A Failing care home has been saved from potential closure after a new provider stepped in.

Attwoods Manor Care Home in Mount Hill, Halstead, has been taken over by Stow Health Care which will now manage the home.

The care home struggled under the previous provider, being rated as inadequate by the Care Quality Commission on several occasions.

At its latest inspection in July safety and how well led the service is was rated inadequate and how effective, caring and responsive the service is was rated as requires improvement.

In October fears surrounding the closure of the home remained, however Stow Health Care has now stepped in and re-registered the service with the Care Quality Commission.

Roger Catchpole, managing director of Stow Health Care, said: “We are working closely with the current owners of the home and the Care Quality Commission to ensure the quality of care at the home is improved and residents are safeguarded.

“We are a family-owned business who deliver high standards at our homes. We have won awards for the quality of care we offer.

“We specialise in taking over and turning around health care centres which are struggling.

“For instance at our Brandon Park in Suffolk, when we took over it was rated as requires improvement, but we turned it around to outstanding.

“Attwood’s Manor Care Home has a bright future.”

Essex County Council said it is working with the new provider to ensure continuity of care for residents still living at the home.

The home had space for 68 residents but only 38 were in the home at the time of the latest inspection in July.

Stow Health Care runs four other cares homes in Suffolk and Norfolk.