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Samkar Acquires Preston Care Home Following Significant New Funding

Lancaster-based Samkar Limited is set to purchase Bridgeway following a £962,500 funding package from Santander Corporate & Commercial

Lancaster-based Samkar Limited is set to purchase Bridgeway, a care home in Preston for adults with learning and physical disabilities, following a £962,500 funding package from Santander Corporate & Commercial. 

Sabe and Robert Connor, a married couple, are both directors and shareholders of Samkar. They currently own and operate a six-bed care home – Holywell Home – for adults with learning disabilities in Morecambe. In addition, Holywell Domiciliary Care Services supports people to live independently in the community in Blackburn, Lancaster, Morecambe and Preston, from offices in Morecambe and Preston. 

Sabe Connor has previously worked for Lancashire County Council and Cumbria County Council as a Social Worker. Sabe has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Master’s degree in Learning Disabilities Studies specialising in Dementia. She is a practising independent social worker and DoLS assessor under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. 

The funding package will provide for the acquisition and refurbishment of Bridgeway Care Home in Preston, which provides accommodation for 27 adults with learning and physical disabilities and offers high quality person centred care based on respect for the residents. 

Sabe Connor, Director, Samkar Limited, said: “We are thrilled to be able to acquire Bridgeway Care Home. The staff do a fantastic job in providing much needed care for adults with a range of disabilities and we are keen to be able to support their work and take the home to a new level of care provision.”

Maxine Gay, Relationship Director, Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: “We have enjoyed working with Sabe and Robert on this acquisition and we have been impressed with their knowledge and expertise in the care home sector. We are confident they will be successful in growing the business as they expand the care services they offer to the local community.”

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Notes to editors
For media enquiries at Samkar Limited please contact Sabe Connor on sabe.connor@holywell-care.org / 01772 379393 / 07886719031

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