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Featured Employer: Care UK

Founded in 1982, Care UK has grown to become one of the leading providers of health and social care services in the UK. Care UK run GP centres, hospitals, care homes and provide support for people within the community. With everything they do, the aim is the same: to help people live more independent and fulfilling lives.

Care and support for older people

For people entering later life, Care UK recognises that they can improve the quality of the life they lead by being attentive to their individual needs. They provide support to people in many different settings – support at home, through supported living services, day clubs or in residential or nursing homes. In all these settings, they aim to help people live as independently as possible.

Healthcare

Care UK’s healthcare services include treatment centres, GP practices, NHS walk-in centres, out of hours GP support and clinical assessment and diagnostics facilities, also working with the NHS to take healthcare services closer to where people live and work in order to increase the efficiency and quality of the services delivered.

Care UK are one of the largest independent sector healthcare providers and work in close partnership with the NHS to deliver more than 50 services throughout the UK, employing the same governance and accountability procedures as the NHS and are bound by the same standards and measures of success. This means the quality of care should meet – and exceed – the high levels of service expected from the NHS.

Specialist care and support

Care UK provide services for people with mental health needs including low secure hospitals, supported living, residential care and independent hospitals. They help people with a range of issues including anxiety, depression and more complex issues such as personality disorders or self-harm, also offering specialist services for people who are living with eating disorders.  The main focus is on rehabilitation and empowerment in a safe, secure and therapeutic environment. Care UK work with people to create a care plan which will build confidence, develop living skills and achieve attainable goals.

Support is provided for people with learning difficulties, acquired brain injury and a range of other challenges.

A person centred approach

Care UK are proud of their track record of providing high quality services which focus on the unique and very specific needs of each individual they work with. Their success in doing this is down to constant focus on a service which is truly person centred. They work to see life through the eyes of their customers – whether a resident in a care home, receiving support in the community, or visiting to one of their treatment centres. Care UK work to understand people’s personalities and background to create a plan of care which fits in around their lifestyles, hopes and aspirations.

Working with Care UK

Care employ over 14,000 people around the UK. Their colleagues come from a variety of personal and professional backgrounds – and they welcome the diversity of knowledge, skills and experience that they bring to the place in which they work and the people they care for. The one thing they all have in common is a commitment to providing the highest standards of care. At Care UK, they see the world through the eyes of the service users and customers and recognise that quality of life is as important as the care provided.

 

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