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Cambian and Care Aspirations Join to Create the UK's Largest Private Provider of Specialist Services in Education, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

London July 26, 2010 – The Cambian Group ( and Care Aspirations have today announced that they have combined operations to create the UK’s largest provider of specialist services in education, mental health and learning disabilities.  The enlarged Cambian Group will now provide care for over 1,100 individuals, in 60 facilities, employ over 3,500 staff and work with 140 public authorities across the country.

Saleem Asaria, CEO of Cambian Group said:  “The combination of the specialist skills and services within the enlarged Cambian Group will transform the way specialist education, mental health and learning disability services are delivered in the UK. We are now in a position to develop care packages drawing on the expertise from the wider group to be able to provide the most appropriate individualised care for individuals across a broad spectrum of services.”

Asaria continued: “The enlarged group solidifies the Cambian Group as the UK market leaders in our designated service provision.  Through specialism, size and our commitment to evidence-based and outcomes-based provision of quality services, we feel that we can help transform the provision of specialist care within the UK.”

This announcement is another significant landmark in the history of the Cambian Group.  The Group started with a single asset in 2004 and has become a market leader within six years.  Joining with Care Aspirations provides exciting opportunities for significant expansion. The Cambian Group is planning to develop 11 assets already under its ownership over the next 18 months.

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Notes to Editors

About the Cambian Group
The current Cambian group provides specialist services in education and healthcare.

It is the leading provider of mental health services in the UK and the UK's largest provider of residential education and care for young people with autism, Asperger syndrome and other associated complex needs.

The Cambian Group are a recognised partner of government in developing services to meet policy requirements and operate 38 Hospitals, Schools, Colleges and Community homes across the UK that provide care and education for over 650 individuals.

About Care Aspirations
Care Aspirations provides specialist care for adults with learning disabilities, through personalised outcome based care.  They have expertise in dealing with individuals with learning disabilities who also have challenging behaviour, autism, mental illness, personality disorder or physical disabilities.

The organisation provides care through a well defined care pathway of low secure services, through step down services of intensive rehabilitation and community services, to either specialist residential homes or supported living solutions; we also provide day care opportunities.

Care Aspirations currently provides care for over 300 individuals with learning disabilities in over 29 facilities.  They currently focus our activities in London, the East of England and the East Midlands strategic health authorities.  We are trusted by over 60 PCT’s and Local Authorities.

For Further Information:

Jeremy Wiles
Group Business Development Director
Mob: 07919 023207

Jimmy Tse
VP Communications
020 8964 0260