A care home in Campbelltown, Argyll, remains available after a potential sale of the property fell through.
As the Campbeltown Courier reports, it was one of ten care homes in the firm’s 57-home Scottish portfolio that it was planning to sell, along with 42 others across the UK. However, as a prospective buyer has pulled out of the deal, it remains available.
The home, based on Shore Street and overlooking the Firth of Clyde and Campbeltown Loch, offers nursing and dementia care, with 39 beds and all rooms designed to be wheelchair-accessible.
It is still taking new enquiries and there is no suggestion of closing it down, as HC-One will now seek out a new buyer. Plans announced by the firm in March 2021 envisaged Kintyre Care Home being one of 56 that would be divested, but only four would be closed and the rest sold to alternative care providers.
Speaking at the time, chief executive James Tugendhat said the sales would take place “in areas where we feel our communities would be better served by a local operator in conjunction with other local services”.
This being the case, a new local buyer from Argyll is likely to be the preferred option for the Kintyre Care Home.
Keeping care homes operating is vital for communities in very rural areas of the country, especially isolated areas of Scotland. However, efforts to do so are not always successful.
As the Inverness Courier reports, the Shoremill Care Home in Cromarty has been sold, with the 12 remaining residents having to be rehoused and the buyer submitting a planning application to turn the property into a private residence.