Leyton, which are mainly located in the Midlands and the North of England.
Paul Mancey, chief executive of Orchard Care Homes, said: “We are pleased to announce the news of the purchase of Leyton Homes.
“Orchard has a strong track record in taking on home portfolios and we’re looking forward to working with the Leyton home teams,” he said.
He added: “The most important thing is to ensure the continuity of care for the residents and their families. There are no changes envisaged to the management and staff at the homes.”
With the addition of the Leyton homes, Orchard Care Homes will operate 113 homes by the end of January 2016 and will employ around 7,000 staff.