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Who are we

We've been helping people to live more independently for over 30 years.

Care UK’s care home business, called Residential Care Services (RCS), started life in 1982 as Anglia Secure Homes. Since then we have grown to become one of the leading providers of residential care in the UK.

Care and support for older people

We support people in residential homes, nursing homes and day clubs up and down the UK, from Bournemouth to Aberdeen. More than 7,000 people live in our 100-plus residential and nursing care homes, and we’re building more new and state-of-the-art care homes all the time.

Giving life meaning

Wherever we care for older people, we do so with the aim of helping them to live as independently as possible and by being attentive to their individual needs. Our philosophy is to provide activity based care, giving residents every opportunity to continue with the activities and interests that they’ve always done, even doing tasks around the home so that they continue to feel useful, engaged and valued.

A person centred approach

Our track record of providing high quality services comes from being focused on answering the unique and very specific needs of each person we care for. This ‘person centred’ approach enables us to see life through the eyes of each resident, working with them and their family to understand their personality, preferences and background so that we can create a care plan that fits around their lifestyle and aims.

Many of the people in our care homes and day clubs are living with dementia, and we’re extremely passionate about the services and support that we provide to them. We believe that our unique approach to dementia care helps each of them to enjoy their life as much as possible.

Our carers have an appreciation of what it may be like to live with dementia because they undertake our award winning dementia training. This experiential training puts them in the place of the people they care for; giving them a taste first-hand of what dementia feels like.

Learn more about our approach to dementia care and meet our dementia specialists.

People you can trust

We understand that finding the right care home for a loved one, and their move into the home, can be difficult. We recruit our home teams as much for their caring nature as for their experience. As a result, our homes are full of compassionate and inspirational professionals who really put their hearts and souls into creating a happy and loving environment for residents and their families.

Many of our people are longstanding members of staff. They’ve stayed put because they love delivering the best care and supporting residents and their families with advice, support or a listening ear when it’s needed most.

Read about our support for families and carers and how we provide support at a stressful time.

Part of a bigger picture

While our business was founded on the provision of care home services, our company also offers a much wider range of health care services, ranging from GP practices, diagnostics and scheduled surgeries, to urgent care services and even prison health.  If you are interested in finding out more about our company, you can visit the Care UK Group website.

 

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