A YORKSHIRE-BASED care company has acquired its first homes in the county, taking the total it now owns to seven.

Constantia Healthcare has bought Linson Court in Batley and Manor Croft in Dewsbury for an undisclosed sum.

The Beverley-headquartered family-run care group now has homes in West Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Teesside, with further acquisitions in the pipeline.

Linson Court is a 40-bedroom home situated in a residential area of Batley, providing residential care and nursing support for people with age-related needs, including dementia.

Manor Croft also has 40 bedrooms and is situated in the suburbs of Dewsbury, but only minutes from the town centre. It also provides residential and nursing care.

Anthony Massouras, Chairman of Constantia Healthcare, said: “We are very pleased to have added these two excellent properties to our growing portfolio of care homes.

“As a company based in Yorkshire it was always our intention to acquire homes in the county, but they needed to be the right fit and this is exactly what Linson Court and Manor Croft are.”

Emily Whitehurst, Chief Operating Officer at Constantia Healthcare, added: “We will now be putting the unique Constantia quality stamp on the homes and look forward to working with the residents and their families to ensure the care we provide is of the very highest standard.

“We are constantly looking at ways of further improving the experience for people who live in our care homes, ensuring the care we provide is fully inclusive and enhances quality of life.”

Both Linson Court and Manor Croft are rated as good by the regulator, the Care Quality Commission.

The acquisition of the homes brings the total now owned by Constantia Healthcare to seven. The others are Middlesbrough Grange, Longlands, and Roseleigh – all three situated in Middlesbrough – Queen’s Lodge Nursing Home in Blackburn, and Lilibet Manor Nursing Home in Rossendale.

Mr Massouras added: “We continually invest in all our homes to further enhance the resident experience and our new homes in Yorkshire will be no different.

“We are already looking towards further growth in 2024 and beyond as we seek to build our position as one of the UK’s premier small care groups.”