We are one of the UK's leading independent providers of health and social care.
We draw on three decades of experience to provide tailor-made service solutions in:
- Primary and secondary healthcare
- Residential and nursing care homes
- Community care and support for people with learning disabilities
- Mental health services including eating disorders and self harm
We have extensive expertise in health and social care. We provide homecare and run hospitals, treatment centres, care homes and day care clubs in the heart of local communities throughout the country.
Leaders in physical and mental health
In the health sector, we operate independent treatment centres in the UK, GP practices, NHS walk in centres and GP out of hours services as well as clinical assessment and treatment centres.
We provide a range of community-based mental health services including low secure hospitals and step down facilities, supported living, residential care and independent hospitals, for adults with mental health needs. The focus of our mental healthcare services is on rehabilitation and empowerment in a safe, secure and therapeutic environment. This means that when someone is placed in one of our services or hospitals, we work with them to develop the skills and confidence needed to return to independent living as quickly as possible. We also run specialist eating disorder and self-harm services providing care and support to people with medium to long term treatment needs.
Residential care homes
We operate more than 90 residential care homes and day clubs across the country. Each one of our homes is part of the local community, with staff dedicated to looking after people who can no longer support themselves, or be supported, in their own homes. We actively encourage friends and family to take part in choosing the home for the person they care for and to always feel welcome visiting.
We see everyone we care for as an individual – someone who had a lifetime of experiences, interests and memories before he or she came to live in one of our professional care homes. And, just as each person is unique, so is our care, tailored sensitively around individual needs and based on choice, familiarity and personal preference.
We are also passionate about advocating specialist dementia care. More than two thirds of the people in our care homes and day centres have dementia, and we are dedicated to helping each one of them to enjoy lives that are as independent, active, and fulfilled as possible.
For someone with dementia staying active boosts self-confidence and maintains physical and mental health for longer. Our Activity Based Care approach uses a range of activities – everyday tasks such as laying the table or making tea – to encourage a person with dementia to continue using their skills and playing a valuable part in daily life.
Domiciliary care and support
We are an approved provider of community care services to local authorities throughout the UK and draw on more than 20 years experience of providing support to people living in their own homes. This includes personal care, everyday help, 24 hour live-in care, supported living, respite care and extra care.
Via a national network of branches we currently provide domiciliary care to:
- Older people
- Individuals living with dementia
- People living with physical disabilities
- People with sensory impairment
- Adults and children with specialist needs including learning difficulties
- People living with a mental illness
- People living with an acquired brain injury (ABI)
- People living with HIV
- Children and their families
We can provide a range of comprehensive and flexible home support packages which are specifically tailored to meet the needs of our customers and service users. Our community care services range from basic homecare – including personal care, domestic support, practical assistance and companionship – to more complex and specialist packages.
Care UK's services for people with learning disabilities encourage those we support to learn new skills, to work towards goals and achievements and to develop their own individual lifestyles. Some of the people we support also have other needs such as behaviour that is challenging, autistic spectrum disorders, complex health needs, physical disabilities or sensory impairment.