Camelot Healthcare, the operator of four Cheltenham care homes, has fallen into administration leaving up to 60 jobs at risk. However, but the administrators at PKF accountants have said that they should remain open but with some redundancies. The firm runs the Broadleas, Dalkeith, The Hawthorns and Pinehurst homes.
Krissimon Care are to run the homes which have 79 beds between them until a buyer can can be found.
The joint administrators said that all residents, staff and relatives had been notified and would be kept fully informed.
Carehomes have been in the spotlight not too long ago with the collapse of Southern Cross. Many operators took on too much debt in the boom years and found themselves in difficulty when the local authorities started to reduce the amount they were prepared to pay for beds.