Care UK
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About Care UK

Why Work For Us

Care UK has delivered high quality care for over 40 years.  We have over 150 homes in England, Wales and Scotland.  Each one is run by caring and compassionate team members who take great pride in making a positive difference to the lives of over 8000 families.

We are proud to be the most awarded care home provider for the last 3 years and we have more outstanding rated homes than any other provider.  Our passion is to enable residents to live active and fulfilling lives in supportive, safe and comfortable surroundings.

This passion for great care means that we offer a great place for people to build a fantastic career with us, and have plenty of opportunities for training and progression. 

Our Values

Care UK’s values of Caring, Passionate and Teamwork are put into practice every day by our colleagues around the country.


Rewards and Benefits

Care UK is one of the largest providers of residential, dementia and nursing care for older people, and we will continue to grow over the coming years. Every single one of our colleagues plays a part in helping us achieve our aim of becoming the UK’s most trusted care provider, enabling residents to lead comfortable, fulfilling lives.

Whatever your role, if you take up a career with us, you’ll be joining a friendly, supportive company with a close-knit family feel.

We celebrate success

Whether it’s a pat on the back from a colleague, praise from your manager or a smile from a resident, it’s nice to be appreciated. We go one step further, by recognising good performance through various award schemes, including:

• Long Service Awards –these awards recognise long-term commitment and loyalty
• Going the Extra Mile – a monthly recognition scheme to celebrate colleagues living our values
• Care UK Stars – our annual award scheme
• National awards – we also enter lots of external national award schemes, where our teams have been known to pick up a prize or two! To find out more, please visit

A rewarding package

Everyone needs to feel motivated and rewarded, so we offer a competitive package of pay and benefits. We also recognise the value of a healthy work life balance – so we always try to be flexible, helping you fit your working life around your home life. Our benefits include:

• Competitive pay
• Wage stream (a money management App)
• Earn while you learn
• One of the only Social care emplyers paying NLW to apprentices
• Pension scheme
• Flexible hours
• Holiday and travel discounts
• Retail discounts
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Employee Assistance Helpline
• Access to an online health portal
• Training
• Option to purchase additional annual leave
• Recommend a Friend reward scheme


Diversity and Inclusion

At Care UK our vision is to maintain and further develop a culture that is underpinned by our belief that every one of us can make a difference. We continuously review our polices, practices and initiatives to foster an environment where colleagues feel valued, respected and that they belong. We are proud to promote our diverse workforce and believe that having a team of different ages, gender and backgrounds ensures fresh thinking and encourages creativity and teamwork.  We are committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and affording equal opportunities to all.

We promote diversity and inclusion throughout all our practices including recruitment and selection, talent development and pay strategies ensuring our policies are robust and free from discriminatory practices.  We positively celebrate the diversity within our workforce and resident community and where necessary and possible, make allowances and reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of our colleagues.

We measure and provide transparent data reports regarding the dynamics of our workforce including pay, promotion, recruitment and any formal processes undertaken, and we rely on the engagement of our colleagues to continue helping us shape this culture.   

We are committed to taking all reasonable steps to make sure that we:

  • Provide equal opportunities for all in every aspect of employment from recruitment through to development.
  • Embrace the variety of nationalities within our workforce and our resident community.
  • Further develop an inclusive culture by actively encouraging awareness and understanding of the different characteristics amongst our colleague and resident community
  • Promote diversity amongst the workforce and resident community.
  • Share best practice across the business on EDI practices and processes.


Initiatives/Working Practices

Values Based Recruitment – Our “No experience necessary” approach to recruitment means we operate a values-based recruitment strategy ensuring opportunities are open to all.  We recruit against our values which are Teamwork, Caring and Passionate.

Community Based Events – Our colleagues participate in various community events.  These range 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, and these include Colleague Voices, Mental Health First Aiders and an EDI Committee.

Interactive EDI Calendar – Available for our homes for diarising themed celebrations and awareness days in the homes.

EDI committee - Involving frontline colleagues in generating feedback and ideas based on their own lived EDI experiences.

EDI strategy – To recognise that fostering a positive equal, diverse and inclusive culture is a continuous and ongoing activity; our initiatives need to be under constant review ensuring they continue to meet the needs of our ever-changing and ever-growing workforce and resident community.

EDI Training – Care UK offers equality and diversity training to all.


Care UK is committed to providing training and development of skills for all our colleagues. We have actively supported the employer development of trailblazer apprenticeships, including healthcare support worker, senior support worker, assistant care practitioner roles, and currently the apprenticeship for lifestyle co-ordinator.

Out of our 157 homes, 138 currently have one or more colleagues working towards an apprenticeship in areas as diverse as health and social care, administration, management and hospitality. Learn more about apprenticeships at Care UK at

We see potential in everyone, and we’ll help you fulfil yours. Here at Care UK, we want all our colleagues to have a long and successful career with us.

Here are just some of the ways we help our team members to develop more fulfilling careers:

• Bespoke learning and development programmes - Whether you’re new to care or highly experienced. We have innovative programmes tailored to each role, as well as clear progression paths to allow you to map out your career with us.
• Continuous Professional Development - If you’re a registered nurse, you’ll be automatically provided with access to ClinicalSkills.Net, a resource that provides you with in-depth clinical procedure guidance to continue developing your skills.
• Role specific skills training workshops - Designed specifically for our nurses and team leaders to learn new skills and build on existing knowledge to reach your full potential within your current role and support your next steps.
• Apprenticeships - Apprenticeships let you earn as you learn and acquire recognised qualifications. Today, they’re open to anyone looking to develop new skills, not just young people starting out. At Care UK, team members who are recruited in Apprenticeship roles are paid our standard team pay rates, which is always National Living Wage or above. To find out more get in touch with our team
• Moving up the career ladder - If you’re ambitious to progress, we’ll support you with tailored training and development programmes. If you’re dedicated, we’ll help you go far.
• Staying in your role - We appreciate that you will also want to focus on being the best you can be. We’ll support you with ongoing training to help you do just that. When you’re part of the Care UK team, you don’t just have a job, you have a career.
• Returning to work - We support people looking to return to work through training and development, helping them to adapt and learn new skills. Whether you’re a parent looking to take on part time work, someone caring for family members, have just taken a break from your career or even a nurse returning to work, wanting to regain your PIN. Whatever the reason, we can support you.

Fulfilling Lives

Fulfilling lives is the core purpose of Care UK. It is about delivering great care for the residents in our homes and remembering that we can make a real difference by supporting their wider family through challenging times. It is also about making sure that we support each other to learn and grow so that we can all have fulfilling careers.

We also have a core belief that helps us deliver fulfilling lives: that every one of us makes a difference. This is important for every single member of our team to remember, whether you are a housekeeper or hostess, carer or kitchen assistant, manager or maintenance person... we all have an important role to play in delivering fulfilling lives for residents, their families and each other.

Key to all of this are our three values: caring, passionate and teamwork. These values are important right across Care UK, from helping us think about the type of people we invite to join our teams to the way that we approach our work.

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Colchester, England


£18m to £73m (GBP)