Top 20 Recommended Small Care Home Groups 2017

Luxury Living and Exceptional Care

Top 20 Recommended Small Care Home Groups 2017

Innovation

Innovation defines Berkley Care Group. We strive to enhance the lives of our residents by continually examining and improving on how we design and build our homes, from their locations to the construction materials, and even from the food we serve to the artwork in the foyer.

To continually innovate in a sector where new homes are being built at a rate of knots is a challenge we intentionally set ourselves. We strive to be different by catering for the needs of the current and pre-empting those of future generations of elderly people. That is not to say that we are in the habit of change for change’s sake. The adage of "If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it" is universal, and our experience allows us to make sound judgements on best practices, old and new.

When it comes to any addition to our homes, we ask ourselves "Does it enhance the lives of our residents?" and if it doesn’t, what’s the point? We have created the Innovations Gallery, where you can look at how we are shaping the way elderly care is delivered in modern Britain.

We have had a fantastic few years here at Berkley Care Group, receiving Outstanding awards from CQC for Ryefield Court in Hillingdon and Cumnor Hill House in Oxfordshire, and have been recognised by resident reviews (via independent website carehome.co.uk) as a Top 20 Home in many different locations. As a company, we have also been recognised in the Top 20 for Small Care Home Groups.

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Originality

First and foremost, we’re creating homes – but not just any homes. Innovation is the path we tread to find new solutions to old issues; our originality is about the desire to provide variety and to bring great design and aesthetics to a building so that it becomes a home but remains interesting to those people who call it so.

Comfort is only one part of the recipe and increasingly, people who are entering their later years in the 21st century have led sophisticated, cultured lives, mostly from having enjoyed an adulthood in prosperous and open post-war Britain. They are increasingly engaged in technology and their tastes in music and food are broad and fascinating. Our originality of thinking in design, and about how people today live their lives means that we can integrate this diversity into a product that is still homely, warm and compassionate. Visit our gallery of the homes’ interiors to see how and where we are bringing exciting design, original art and technological solutions into care homes.

Dynamism

As we design and build new care homes across the country, we arrive at different communities, each one with its own unique set of needs and challenges. Many sites we build on are ‘Brownfield’, or in locations that might be unsuitable for residential houses but perfect for a care home. Being able to adapt to these varying circumstances means being dynamic. Adapting to an area’s changing care requirements and being able to service the local need with minimal disruption is how a Berkley Care Home operates, being transparent with the local community throughout the entire process.

Keeping this in mind, we don’t offer the same services in all our homes if there is no demand for it. By focusing on what is surplus to demand, we ensure that are efforts squarely target the needs of our residents and those of the community at large. One of our homes has its own gym, for example, and we vary what types of care are offered at each home too.

Dynamism

Delivery

Here at Berkley Care Group, delivery is of paramount importance, both when it comes to delivering quality care to our residents and return on investment to our investors. Our construction partnerships are built on solid foundations and as a result, 90% of our developments are completed on or before time. Our dedication to creative, multi-platform marketing ensures that there is a plan to fill each home as it comes online, a plan that has worked perfectly for all our homes so far. All our homes are performing at or above their forecasts, and we are looking at additional sites to open within the next year or two.

It's a compelling package: innovation, originality, dynamism and delivery. None of these work without the others, and the proof of our particular pudding is in the wonderful care homes we have produced, which so many people now call home.

Delivery

Our Homes

Top 20 Care Homes in London

Top 20 Care Home in London Top 20 Care Home in London

Groveland Park and Ryefield Court

Top 20 Care Homes in South East England

Top 20 Care Home in South East England Top 20 Care Home in South East England

Shinfield View

Top 20 Care Homes in the West Midlands

Top 20 Care Home in West Midlands Top 20 Care Home in West Midlands

Leycester House

CQC Outstanding

CQC Outstanding Care Home

Ryefield Court and Cumnor Hill House

Winner - Care Home Awards 2017

Best for Architecture or Interior Design

Winner Care Home Awards 2017 Best Architecure or Interior Design

Cumnor Hill House

Future Builds

Portobello Place

Chartridge, Bucks

July 2019

Residential

61 beds

 

Malvern, Worcs

Jan 2020

Residential

51 beds

Beaufort Place

Cribbs Causeway, Avon

June 2020

Residential

51 beds

Glatton Hall

Glatton, Cambs

June 2020

Residential / Nursing / Dementia

74 beds

Name TBC

Ferndown, Dorset

July 2020

Residential / Nursing / Dementia

70 beds

Dippenden Hall

Leatherhead, Surrey

Jan 2021

Residential / Nursing / Dementia

68 beds

Terms Agreed

Leamington Spa, Warks

 

Residential / Nursing / Dementia

80 beds

Terms Agreed

Towcester, Northants

 

Residential

80 beds

Terms Agreed

Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warks

 

Residential

65 beds

Terms Agreed

Midhurst, Hants

 

Residential

50 beds

Seamus Halton

Seamus Halton

Chief Executive Officer | | Tel: 07500 554 715

In 1982, Seamus started his working life in the hospitality industry working in hotels, pubs and restaurants. In 1992, Seamus sold his pub and hotel businesses and started a consultancy company, becoming involved in turning around failing businesses. In 1993, he came across his first care home and was fascinated and horrified in equal measure that good service and high standards seem to have passed the care industry by.

In 1996, Seamus invested into a 77-bed care home in Oxfordshire called The Close, which was predominantly focused on state-funded clients. Over a period of five years, the existing home was demolished and transformed into a high-end hotel-style boutique care home with unique facilities that have subsequently been copied by several operators since. The home had the first bar & bistro open to the public, as well as unique private dining room for families and friends. In 2013 after 17 years, Seamus sold his interest in the home to continue to focus on developing care facilities with a major focus on hotel-style accommodation.

In 2000, he founded Carebase in London and the South East that started with one home, and by 2010, it had grown to 16. Most of the homes were purpose-built. Indeed, Seamus built the first specialist dementia home in London in 2002. In 2010 having become disillusioned with the way a small business became a big business that no longer put its customers first, Seamus left to set up Berkley Care Group.

‘Luxury Living and Exceptional Care’ is the mission statement that Seamus and his partners strive to achieve; with a fantastic portfolio of homes currently open – and more in the planning stages and under construction – Seamus is looking to develop more new-builds, but has promised to always ensure that all residents and their families receive first-class service in surroundings unsurpassed across the UK. He is determined to ensure that residents coming to live in a Berkley Care Home will be entertained, wined and dined, and treated like royalty!

Seamus Halton

Jenny Fuller

Operations Director | | Tel: 07832 142 599

Jenny has a lifetime of experience in care, starting as a carer and working her way up to become a home manager. She was promoted to business manager and then lead commissioning manager for new-build care homes. In 2010, Jenny co-founded Berkley Care Group and is responsible for recruiting and leading the care teams. Her passion is to ensure that residents’ lives are enhanced by the relationships that they build with staff.

Jenny is extremely proud that all the care homes commissioned by Berkley Care Group have been a success, with the group’s first home opening in October 2011 and winning ‘Best Care Home Award 2014’ in the Caring Times National Care Awards. All the homes met all standards within their CQC inspections, and all homes have been the best homes in their area for recommendations on the carehomes.co.uk website, with unsurpassed reputations for the care provided.

Seamus Halton
Adam Sharp

Adam Sharp

Chief Financial Officer | | Tel: 07963 831 521

Adam has been involved in the care sector since 2005, when he joined Carebase as Group Financial Controller. During his time in the care home sector, he has so far been involved in the financing, development and opening of 12 care homes, mostly at the luxury end of the market. As well as running the finance and accounting operations for a group of care homes, he has been involved in the acquisition and disposal of several homes.

After reading law at the University of East Anglia, Adam qualified as a chartered secretary at Ernst & Young. He then gained experience of banking and corporate finance by working in the M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) department of Sanwa Bank, but decided to pursue a career in the more glamorous world of accountancy. He was recruited to become the Divisional Accountant for the $50m turnover UK Defence Division of Sodexo, the multinational hospitality business. He later qualified as an ACCA and subsequently an FCCA.

Demi Fuller

Demi Fuller

Operations Manager | | Tel: 07928 962593

Demi joined Berkley Care Group in 2012, working in different roles from administrator and carer to senior carer and deputy manager. She joined the senior management team at the end of 2015, supporting the commissioning process throughout the group, whilst also achieving several qualifications within care and management.

Demi’s achievements include Business Administration, NVQ levels 3 and 5 in Health and Social Care, level 3 in End of Life Care as well an equivalent to first-year master’s degree in Strategic Senior Management. In her own words, “One of the big blessings about working in care is making a difference to the lives of the people we work with, giving them a reason to wake up in the morning and empowering our staff to be able to deliver the very best care for our residents. It's highly motivating to be able to deliver such a service to our residents in the wonderful homes we have created.”

Demi Fuller
Carol Halton

Carol Halton

Creative Director | | Tel: 07817 972 901

With a background in travel and hotel marketing (Kuoni Travel), along with general marketing (Acxiom & CACI), Carol now uses her creative flair to deliver a harmonious and luxurious interior to all Berkley Care Group developments.

With experience designing interiors for a hotel in West London and Kensington residential apartments, Carol has a wealth of experience in this field, and in addition, her plant and landscape design qualifications lend themselves to creating integrated and user-friendly outdoor spaces. Her marketing credentials add value to the team’s coordination of branding, advertising and communications, both across the group and for each individual home.

Edgehill Drive, Warwick CV34 6XQ, United Kingdom

01926 357210



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