Search for career opportunities in your area

We are one of the UK’s leading care home providers, providing quality care for 40 years. Today we have over 150 homes across England, Wales and Scotland. If you're passionate about care and would like to join our team, use the search to find vacancies near you.

If you’ve entered a postcode, you can sort results by

Reset
View homes on a map
1

Pear Tree Court

Nurse Manager

Read more

Job reference

SYS-7163

Location

Portsmouth Road, Horndean, Waterlooville PO8 9LN

Min pay rate

£20

Max pay rate

£20

Role highlights

Are you an organised, methodical Nurse who is passionate about delivering positive change? Then you can build a fast-moving nursing career with Care UK and help our residents get more out of life every day.

What you’ll do

Leading the care team during your shifts, you will make certain that we fully meet residents’ medical, physical and emotional requirements. Ensuring compliance with our clinical governance framework, you will mentor and motivate colleagues, champion residents’ safety and dignity and drive continuous improvement, whilst acting as Named Nurse for your own portfolio of service users.

Who you are

An NMC Registered Nurse (RGN, RMN or RNLD), you will be well versed in care planning processes and fully familiar with clinical assessment tools. You will be keen to develop your leadership skills and clinical knowledge, capable of building close relationships with residents and their families, and determined to drive continuous improvement.

Who we are

With 120 homes and day clubs across the UK, we provide expert respite, residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. Our highly personal, patient-centred approach has seen us enjoy rapid growth, with three new homes planned for next year, so we can offer wide-ranging career opportunities to people who care as deeply as we do.

What we offer

As one of our valued nurses you can benefit from both clinical and management training, enabling you to become a clinical lead, senior trainer or home manager. You can also expect competitive pay, comprehensive benefits including bank holiday enhancements, paid DBS check, thousands of online and in-store discounts and free uniform.

Where you'll work

Everyone at Pear Tree Court is passionate about helping your loved one to get the most out of living in our beautiful home. The home has the latest in luxury facilities, including a café, hair salon and cinema – the home even has its own pub. Our dedicated lifestyle team is here to support your loved one to stay active and independent, enjoying interests and trying new things.

Our Horndean care home has 72 en-suite bedrooms over three floors. The home is divided into smaller suites – each with its own lounge, dining room and TV lounge. While every bedroom is beautifully decorated and furnished, your loved one is welcome to bring their own treasured items and small pieces of furniture to feel more at home.

1

Pear Tree Court

Team Leader Care

Read more

Job reference

SYS-7212

Location

25,27, 29 & 31 Portsmouth Road, Horndean, Waterlooville PO8 9LN

Min pay rate

Up to £23,802 Per Annum

Max pay rate

Up to £23,802 Per Annum

Role highlights

If you have NVQ Level 3 and proven experience of caring for older people, and are looking for a rewarding role that comes with excellent training and great opportunities for personal development, join Care UK as a Team Leader and make a real difference.

Being a Team Leader at Care UK

Team Leaders at Care UK are flexible in approach and have broad experience of caring for others and leading shifts. They’re great at building relationships and inspiring others too. Collaborating and sharing information and ideas comes naturally to them, as does using tact and diplomacy to deal with challenging situations and quickly resolving them. Their innovations help to raise standards, while their passion for what they do is second to none. And, they consider it a privilege to be trusted to look after others. Do you have the same sort of attributes? Then we could have just the role for you.

 

What you’ll be doing

Being a Team Leader Is about acting as a role model by leading and supervising carers day-to-day, working alongside them and completing regular staff appraisals. It’s also about taking responsibility for case managing residents and liaising with families, health care professional and other stakeholders to ensure that the best care plans are created and delivered. Working closely with nurses to develop the services we provide is an important aspect of the role too, as is administering medication and carrying out risk assessments. Put simply, it’s about making a difference. A real difference.

What you’ll need

Well-organised, IT literate and adept at allocating and delegating work appropriately, you have a proven ability to lead and supervise others and a good understanding of care planning processes. What’s more, you're trained, or willing to train, to administer medication and used to contributing to, monitoring and implementing changes that improve outcomes for residents. Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding.

The benefits

  • Competitive rates of pay – we continuously review pay in your local market
  • Opportunities to progress through our personalised career paths into more senior and management roles whilst growing your earnings
  • Earn whilst you learn and take on a variety of apprenticeships applicable to your role enabling you to increase your pay once achieved
  • Competitive refer a friend scheme of up to £1000 depending on role
  • Quality and free training to help develop and enhance your skills
  • Bank holiday enhancements
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible hours, including day, night or weekend shifts
  • Free DBS
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts across big known retailers enabling our colleagues to make big savings on every day shopping such as holidays, supermarkets and travel.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to include support such as financial and family concerns


One of the UK’s leading care home providers, Care UK run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK that provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. A top rated employer in best quality results, our goal is to help every employee fulfil their potential by providing first-class training and support.

Fulfilling lives, fulfilling Careers.

Where you'll work

Our purpose buill three-storey home, welcomed its first residents at the end of January.  The ground floor is a hub of activity, with a hair and beauty salon helping residents to look and feel their best. A café overlooks the landscaped gardens, and with cake, tea and coffee always available, it’s the perfect place to catch up with visitors. On the second floor there’s also a cinema room, complete with large armchairs.

1

Pear Tree Court

Nurse Manager Bank

Read more

Job reference

SYS-9838

Location

Horndean PO89LN

Min pay rate

20.00

Max pay rate

20.00

Role highlights

You

You’re a nurse with a passion for caring for older people. You want to spend more time doing what you do best – nursing, providing care and helping vulnerable people lead happier, healthier lives. When you join Care UK, we’ll give you the support and training you need to develop both your clinical and management skills. This is turn will help you progress more quickly in your career – with excellent opportunities to take on senior roles such as clinical lead, home manager or senior trainer.


Your role

In a highly collaborative setting, you’ll lead the care team during your shifts. Your focus will be on making sure every resident gets the very best one-to-one care – medically, physically and emotionally. Working closely with your team members, we’ll expect you to build good relationships with residents, championing their safety and well-being. You’ll also act as Named Nurse for your own portfolio of service users. As an NMC Registered Nurse (RGN, RMN or RNLD), you’ll have good knowledge of care planning and clinical compliance.

As a Nurse at Care UK, you can look forward to:

  • Competitive pay from £18-£19ph
  • A choice of day, night or weekend shifts
  • Bank holiday enhancements
  • A paid DBS check
  • Free uniform
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts
     

About Care UK

We run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK, providing residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. Our commitment to supporting every team member’s personal development means we can offer you exciting opportunities to progress quickly in your nursing career.  

Where you'll work

Our purpose buill three-storey home, welcomed its first residents at the end of January.  The ground floor is a hub of activity, with a hair and beauty salon helping residents to look and feel their best. A café overlooks the landscaped gardens, and with cake, tea and coffee always available, it’s the perfect place to catch up with visitors. On the second floor there’s also a cinema room, complete with large armchairs.

1

Pear Tree Court

Care Assistant

Read more

Job reference

SYS-7214

Location

25,27, 29 & 31 Portsmouth Road, Horndean, Waterlooville PO8 9LN

Min pay rate

Up to £20,064 Per Annum

Max pay rate

Up to £20,064 Per Annum

Role highlights


If you're passionate and caring and looking for a rewarding job that comes with excellent training and great opportunities for personal development, join Care UK as a Care Assistant and make a real difference.

Being a Care Assistant at Care UK

Care Assistants at Care UK come from all walks of life. Some have worked in factories, supermarkets or schools. Some are returning to work after a break. Many have no, or minimal, experience, but are keen to explore a career in care, while many already have invaluable experience. What they all have in common is the right values. They’re adaptable, friendly, polite and caring. They enjoy working as a team with people from different cultures and backgrounds. And, they consider it a privilege to be trusted to look after others. Do you share their values? Then we could have just the role for you.

What you’ll be doing

Being a Care Assistant doesn’t just mean helping residents to remain as active and independent as possible while respecting their rights of choice, privacy and dignity. It means having fun and laughter with them and using your skills to help them deal with day-to-day difficulties like personal care and meal times. It also means working as part of a team to identify their unique goals and implement personalised care plans. And, it means working flexibly to help them explore new interests, engage in physical exercise and activities and make sure they enjoy themselves in a stimulating and homely environment. Put simply, it means making a difference. A real difference.

What you’ll need

Experience of caring for others would be useful, not necessarily in a paid role – you may have looked after an elderly relative or friend. More important though is your kind-hearted nature, your belief in teamwork and your ability to use your initiative and imagination, follow instructions and prioritise a busy workload. You’ll be comfortable talking to, and working with, people from different professions, you’re great at keeping records too. Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding.

The benefits

Opportunities to progress through our career paths into more senior and management roles

  • Earn whilst you learn and take on an apprenticeship
  • Quality bespoke training to develop your skills
  • Flexible hours, including a choice of day, night or weekend shifts
  • Bank holiday enhancements
  • Free uniform
  • Free DBS
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts

One of the UK’s leading care home providers, Care UK run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK that provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. A top rated employer in best quality results, our goal is to help every employee fulfil their potential by providing first-class training and support.

Fulfilling lives, fulfilling Careers.

Where you'll work

Pear Tree Court Care Home

Our purpose built three-storey home, welcomed its first residents at the end of January.  Our Home is contemporary and luxurious, offering the best in nursing, residential and dementia and care.

The ground floor is a hub of activity, with a hair and beauty salon helping residents to look and feel their best. A café overlooks the landscaped gardens, and with cake, tea and coffee always available, it’s the perfect place to catch up with visitors. On the second floor there’s also a cinema room, complete with large armchairs.

We offer residents choices about how they want to be cared for and supported, and treat each person with dignity and respect. Everyone in our team shares the same goal of making sure that every resident leads a happy, comfortable and fulfilling life.

 

1

Pear Tree Court

Care Assistant Bank

Read more

Job reference

SYS-8015

Location

Horndean PO89LN

Min pay rate

£8.91

Max pay rate

£9.40

Role highlights

Have you a passion in supporting older people? Do you have interest Health and Social Care  plus a willingness to learn? Then we can offer you the care career you’ve always wanted, with excellent benefits and flexible hours, including a choice of day, night or weekend shifts.

What you’ll do

Assisting residents with their physical and emotional needs, you will do whatever it takes to help them get the most out of life. More than just a carer, you will be a true friend who champions their dignity and maximises their independence, and you will have an increasingly important part to play in the development of care plans and the induction of new colleagues.

Who you are

With broad knowledge of caring for the elderly, you will be able to make a significant contribution from your first day. To succeed, you should be capable of prioritising your own workload, maintaining detailed records and using your initiative to the full, and you will be determined to develop your skills with our support.

Who we are

With 120 homes and day clubs across the UK, we provide expert respite, residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. Our highly personal, patient-centred approach has seen us enjoy rapid growth, with three new homes planned for next year, so we can offer exceptional career opportunities to people who care as deeply as we do.

What we offer

As one of our valued care assistants you can expect comprehensive training in general clinical care as well as dementia. What’s more, we offer one of the best benefits packages around, including, a stakeholder pension and life assurance scheme, bank holiday enhancements, child care vouchers, thousands of online and in-store discounts and free uniform.

1

Pear Tree Court

Home Manager

Read more

Job reference

SYS-13383

Location

Waterlooville PO8 9LN

Role highlights

Care UK is one of the highest rated and fastest growing healthcare providers in the country: delivering the highest quality of care and fulfilling lives is at the heart of what we do! Due to the success of our new build projects, we have successfully built and opened 31 new build homes over the past five years, and will be continuing that growth for years to come.

We are currently looking for an experienced, professional and highly personable Home Manager to join our 72 bedded Care Home in Waterlooville, Pear Tree Court. The ideal Home Manager will be passionate and experienced in the world of healthcare; a proven manager who can confidently demonstrate effective leadership and management, putting care and residents first.

At Care UK everyone makes a difference. We like to think we have a rare culture, where we are open, honest and highly supportive of one another. We are proud to have received several awards for our commitment to delivering an outstanding level of residential and nursing care, with a real focus on engagement with residents, families and staff.

Why choose us?

With our exciting new acquisition of 26 new homes this is a fantastic time to join our ambitious and forward-thinking company. We are experts in our fields, with over 150 homes and day clubs across the UK, providing expert respite, residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people.

Our person-centred approach has seen us enjoy rapid growth, allowing us to translate this into our people development, offering exceptional career opportunities to our employees.
We provide comprehensive training in topics such as managing business performance, systems training, leading projects and driving change
We offer one of the best benefits packages in the market including a generous bonus, competitive pension and life assurance schemes.

Are you?

  • Experienced in caring for older people
  • Management experience
  • Nurse qualified (RGN, RMN)
  • A capable and confident in leader, with the driven and interest to grow and shape a team
  • Experienced in managing a successful home or services in healthcare
  • Confident in your knowledge of CQC regulations
  • Compassionate and capable in embedding your own culture 
  • Passionate about delivering first class care
  • A positive leader and motivator
  • Capable of hitting the ground running. From your first day you will demonstrate a clear vision of the future and will deliver added value services that make us indispensable to our residents and unequalled in our sector

Where you'll work

At Pear Tree Court, we offer a warm welcome together with high quality care for older people.

Set in a peaceful area of Waterlooville, Pear Tree Court is a modern, purpose-built care home. We provide personalised nursing, residential, and care to older people, including individuals with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. We also offer sensitive and supportive end of life care.

We place great importance on supporting residents to be as active and independent as possible. So we spend lots of time getting to know each person, so that we can offer engaging and fulfilling activities based on their interests. We love to see residents getting involved in our different clubs, keeping up with their old hobbies and trying out new things.

Our friendly team also enjoys building good relationships with residents' loved ones, who often come to think of us as part of their extended family. Everyone shares the same goal of making sure residents are happy, comfortable and settled. 

1

Pear Tree Court

Team Leader Care Bank

Read more

Job reference

SYS-11826

Location

25,27, 29 & 31 Portsmouth Road, Horndean, Waterlooville PO8 9LN

Min pay rate

Competitive

Max pay rate

Competitive

Role highlights

To professionally lead the care team during any span of duty, ensuring that a safe, effective and efficient care service is maintained which meets the needs of residents and purchasers.  To provide care to residents in accordance with their assessed needs to an industry leading standard.
 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and support for care staff and act as a champion for residents’ safety and dignity.
  • To maintain skills and knowledge and ensure that care is delivered according to latest guidelines and best practice evidence available.
  • Ensure the ongoing safety of residents, staff and visitors through systematic assessment, monitoring and reviewing processes.
  • Ensure that clear and accurate records and communication systems relating to clinical and care delivery are maintained and effectively used.
  • Act as a role model for good clinical and care governance practice.
  • Provide leadership and support for care staff and act as a champion for residents’ safety and dignity.
  • Provide effective leadership and support for the care team.
  • Supervise care staff on a day to day basis and through formal supervision processes.
  • Liaise with GPs and other health professionals to ensure that residents receive the medical and clinical support they require.
  • Demand high quality care delivery focused on residents individually assessed needs and choices.
  • Promote the professional image of the services through excellent communication, appropriate behaviour and professional appearance.
  • Support new Team Leaders and care staff in the completion of induction programs, training and competency assessment.


Skills & Experience

  • Maintain skills and keep up to date with clinical developments and best practice in areas relevant to care delivery in the home.
  • Undertaken training appropriate to the roll, as agreed with the Home Manager, and ensure learning is shared and transferred into practice.
  • Review the daily delivery of care, including pressure area prevention, nutrition and infection prevention and control procedures. Ensure high standards of care delivery are maintained.
  • To be responsible for the safe and appropriate management, administration and recording of medication, including controlled drugs and oxygen, in accordance with Care UK Policies and Procedures.
  • Act at all times within your own skills and competence.
  • To attend all statutory and mandatory training as required by the Company in order to fulfil your duties.
  • Conduct and document care and risk assessments and develop care plans related to the assessed needs and choices of individual residents.
  • Ensure that areas of identified risk are appropriately monitored and outcomes recorded and acted upon e.g. fluid and nutrition charts, turning regimes, blood glucose monitoring.
  • Report all accidents and incidents promptly in accordance with Care UK Policy. Ensure accident/incident reports are written clearly and concisely and that any remedial action or learning is incorporated into care delivery.
  • Ensure that residents are encouraged and supported to remain as independent and active as possible. Promote the philosophy of activity based care.
  • Ensure the safety and comfort of all residents, whilst encouraging a happy, homely atmosphere.
  • Be knowledgeable about Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policies and Procedures and report any untoward events in accordance with Care UK and Local Authority requirements.
  • Ensure that clinical equipment is maintained in a safe, clean and fully functional state. Report any equipment failures or damage to the Home Manager.
  • Be responsible for the care and protection of residents’ property.
  • To maintain standards of infection control within the home and to assist residents to maintain their own infection control needs.
  • Ensure that clear and accurate records and communication systems relating to clinical and care delivery are maintained and effectively used
  • Be aware of company policies and procedures and ensure requirements are incorporated into practice.
  • Ensure effective and clearly documented handover systems are maintained to facilitate the effective transfer of information between staff and shifts.
  • Attend and participate in Team Leader and staff meetings as arranged by the Home Manager/Deputy Manager/Clinical Lead.
  • Understand the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (2008) in relation to consent and best interest decision making.
  • Provide information to residents and relatives in relation to care delivery, being mindful of data protection and Caldicott requirements.
  • Ensure high standard of record keeping are maintained in accordance with the Health and Social Care Act (2008) and Essential Standards of Quality and Safety (2010) and Company requirements.

Where you'll work

The purpose-built three-storey home, which is expected to welcome its first residents in autumn 2017, will feature facilities including a cinema, hairdressing salon, activity room and cafe. There'll also be wheelchair-friendly landscaped gardens which will provide a safe outdoor environment for relaxation and recreation.

1

Pear Tree Court

Receptionist Bank

Read more

Job reference

SYS-11692

Location

25,27, 29 & 31 Portsmouth Road, Horndean, Waterlooville PO8 9LN

Min pay rate

£8.91

Max pay rate

£8.91

Role highlights

You

You’re a caring person with a friendly manner and smart appearance. You’ve got experience dealing with the general public. Ideally, you’ll have worked in a care home setting. You’ve got a good basic education with GCSEs (or the equivalent) including English and Maths. You also know your way around Microsoft Office. Customer service is something you really enjoy and you’re good at dealing with all sorts of people – face-to-face, on the phone or by email. You’re a multi-tasker who can work well under pressure and uses initiative. You like the idea of being part of a friendly team, working together and contributing to the success of your care home.


Your role

As the first person customers meet when they come to our home, your role is vital. We’ll expect you to welcome visitors in a friendly, professional way. You’ll also make sure the Visitor’s Book is completed properly and that the right team member is told of the arrival. You’ll need a courteous telephone manner and be able to reply promptly to email enquiries. As well as providing great customer service, you’ll be responsible for general office duties such as helping with the payroll. As ‘front of house’, you’ll be a valued member of our team. You’ll receive excellent support from your colleagues and quality training to progress in your career.

As a Receptionist/Administrator at Care UK, you can look forward to:

  • Competitive pay – we pay more than the average
  • Fast-track career options, e.g. into management roles
  • Quality training to develop your skills
  • Flexible hours
  • Bank holiday enhancements
  • Stakeholder pension
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free uniform
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts


About Care UK

We run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK. We provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. As one of the UK’s leading care home providers, our goal is to help every employee fulfil his or her potential – with first-class training and support. 

Where you'll work

The purpose-built three-storey home, which is expected to welcome its first residents in autumn 2017, will feature facilities including a cinema, hairdressing salon, activity room and cafe. There'll also be wheelchair-friendly landscaped gardens which will provide a safe outdoor environment for relaxation and recreation.

1

Pear Tree Court

Catering Assistant Bank

Read more

Job reference

SYS-11401

Location

25,27, 29 & 31 Portsmouth Road, Horndean, Waterlooville PO8 9LN

Min pay rate

NMW

Max pay rate

NMW

Role highlights

You

You’re a hard-working individual with experience working in a busy kitchen. Ideally, you’ve already got some experience in a care home setting. You’re also a caring person who understands how important mealtimes are to older, vulnerable people. You’re a good team player who takes pride in your job and is happy to go the extra mile. You know the importance of food hygiene and health and safety rules. Above all, you want to be a valued member of a friendly team. You’re keen to progress in your catering career and do your bit to improve the nutrition of older people.


Your role

Reporting to the Head Chef, you’ll make sure all kitchen equipment and areas are properly cleaned. As part of our hard-working team, you’ll also help prepare tasty, nutritious meals that our residents and guests will enjoy. For example, you’ll take pressure off the chefs by cooking breakfast in the mornings. At main mealtimes, you’ll add those much-loved finishing touches like custard or gravy. You’ll be responsible for safe, hygienic food storage and for making sure kitchen equipment and cleaning materials are kept in their correct places. In return, we’ll give you lots of support, training and opportunities to progress in your career.

As a Kitchen Assistant at Care UK, you can look forward to:

  • Competitive pay – we pay more than the average
  • Flexible hours, including a choice of day, night or weekend shifts
  • Bank holiday enhancements
  • Fast-track career options, e.g. to chef
  • Quality training to develop your skills
  • Stakeholder pension
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free uniform
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts


About Care UK

We run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK. We provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. As one of the UK’s leading care home providers, our goal is to help every employee fulfil his or her potential – with first-class training and support.

Where you'll work

The purpose-built three-storey home, which is expected to welcome its first residents in autumn 2017, will feature facilities including a cinema, hairdressing salon, activity room and cafe. There'll also be wheelchair-friendly landscaped gardens which will provide a safe outdoor environment for relaxation and recreation.

1

Pear Tree Court

Domestic Bank

Read more

Job reference

SYS-10032

Location

25,27, 29 & 31 Portsmouth Road, Horndean, Waterlooville PO8 9LN

Min pay rate

£8.91

Max pay rate

8.91

Role highlights

Housekeeping Assistant

Full or part time hours are available.

Are you looking for a Housekeeping Assistant/Domestic role that makes a real difference? 

Do you pride yourself with creating and maintaining a clean, relaxing, homely environment for others?

Yes? Here is what makes Care UK different.

Care UK is one of the largest care providers in the UK with over 120 homes. Residents are at the heart of everything we do and so we are offering Cleaners and Housekeeping Assistants the opportunity to make a difference to our resident’s lives whilst undertaking a very important role. This is a chance to work for an industry leader with a holistic and person centred approach to care, and working as part of a close team there is real opportunity to grow and develop your career. 

Led by the Head Housekeeper, you’ll be responsible for carrying out all cleaning duties including communal areas, resident’s rooms and en-suites.  You’ll make sure on a daily basis that deep cleaning tasks are carried out to a high standard, complying with infection control guidelines. It’s important that you respect the privacy and individual needs of the residents. You’ll also need to be comfortable doing some paperwork and re-stocking cleaning supplies as required. It’s a rewarding role and a supportive workplace where we all pull together.

You may or may not have worked in a care home before but it is important to us that you are a caring, positive person with a strong attention to detail whilst taking pride in ensuring a clean and welcoming environment for our residents as well as families and visitors.

We value our colleagues, rewarding them with a great benefits package. This includes, but is not limited to; competitive hourly rates with paid overtime, bank holiday enhancements, free uniform, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, a wide range of retail discounts and access to a calendar of free training to help enhance your skills.

Where you'll work

The purpose-built three-storey home, which is expected to welcome its first residents in autumn 2017, will feature facilities including a cinema, hairdressing salon, activity room and cafe. There'll also be wheelchair-friendly landscaped gardens which will provide a safe outdoor environment for relaxation and recreation.