About Exemplar Health Care

At Exemplar Health Care, our mission is to make ‘every day better’ for adults living with complex needs.

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Established in 1999, we’ve developed a range of health and care services for adults living with complex needs arising from dementia, learning disabilities, neuro-disabilities including brain injuries, mental health conditions and physical disabilities.

Through our values of fun, integrity, success, responsiveness and teamwork, we’re proud of the outcomes we enable people to achieve.

At Exemplar Health Care, our care is different. Our 50+ care homes provide welcoming and supportive Nurse-led environments for those whose needs are often ‘too complex’ for mainstream care providers and who may have experienced one or more failed placements.

The people we support would often be in a hospital or higher acuity setting if not placed with us. Our care enables them to stay in the community and reduces hospital and secure facility admission.

We’re opening new homes over the coming years to bring our much-needed services to more locations.


Care services

Our highly trained team of 5000 colleagues support over 1000 people across 50+ services, living with over 50 different diagnoses including:

  • brain injuries and strokes

  • dementia

  • learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorder

  • mental health conditions

  • neuro-disabilities including Huntington’s disease and parkinson’s

  • physical disabilities.

Our care

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Female care worker in red t shirt

Our mission, vision and values

We’re proud of the culture that we’ve created at Exemplar Health Care. We proudly stand by our values of fun, integrity, responsive, success and teamwork. 

Our mission, vision and values

Our company values were introduced in April 2019 and were designed by over 100 colleagues and residents. They’re important as they highlight what’s important us as a company, and guide the way that we expect all of our colleagues to behave.

Matthew Blain, HR Director

Steve Melton is CEO of Exemplar Health Care

Our Leadership Team

Our values and commitment to quality is driven by our Leadership Team, who are leading experts in the sector and share our desire to make every day better for the people who live and work in our homes. 

Leadership Team

Steve joined Exemplar Health Care as CEO in November 2021. Steve brings with him significant healthcare experience, with several senior roles across multi-site healthcare settings, most recently as Managing Director of {my}dentist.

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Our history

Exemplar Health Care has over 25 years’ experience of providing exceptional nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs. We started our journey as a training company and have grown into one of the country’s leading complex care providers.

Our history

From opening our first home in 2001, we're proud to have over 50 care homes across England which enable people to access nursing care for their complex needs, in a community-based setting that's close to their loved ones.  

Ruth Foster, Managing Director