Barchester Healthcare

Delivering top quality care to the people living in our well-staffed, comfortable, secure and happy homes.
http://www.barchester.com

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As one of the UK's largest care providers of residential, nursing and expert dementia care, Barchester Healthcare supports older people in living independently.

It understands that the best care is supported by a whole team approach that focuses on the individual needs of a resident or patient delivered through a personalised care plan.

A 'Celebrating Success' programme, based on the core value of providing a “premium caring experience delivered by our great teams to those we care for”, is designed to reward outstanding performance. The group prides itself on having a listening management. When an engagement survey indicated staff wanted strong leadership alongside taking an interest in wellbeing, further enhancements were made to leadership training and a Wellbeing and Covid Resources internet hub created to act as a one-stop-shop for advice.

Going the extra mile to provide excellent care is recognised by colleagues, residents and relatives voting for “Employee of the Month”, which earns a £25 gift card and a certificate. Free training and development opportunities are offered while staff are also supported to complete externally-accredited qualifications to help them achieve their career goals.

Community engagement is encouraged with almost half of the proceeds from the staff lottery going to charity or local projects, with more than £9,000 donated in 2020. Recipients have included Barchester's own charitable Foundation, which provides grants to support older people experiencing loneliness and isolation.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

87% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

Nine homes are ranked “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission and Barchester has been placed in the Top 20 Large Care Home Groups on carehome.co.uk for four consecutive years. In-house Barchester Care Awards recognise excellenct performance in teams across the company's 236 homes and six mental health hospitals.

My Team

83% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

With training crucial to safe operations, training specialists were instructed on Zoom and Kahoot to use whiteboards, breakout rooms and polls to keep their courses intact online. An Advanced Carer programme was adopted with 400 people accessing training, including giving medication, in case of a qualified nurse shortage.

Fair Deal

47% of staff agreed

I am happy with the pay and benefits I receive in this job

Employees share in the commercial success of their care home/hospital through an annual profit share scheme. A Rewarding Excellence scheme financially recognises the contribution of every employee in receiving a good or excellent regulatory rating. More than 1,000 key nursing staff had their NMC membership fee paid.

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Holidays

Companies offering a minimum of 26 days annual leave to all employees.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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"This is our third consecutive year to be recognised as one of the Best Companies to work for and this year we are absolutely delighted to not only progress from 1 Star to 2 Star accreditation but also to be named one of the Top 10 Best Health & Social Care Companies to work for in the UK. Achieving 2 Star Outstanding status with Best Companies, especially given the year we have just had, means so much because it is based on feedback from our own frontline staff. It means that our wonderful staff feel valued, appreciated and motivated to deliver the best possible care for our residents. We are thrilled that our staff enjoy working for us and that they feel recognised for all that they do. At Barchester, we are a family and the past year has shown that we can do anything if we all pull together."

Genevieve Glover, HR Director - Barchester Healthcare

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