Modern Slavery Statement 2023

Introduction from Pete Calveley, CEO of Barchester Healthcare

It continues to be a priority for Barchester Healthcare to ensure that we trade ethically, source responsibly and work to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking throughout our organisation and in our supply chain. This statement highlights our commitment to combat modern slavery in our organisation and supply chain,

Our business

Barchester Healthcare are one of the largest independent care providers in the UK. As an operator of over 200 care homes, we pride ourselves of delivering exceptional levels of care to our residents. Our employees are a key component of our care delivery. A key component of our care delivery are our suppliers who are predominantly UK suppliers who we work closely with to develop close ties.

Our supply chains

Our supply chains include a wide range of products and services including but not exhaustive: construction, utilities, staffing, food and catering and waste removal.

Our commitment on slavery and human trafficking

We are committed to ensure that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.

Our commitment is to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we;

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Protect whistle blowers.

Raising a concern

If you believe or suspect that a breach of this policy has occurred or that it may occur, you must report it through confidential email address where your concerns will be internally escalated.  Alternatively you can reach the Freedom to Speak Up Guardian for Barchester Healthcare through We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this statement, even if they turn out to be mistaken.

Supplier adherence to our values

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking and require our suppliers and contractors to comply.


We make our employees aware of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business.


This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2023. It was approved by the Board on 31 July 2023.
Pete Calveley, CEO, Barchester Healthcare
1 August 2023