Celebrating two decades of great care and support
Founded in 1994 by mother and son team Helena and Paul Jeffery, Caring Homes Group has grown to become one of the most highly respected independent care and support providers in the United Kingdom. At the time, Helena was a registered nurse who wanted to apply her passion for great care to care homes. With Helen’s vision and Paul’s financial acumen they purchased Bradbury House, the very first of our Caring Homes (and still a very active member of our family). Helena and Paul’s vision has always been about combining sound business practice with strong family values. That principle holds as true today as it did 20 years ago.
The Caring Homes Group encompasses:
Caring Homes, providing care and support for older people; Consensus Support, providing a wide range of person-centred services for people with learning disabilities and additional health and social care needs, including world-renowned specialist support for people living with Prader-Willi Syndrome. We provide care and support for thousands of people across the UK and our dedicated team is integral in providing the high quality service we offer. Over the next few years we will continue to grow, with several exciting new Homes and Services scheduled to open in 2015 and beyond. We are unique. Unlike many care providers we remain family-run. We are not beholden to shareholders and we benefit from decades of experience – in fact our Chief Executive, Paul Jeffery, is the longest serving in the sector. Helena and Paul have always believed that recruiting the best people, and providing them with the opportunities to develop their skills and careers, is at the heart of enabling Caring Homes Group to flourish. Find out more about why a career with us is the right one for you by clicking here. We have a very clear vision of what we stand for and what we want to achieve. It can be summed up in one simple goal: “To be a highly trusted and successful care provider, chosen for high clinical standards, delivered in excellent Homes and Services by great people!”
Why Work with Us We put people first. Whether it is an older person at one of our Caring Homes or a person with learning disabilities or Prader-Willi Syndrome supported at a Consensus Service, our approach is clear and consistent: everything we do is based on the best interests of the people we support. Our philosophy can be seen throughout the Caring Homes Group. We are a well-established and growing company, constantly investing in enhancing the quality of services we offer through our people and in turn offering our people the opportunity to develop their careers. We have a dedicated team working hard to attract and retain the very best people. Our Clinical Services Team Maintaining the highest professional standards is absolutely vital to us. We don’t just rely on the national regulators to ensure we’re doing a good job – we have a dedicated and fully independent Clinical Services Team, who carry out their own inspections and audits, to ensure that each Home and Service is meeting our high standards. Our Positive Behaviour Intervention Team The excellent Positive Behaviour Intervention Team (PBIT) at Consensus Support acts as a resource for support staff across the UK. The team’s practitioners use Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) to provide a holistic and person-centred approach that seeks to find the cause and function of behaviours that may challenge services. The team supports colleagues to design a range of positive interventions, including proactive and reactive responses, teaching skills and lifestyle changes. A Partnership Approach We work closely with other professional bodies and organisations to share best practice and to make sure we are always at the forefront of high quality care and support. We are members of Care England, which represents care and support providers of all sizes, we also work with City & Guilds to develop independently audited and verified learning and development programmes, and we have partnerships with several leading universities to ensure we continue to work with and learn from the very best. 20 Years of Great Care and Support Working with us means working with an award-winning team that has been providing outstanding care and support for over 20 years. We have grown and developed into one of the most successful and highly respected providers in the UK. We are extremely proud of our history and we’re hugely excited about our future.