Exemplar Health Care celebrates significant milestone as it now supports 1000 adults living with complex needs

23 October 2023

Colleagues stood outside Greenside Court

Exemplar Health Care has achieved the latest milestone on its journey of care delivery. Having opened ten new homes in the last year, we’re now delighted to be supporting 1,000 adults living with complex needs.

Since opening our first care home, Greenside Court, in 2001, we’ve expanded across the North and Midlands to address the significant unmet need for community based, nurse-led complex care services.

Through two decades of commitment to excellence, we’re proud to have solidified ourselves as a trusted and valued partner to the people we support, their loved ones and to local health and care professionals.

We’re now proud providers of 47 care homes across England, that provide exceptional complex care for 1000 adults who would often otherwise be living in a hospital or secure setting if not placed with us.

Over 20 years making every day better for adults with complex needs

Our mission is and has always has been to make every day better for our people.

Over the years, we’ve seen many examples of how our care has improved the lives of those living with complex needs, who have often experienced one or more failed placements throughout their adult lives.

Dearnevale resident, Rob, is one of our longest standing residents, and shares: “I like living at Dearnevale because it is my home. I have built a new family here. I can do what I want to do and I feel looked after and safe at Dearnevale.”

Our person-centred approach is exemplified by the Service User Ambassador and Service User Council initiatives which provide meaningful opportunities for people to play an active role in the running of their home and in the organisation's decision making.

The Council has become central to Exemplar Health Care’s operations. Council members propose new ideas for policies or initiatives, ensuring they have a shared voice that helps shape the organisation.

A proud employer of over 4500 colleagues

We’re also proud to be an employer for over 4500 colleagues, who all play a vital role in making every day better for the people we support.

Since our roots started as a healthcare consultancy and training company, we’ve long continued our commitment to learning and development.

We’re proud to offer a robust induction programme and extensive learning opportunities for all our colleagues, which has seen many colleagues progress within their career and now holding senior roles in the company.

Christine Mann, Health Care Assistant at Dearnevale, is one of our longest standing colleagues with 16 years service. She shares: 

“I started working here when we had just one unit open and now we’ve grown to a 44 bed home. The thing I enjoy most about coming to work is spending time with our service users - everything I do is for them. I retire next year but I still plan to come back regularly for a coffee and a catch up. Dearnevale has become a home away from home and we’re all a big family.”


A message from the CEO

Steve Melton, CEO of Exemplar Health Care, said:

“Today’s milestone serves as a testament to the trust placed in us by commissioners, individuals, and their families and reflects the dedication, expertise, and passion of our highly skilled team. Every day I hear incredible success stories from our homes. From individuals being rehabilitated so they can return home, those who have been able to achieve an education goal, or people simply living the lives they want to lead, our teams are making a real difference to so many people."

“As we look ahead, I have every confidence that Exemplar Health Care will continue to lead the way in providing exceptional support to individuals living with complex needs. We are pushing forward with our exciting expansion plans so we can support more people in more communities; continuing to evolve our therapeutic and clinical offers, so that individuals in our homes benefit from consistent and comprehensive expert support from our own teams; and we are empowering the people we support to have a greater say in how our homes and organisation works for them.

“I am exceptionally grateful to everyone who has played a part in Exemplar Health Care’s journey to date, and to every individual who has entrusted us with their care. Our teams continue to strive for excellence, and we are excited for the future and the opportunity to positively transform more lives.”

Want to be part of our exciting journey? Visit our online job search to see our current vacancies.