A Portland-based care provider has purchased a new care home as it continues its expansion across the country.

National care provider Agincare, which is based in Castletown, Portland, has announced the acquisition of Rogers House Residential Care Home in Gillingham, Medway, from Rapport Housing and Care.

Agincare has completed the purchase for an undisclosed sum following a transition period to enable a smooth change-over for residents and their loved ones, as well as the home’s existing care team.

Opening in 1992, Rogers House is a purpose-built residential care home providing personal care for up to 43 people.

Set to be known as Admiralty Care Home, it joins Agincare’s portfolio of care and nursing homes nationwide, in addition to home care, live-in care, extra care and supported living services.

Agincare Chief Executive Raina Summerson said: “Agincare is absolutely delighted to welcome Rogers House into our growing family of care and nursing homes across the country.

“The care home is a perfect fit for Agincare, and we have a successful track record of transferring care and nursing homes from charities, local authorities and private organisations.

“We look forward to taking on the next chapter for the care home, and working with the committed and experienced care team, and existing residents.”

The Medway move follows Agincare extending its reach into London earlier this year after being appointed by the council in Southwark to operate four care homes under a long-term partnership arrangement.

The latest acquisition builds upon Agincare’s long-standing presence in the Medway community, including Victory Care Home in Chatham and Rochester Care Home. Both are consistently rated ‘Good’ by the CQC following transfer from the local authority 10 years ago and retain key team members from that time.

Agincare also operates respite, day-care and supported living services in Medway, as well as home and live-in care services.

Agincare was started over 35 years ago from a single care home in Weymouth, called Agincourt, by founder and Chairman Derek Luckhurst, and remains family-owned to this day. The organisation has since grown sustainably to employ some 4,000 people at 70 locations nationwide.

For more information visit www.agincare.com/care-homes