Our History


Exemplar started life as a training company helping care homes cope with an ever-increasing regulatory burden and providing adaptation courses for overseas nurses. 

After moving into the operation and management of its own care homes, the company founders became increasingly frustrated seeing young adults with complex care needs placed in care homes for the elderly. 

Exemplar decided to focus the business on providing more appropriate nurse-led care facilities to cater for younger adults with severe physical disabilities, learning disabilities, mental health needs and challenging behaviours. 

The company’s first entirely purpose built facility, Greenside Court, was opened in 2003. It quickly became evident that providing appropriate care environments, communities and support could make a significant difference to care outcomes. 

Today we operate 25 purpose-built homes each with a mission to enhance lives. And we are in the process of constructing or planning several more.