FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - Allity transfer of ownership to Bolton Clarke

17 December 2021

What has happened?

  • Allity’s current owners have agreed to sell the business to Bolton Clarke – one of Australia’s largest independent, not-for-profit providers of home care, retirement living and residential aged care services
  • The transfer of ownership is scheduled to complete at the end of February 2022

Why is Allity being sold?

  • Allity is owned by Archer Capital an Australian investment fund. As such a change in ownership has always been planned at the appropriate time.
  • Since Allity’s inception, Archer has focussed on the delivery of high quality care and sustainable commercial outcomes as the foundation for building a strong business.
  • With the ongoing changes to the aged care environment it is important that providers continue to adapt in order to meet the demands of an ageing population.
  • The time has now come after nine years of building a strong reputation in the aged care industry for Allity to take the next step on its journey.

Who is the company that is taking over?

  • Bolton Clarke is one of Australia's largest not-for-profit providers offering services across the continuum of care. They own and operate 33 retirement villages and 27 residential aged care communities as well as Australia’s largest home care business delivering services to over 110,000 clients.
  • Bolton Clarke began as RSL Care in Queensland and the Royal District Nursing Service in Victoria and came together as one organisation in 2015.
  • Bolton Clarke recognises two leaders from the organisation’s history who saw how they could help people in need - Brigadier William Kinsey Bolton and Lady Janet Clarke. Their values continue to shape the organisation today.
  • The organisation is a fully government accredited aged care provider.

Will I be able to stay in this Home?

Yes, nothing will change for our Residents and Families

Will there be any changes to my fees and charges?

No, your current fees and charges will remain the same

Is my RAD safe?

Yes, your RAD will remain with Allity as the ongoing Approved Provider of your Home

Will our staff stay the same?

You will continue to have your local team support you with your day to day needs. This means you will have continuity of care from the staff you know.

Will there be any changes due to the fact Bolton Clarke is a not-for-profit provider?

No, Bolton Clarke and Allity are a strong fit in terms of culture, with a shared commitment to providing the highest quality care and lifestyle services to senior Australians

Will there be more staff in the Homes?

As part of our normal operations, our staffing is based on the mix and profile of residents in our care at any point in time. This will continue with access to Bolton Clarke’s broader support including a specialist team of senior clinical nurse advisors.

Who can I go to if I need more information?

You should contact the General Manager of your Home if you have any further questions