Company profile

Founded in 1992 by entrepreneur Mike Parsons, Barchester Healthcare is now one of the biggest independent care providers in the UK. Barchester was originally created to provide high-quality nursing care and hospitality to older people but our expertise and ability to offer support has expanded significantly since then.

Dr Pete Calveley joined Barchester Healthcare as the Chief Executive Officer in June 2014. Formerly CEO of Four Seasons Health Care, he has extensive knowledge and understanding of the care sector. Earlier in his career, he was a police surgeon and worked for a long time as a GP in various NHS organisations.

Dr Pete Calveley said: “I am proud to be leading Barchester Healthcare. I am committed to providing the highest quality of life for those residents living with us and support for their families. I believe that through continued investment in staff, adapting to increased residents’ needs and working closely with stakeholders, Barchester’s personalised approach to care will help us lead the way in continuing to achieve excellence in the social care sector.“

We’re growing

Today, our 17,000 staff support more than 11,000 people in over 200 care homes, with services that range from dementia care to assisted living and more. High-quality homes have remained integral to us since the start but we have also developed a number of partnerships with health commissioners and providers based on local needs and opportunities. These include building registered hospitals, helping devise new care pathways and caring for a wide variety of adult needs in both our registered hospitals and in specialised homes.

We are a strong and growing organisation, building 19 new care homes, 1 hospital and 3 small retirement communities over the last 5 years and embarking on a programme of updating our existing homes. We are well known for our commitment to the quality of the care and services we provide as well as in areas such as; Music Therapy, Food and Hospitality, Dementia, and Environment

Barchester is a multiple-award-winning organisation, having consistently won awards both as a company and on the basis of the performance of individual members of staff. Recent corporate awards included Health Investor’s prestigious ‘Best Residential Provider’, Pinders awards for building design and awards for training. Our reputation for high-quality care is our greatest asset. It is based partly on the care sector leading design of our homes, on our commitment to hospitality and on our activities and care planning work. It owes at least as much to our investment in staff training and our emphasis on good career pathways for our staff. Excellent staff relationships mean that we are the only care provider listed in the Sunday Times Top 25 Big Companies to Work for in 2014 – an award voted for by staff.

What can we do to help?

We’re here to help in any way we can – whether that’s finding you the right support or helping you choose the best care home environment. Use our online tool for more information on our services or for contact details to our individual care homes where you can arrange a visit direct. Alternatively, you can complete our contact form and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible.