Leading the way in building new care homes and investing in existing homes, guided by the latest academic research, has put Care UK on the shortlist to win another prestigious award.
Care UK has reached the finals of the 2019 Health Investor awards for Residential Care Provider of the Year.
During the past 12 months Care UK has built, commissioned and opened six new homes, creating more than 900 new jobs and homes for up to 420 residents. The programme is part of a longer-term investment in new homes which has seen 42 opened in total across the UK since 2011.
This programme is combined with investment in older homes and a partnership with Association of Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester which is working on research into dementia-friendly design and training.
Richard Pearman, Care UK’s business development director, said: “Ours is the largest new-build programme in the sector and the fact that we have achieved this at the same time as continuously raising standards in our existing homes is a real tribute to our teams’ drive and commitment.
“We are delighted to be shortlisted for this award – the Health Investor awards are truly prestigious, and we see this as an acknowledgement of the excellent care which residents receive from our colleagues across the UK.”
The Health Investor awards will be presented on June 12 in London.