Kingsley Healthcare Celebrating Success
It's a year of rapid expansion for East Anglian care provider Kingsley Healthcare as it looks to become a familiar national brand within five years. Daya Thayan, CEO of the dementia care specialist, is confident the sector will continue to grow at just as fast a rate, and sees Lowestoft based Kingsley's staff increasing from 1,200 to 2,500 within four to five years. To help meet a projected massive national shortfall in care beds, Kingsley earlier this year announced a £200m-plus expansion strategy. The investment will fund a new-build programme, which will see four purpose-built homes a year delivered over the next six or seven year period. Construction work has already begun on a 62-bedroom home in Cheshire, and the company is currently at an advanced stage of contract negotiations to buy two further building plots in the north-west for a 62-bedroom home and one with 70 bedrooms.