Wokingham care home to be sold after 80 years

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Glebelands Care Home in Wokingham
Glebelands Care Home in Wokingham

A PRESTIGIOUS care home in Wokingham is set to be sold after 80 years.

Glebelands Care Home in Woolf Drive, which is run by The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), announced yesterday (Wednesday) its intention to sell the home to Greensleeves Care.

The CTBF caters for people who used to work behind the scenes in cinema, film and television, but is looking to review the way it provides care to better suit its clients’ needs, including a move towards choosing a care home closer to friends and family, as well as a rising need from specialist care support.

Greensleeves Care is a specialist care provider which manages residential, dementia & nursing care homes across the Midlands, Southern and Eastern England, and has been providing care for 20 years.

The charitable, not-for-profit trust plans to invest in Glebelands to improve the facilities and support on offer to residents.

D’Arcy Myers, Interim CEO of The CTBF, said: “We have had the privilege of running Glebelands for the past 80 years and I’m proud of its standing as part of the community in Wokingham. This opportunity will secure Glebelands’ future as a care home which can continue to offer a high quality care option for people in the local community and CTBF beneficiaries and their loved ones.

“We believe Greensleeves is an excellent choice to take over running the home and want to reassure current and potential residents that this transaction will have a positive impact on the service the home provides.

“Operating a care home is an increasingly specialised service. The sale of Glebelands will allow us to concentrate on better meeting the changing needs of people working behind the scenes in Cinema, TV and Film, who find themselves in times of need for one reason or another. This agreement with Greensleeves Care means we can do that knowing Glebelands care home is in safe hands.”

Paul Newman, Chief Executive of Greensleeves Care, said: “We are delighted that the CTBF has chosen us as the organisation to secure the future of Glebelands as a care home.

“We are very conscious of its distinguished heritage and the affection for it that exists in the cinema, film and television communities. That’s why CTBF beneficiaries will always be welcome at Glebelands and our focus will be on offering the best possible care in the future for all residents.”

 

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