Pathway Care is an independent fostering agency, providing the highest quality care to vulnerable children and young people.
Livingbridge invested in independent fostering agency Pathway Care in 2005. During the investment Pathway Care expanded from its core footprint in Wales into England to grow across the Midlands, the South West and East England. At point of realisation, Pathway Care was the UK’s fourth largest independent fostering agency looking after 730 children across England and Wales. This was double the number of children it supported at the point of investment.
This has been a very intensive and rewarding investment. Our approach to supporting growth and reinvesting cashflow has helped to build a quality business that has consistently delivered for all its stakeholders, including customers, staff, foster carers and looked after children.
The Pathway board, Livingbridge and myself all wanted to improve the quality and quantity of the product and have something which compared favourably with what the public sector could do. We may have had different motivations, but we all wanted the same outcomes. A value-for-money service which turned childrens’ lives around.
Non-executive Director, Pathway Care