Kent care home changes ownership

Larchwood Grove care home in Gravesend, Kent, has been purchased by Paul Chawla-Lidbury, who also owns a care home close by in Bexleyheath.

Larchwood Grove is registered with the Care Quality Commission to care for up to 10 service users in the categories of learning disability and physical disability. The business occupies an extended 1930s building with 10 single bedrooms, nine of which have en suite facilities.

The home was previously owned by Janet Aldridge, who is retiring and said: “Having operated Larchwood Grove since 1996, I have worked hard to establish [it] as a Good-rated home for learning disability clients which I have run as a family business.”

Chawla-Lidbury added: “I am delighted to have added to my existing care home in Bexleyheath, Kent, with the acquisition of Larchwood Grove which is also a service rated Good by the CQC and specialises in the learning disability sector, so is therefore a great fit for us.”

Business property advisor Christie & Co facilitated the sale.

John Harrison, director, healthcare at Christie & Co, said: “I am pleased that we have now been able to complete on the sale of Larchwood Grove in Gravesend, following the sale of her other care home, Copperfields in Higham. Both care homes were sold confidentially and attracted a great level of interest. They demonstrate the strong demand we are seeing for care homes in the Southeast.”

Larwood Grove was sold for an undisclosed price.

Date Published: July 25, 2022