North Yorkshire care home to be sold off by national charity

A Teesside care home for people with disabilities is being sold by the national charity that owns it after 55 years in operation. Marske Hall, Marske is being put up for sale by Leonard Cheshire in what has been defined as a ‘difficult decision.’

The charity said: “We are confident we will find an appropriate high-quality organisation to run this service and invest in its long-term future.” The home open in February 1963 and is home to 28 residents. The charity promised families that they ‘will see no change in the quality of care provided at the home of your family member as a result.’

A relative told Teesside Live, a news organisation: “It is all very well to say there will be no change in the quality of care but there are also no guarantees.” When the home opened there were only six residents and was part of a growing network inspired by former RAF pilot, Group Captain Sir Leonard Cheshire.

The Care Quality Commission awarded a ‘good’ rating in 2017 to Marske Hall, with an ‘outstanding’ rating to their ‘responsive’ category.

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