Our history

Exemplar Health Care has over 20 years’ experience of providing exceptional specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs.

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1999

Exemplar Health Care is founded as a healthcare management consultancy and training firm.

2001

We identified a lack of appropriate care homes for young adults living with complex needs, and acquired our first five care homes to meet this gap in the care market.

2003

In 2003, we opened Greenside Court in Rotherham, Exemplar Health Care’s first complex needs care home.

2004

In 2004, we opened Fairwinds in Rotherham.

2005

In 2005, we opened Fairburn Vale and Fairburn Mews in Castleford.

2006

In 2006, we opened Dearnevale and Neville Court in Barnsley, Thames House in Rochdale, and Scotia Heights in Stoke-On-Trent. We also acquired the former Hollywell Court care home in Sheffield, and renamed it Willowbeck.

2007

In 2007, we opened Lonnen Grove in Rotherham and Bridgewood Mews in Dudley.

2008

In 2008, we opened Parkside in Dudley, Quarryfields in Doncaster and Church Walk in Rochdale.

2009

In 2009, we opened Meadowcroft, Pathways and Eastlands in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Havenmere in Immingham and Kavanagh Place in Liverpool.

2010

In 2010, we opened Otterburn in Birmingham and Ravensdale in Leeds.

2011

In 2011, we opened Yarningdale in Ripley.

2016

In 2016, Agilitas, a European private equity firm, led a management buyout of Exemplar Health Care. The same year, we reviewed our model and started developing OneCare services alongside our care homes to provide a step-in and step-out service to independent living.

2018

In 2018, we opened Lakeview in Leigh. In March our Dearnevale care home in Barnsley was rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission. We also introduced Exemplar Learning Management System (ELMS), our eLearning platform, and the My Exemplar app for internal colleagues, as part of our digital transformation journey.

2019

In 2019, we opened Brook View in Liverpool, St Andrew’s Court in Hull, Copperfields in Leeds and Ribble View in Preston.

2020

In September 2020, we opened Tyne Grange, our first care home in the North East of England. In November 2020, the ownership of Exemplar Health Care transferred to Ares, a global investment company.