INVESTMENT YEAR
2005
REALISATION YEAR
2011
SECTOR
Healthcare & education
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Independent fostering agency

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.

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From the start of the journey together
210
foster carers
to the company at realisation
570
foster carers

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We supported the strengthening of the senior team, with an Executive Chairman, Finance Director and Business Development Director, who ultimately went on the become CEO. We also supported the hiring of Non-Executive Director, Paul Fallon. Paul had 35 years’ experience in public sector social care including as Head of Children’s Services & Director of Social Services for London Borough of Barnet and as Assistant Chief Social Services Officer (Children and Families), London Borough of Islington.

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We guided the company through expansion into England, across the Midlands, the South West and East England.

Pathway Care timeline

2005 Livingbridge invests
2005 Appoints Executive Chairman
2006 Appoints Finance Director
2007 Appoints new Non-Executive Director
2008 Appoints Business Development Director
2011 Livingbridge realises investment with sale to Fostering Solutions, part of the Acorn Care and Education Group