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Optimo Care Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Stepping-Stones-Services Limited.

Based in Rochdale, Stepping Stones is a supported living provider which was established in 2011 by Arzoo Mahmood who has grown and developed the business into one of the leading providers in the Greater Manchester region.

Operating across the Bury, Oldham, and Rochdale boroughs, Stepping Stones provides a range of care services specialising in supported living, currently delivering around 3,300 care hours per week to around 32 clients. Stepping Stones currently employs in the region of 100 staff, all of whom will remain with the business with plans established to further increase the size of the team through further expansion of its services.

Optimo Care Group was co-founded by Mark Hales and Richard Walker in 2010 with a single vision in mind – to create high quality, progressive and a well reputed family of care services across the North of England. Optimo aim to provide person centred care and support in ways which have positive outcomes for service users and deliver a service to be proud of.

The Group is made up of a number of subsidiaries, and delivers over 18,000 hours of care per week, employing over 900 people, operating across the North of England. This acquisition follows on from Optimos recent acquisitions of Mayday Homecare, Safehands Support, and My Life Choice in 2022.

Ben Hales, Head of M & A at Optimo, commented: “I am delighted to announce our latest acquisition of Stepping Stones. I would like to welcome the Stepping Stones teams into the Optimo family and also say thank you to Arzoo for all her work over the past 13 years, in developing the company to what it is today.

This deal further develops and supports our current growth strategy in supported living and complex care services. We have made a number of recent appointments into our senior management team during the winter period and the group is now positioned to continue our growth on the back of last year’s performance.”

Ryan Brummitt, Managing Director for Supported Living and Specialist Services here at Optimo, commented: “This is a very exciting acquisition for the Group and we are looking forward to working with Katie and the team.  Stepping Stones, over a number of years, has embedded itself as a Specialist Supported Living Service with a great reputation for delivering truly high quality support and outcomes for those individuals supported across Greater Manchester. With a values base aligned to Optimo, I look forward to working together to plan the next stages of development and growth for the service across the Northwest.”

Welcome to the Stepping Stones teams!

Elaine Bradley-Smith

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