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Wellbeing, diversity and inclusion

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At Care UK, we strive to support colleagues’ mental, physical and financial wellbeing and promote diversity and inclusion

Our teams’ wellbeing is our top priority, and we believe it’s important to foster a culture of promoting open and honest conversations. 

How we support colleague wellbeing 

Our benefits include tools and discounts to help employees manage their physical and financial wellbeing and mental health, including an Employee Assistance Programme. 

Our support centre and each of our care homes take a unique approach to supporting their teams, from providing team breakfasts and socials to training Mental Health First Aiders 

One colleague had this to say about being a Mental Health First Aider:


I want colleagues to know that I am there, because I know what it’s like when you are coming into work and you’re struggling mentally through my own experience. The role is all about helping people, getting people to talk about their feelings. It’s about letting people know that there is someone there if they need to talk.

Lucy, a Mental Health First Aider

One care home, Abney Court, has even transformed an unused storeroom into a wellbeing room for the team. Colleagues can use the space to access resources on mental health or simply take time out in a peaceful environment.  

Equality, diversity and inclusion 

We are committed to creating a working environment where all colleagues can achieve their full potential, free from discrimination or harassment. 

We're proud to promote our diverse workforce. Having a team of different ages, genders and backgrounds ensures fresh thinking and encourages creativity and teamwork. 

We are committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and affording equal opportunities to all.

Our initiatives

Take a look at the other polices, practices and initiatives below that we've put in place to foster an environment where colleagues feel valued, respected and that they belong. These are constantly under review to ensure they continue to meet the needs of our colleagues and residents.

  • Values-based recruitment – Our 'no experience necessary' approach means we operate a values-based recruitment strategy ensuring opportunities are open to all.
  • Community-based events – Our colleagues participate in community events ranging from LGBGTQ+ Pride events across the country to Barrio Fiesta in London and many more.
  • Inclusion networks – We have a number of inclusion networks which colleagues are encouraged to join, such as Colleague Voices, Mental Health First Aiders and an EDI Committee.
  • Equality Diversity Inclusion (EDI) committee - We involve frontline colleagues in generating feedback and ideas based on their own lived EDI experiences.
  • Partnering with social mobility charity Speakers for Schools - We're delivering a project for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) on behalf of Greater Essex Careers Hub. We aim to support this and similar initiatives nationally in the long term. Read more about our early careers project.