CareTech, a leading UK provider of specialist social care services, has acquired the whole of Colchester based Care UK’s children’s fostering operations for £2.8m.
The fostering service has been a part of Care UK for over five years and has established a reputation for providing high levels of support for the local communities of foster carers that it has created.
With a good OFSTED rating the business currently has 74 placements across London, the South East and Shropshire. The directors believe that integrating this business into CareTech’s larger foster care operation will significantly improve the outlook for all of its staff, carers and service users.
The acquisition of Care UK’s fostering business is firmly in line with the group’s strategy of consolidating the fragmented fostering services market.