In April 2011 we announced Viridian’s decision to exit from the direct provision of care services for older people.
Our care services for older people can be seen in two distinct groups; care homes that we own, care homes that we have a long-term contract to manage.
We are able to sell the care homes that Viridian own and the homes that are included in this group are Alan Morkill House, Burrows House, Lucton House, Manor House and Peregrine House.
We are able to transfer the management of the homes where we do not own the building but do manage the service.The homes that are included in this group are Abbey Road, Sir Jules and Wood House.
Viridian is currently in negotiations with a bidder who is looking to buy the, for sale homes and take over the management of the homes which Viridian currently manages the service within.
The negotiations are progressing well and we would expect to exchange contracts with the bidder by the end of May 2012 at which time we will be able to announce the name of this organisation. The organisation that we are now expecting to sell our homes to is a private provider.
The homes that we have a long-term contract to manage are those that are included in the Ealing PFI (Private Finance Initiative). These homes are owned by Ealing Council but Ealing Care Alliance (ECA) has a 25 year leasehold interest in the homes. These homes included Chestnut Lodge, Elm Lodge, Martin House and Sycamore Lodge.
We are currently working with Ealing Council and ECA to transfer the management of these homes to an alternative care provider. We expect that this will have been completed by the end of March 2013.
Each of our care homes provide a home that is safe and comfortable, where each person is treated as an individual. Residents are encouraged to be as independent as possible – making choices in their daily lives about their likes and dislikes. Residents are involved in planning the care with the help of staff, families and friends.
Our service complies with the Viridian Charter of Residents’ Rights, which guarantees the individual a high standard of care, respect and choice within our homes. A complaints procedure is also available. Staff are highly trained and chosen for their skills and commitment to the work.
Our residents reflect the wide range of cultural backgrounds in the local community, and bring a wonderful diversity of cultures and experience to our care homes.
All our homes are registered care homes and you can view inspection reports for them on the Commission for Social Care Inspection website at www.cqc.org.uk.
Frequently asked questions
We are compiling feedback and providing regularly updated FAQs. To view the current FAQs follow this link.
If you have a question that is not answered in the list of FAQs please do not hesitate to ask! There are a number of ways in which you can do this:
- We have placed a relatives’ questions book at each of the care homes so you can write you question in here.
- You can ask the care home manager of the service that your relative lives in.
- You can email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org