Manchester-based Advanced Childcare Ltd, the leading supplier of care and education to children and young adults with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties, today announced that it has raised substantial funding to enable it to accelerate the successful expansion of its business.
Advised by the Manchester office of Clearwater International, Advanced Childcare (ACL) was nominated for one of the Manchester Evening News Business of the Year Awards in 2002 and runs seven residential homes and two residential schools near to central Manchester.
Established in 1996, ACL currently operates 7 care homes with 39 residential beds and 2 DfES registered schools with 36 educational day places. Last year, the company also opened a new fostering division, Family Placement Services. This month it will open a new Admissions and Assessment unit, extending its service offering within its “Total Care Alliance” philosophy. The company looks after young people with a range of challenging behaviours, in specialist units which cater for different levels of acuity.
The business has grown rapidly due to the increased demand for high quality private facilities from Local Authorities, and is now planning to expand its presence in the North West of England as well as other predominantly urban locations. The focus will continue to be on the provision of the highest quality residential and foster care, together with DfES-registered educational services. The management of Advanced Childcare is being supplemented by the addition of Nick Christodoulou, who takes on the role of managing director.