United Kingdom
North West; Lancashire;
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86 - Human health activities

152 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 April 2014
Employment effect (start)
30 April 2014
Foreseen end date


Lancashire-based healthcare provider Abacus Care has closed leading to the loss of all 152 jobs. According to the sources, Abacus Care Home Care and Nursing Services (ACHCNS) based in Ormskirk and its sister company Abacus Care supplied nurses and healthcare assistants to various healthcare providers as well as to individuals in their own homes and had operated for over 20 years. The sources report that the company said increasing regulation of the sector as well as competition in the market led to its closure. Administrators had been called in on 24th April 2014 with the decision to close coming shortly afterwards.


  • 30 April 2014: Lancashire Evening Post
  • 1 May 2014: BBC Website


Eurofound (2014), Abacus Care, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 77117, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77117.