Downham Market care firm Carer’s Elite faces closure rumors after Companies House confirms it is in liquidation
A care business in Downham is facing rumors of closure after Companies House confirmed it was in liquidation.
Care’s Elite Limited and Carer’s Elite Homecare Limited have been placed into voluntary liquidation by their directors.
However, the company, which is renamed Carers El! Ite Limited, has taken control of all assets and contracts, meaning there will be no break in running the business.
Registered Director Jonathan Lofthouse said: “We had two companies, which were badly affected by the covid pandemic.
“One for home care and another for nursing home supplies.
“After asking for advice, we had no choice but to put them into voluntary liquidation.
“It was easier to wind up the two companies and combine them into one – which means everything, including our accounts, is in one place.
“We have changed the logo slightly, but all of our staff and customers are aware of the change, it was a seamless transition that has not affected our caregivers or service users.”
Many townspeople believe the company has “gone bankrupt”.
One resident said: “It’s been closed for three days, it’s because it went bankrupt.”
However, this morning the offices were open, Lynn News can confirm.
Care’s Elite has been providing care in Downham since July 2015 and is a major employer in the city.
Mr. Lofthouse was nominated for the Mayor’s Business Award in 2018 and a staff member won an award in 2019.
The business has grown in recent years, providing care to towns and villages in West Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.
The office is open as usual from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the High Street in Downham.