Care business to bolster training offering with office move

GS Social Care Solutions has acquired new premises in Rishton which will give the family firm a platform for future growth.

The business, founded in 2006, primarily provides domiciliary care including homecare, outreach, respite, residential care and crisis work for social services. Its key focus is young people up to 25 years old who have a diagnosis of autism, learning difficulties or other complex health needs.

The investment allows the company to turn its existing premises, a renovated church, into an Ofsted-approved five-bed children’s home. The newly-purchased building will house an office and ten members of staff on the first floor, with a training academy complete with all the necessary equipment on the ground floor.

Dorothy Gould, owner and director of GS Social Care Solutions, said: “We are constantly researching and developing our approach to learning disabilities, communication techniques, reducing anxiety and helping achieve a good quality of life.

GS Social Care Solutions is providing a vital, and valuable, care service.

"The new office will provide a permanent base to run the care service and expand our training academy."

NatWest provided a £180,000 funding package to facilitate the acquisition.

Rob Dearsley, relationship manager, NatWest said: “GS Social Care Solutions is providing a vital, and valuable, care service for Blackburn – and one many young people in the local area rely on. We are delighted to have been able to support Dorothy and Glyn with a tailored funding package that will enable them to continue to grow and unlock the potential in their business.”