Luxury Living and Exceptional Care

Innovation

Innovation defines Berkley Care Group. We strive to enhance the lives of our residents by continually examining and re-looking at how we design and build our homes, from their locations to the construction materials, from the type of food we serve to the artwork in the foyer.

To continually innovate in a sector where new homes are being built at a rate of knots is a challenge we intentionally set ourselves. We strive to be different by catering for the needs of the current and pre-empting those of future generations of elderly people. That is not to say that we are in the habit of change for change’s sake. The adage of "If it ain’t broke don’t fix it" is universal and our experience allows us to make sound judgements on best practices old and new.

The question we ask of every addition to our homes is "Does it enhance the lives of our residents?" We have created the Innovations Gallery where you can look at how we are shaping the way elderly care is delivered in modern Britain.

Explore our innovations

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Originality

Innovation is the path we tread to find new solutions to old problems, our originality is about the desire to provide variety, bring great design and aesthetics to a building so that it becomes a home but remains interesting to those people who call it so.

Comfort is only one part of the recipe and increasingly, people who are entering their later years in the 21st century have led sophisticated, cultured lives, mostly from having enjoyed an adulthood in prosperous and open Post-War Britain. They are increasingly engaged in technology and their tastes in music and food are broad and fascinating. Our originality of thinking in design, and about how people today live their lives means that we are able to integrate this diversity into a product which is still homely, warm and compassionate. Visit our gallery of the homes’ interiors to see how and where we are bringing exciting design, original art and technological solutions into care homes.

Dynamism

As we design and build new care homes across the South of England, we arrive at different communities, each one with its own unique set of needs and challenges. Many sites are ‘brownfield’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownfield_land or in locations which might be unsuitable for residential houses but perfect for a care home. Being able to adapt to these varying circumstances means being dynamic. Adapting to an area’s changing care requirements and being able to service the local need with minimal disruption is how a Berkley Care Home operates. We don’t offer the same services in all of our homes if there is no demand for it. By focusing on what is surplus to demand, we ensure that are efforts squarely target the needs of our residents and those of the community at large.

Dynamism

Delivery

We deliver quality care to our residents and ROI to our investors. Our construction partnerships are built on solid foundations and as a result xx% completed on or before time. Our dedication to creative, multi-platform marketing ensures that there is a plan to fill each home as it comes on line. In the last year alone we have delivered four new care homes; Shinfield View, Cumnor Hill House, Ryefield Court and Leycester House. All of these homes are performing at or above their forecasts and we are looking at another three sites in 2017.

It's a compelling package; Innovation, originality, dynamism and delivery. No one of these works without the other and the proof of our particular pudding is in the wonderful care homes we have produced, which over 450 people call home.

Delivery

Our Homes

Seamus Halton

Seamus Halton

Chief Executive Officer | | Tel: 07500 554 715

In 1982 Seamus started his working life in the hospitality industry working in Hotels Pubs and Restaurants. In 1992 Seamus sold his pub and hotel businesses and started a consultancy business. As a result of this he became involved in turning around failing businesses. In 1993 he came across his first Care home. He was fascinated and horrified in equal measure that good service and high standards seem to have passed the care industry by.

In 1996 Seamus invested into a 77 bed care home in Oxfordshire called The Close which was predominantly focused on state funded clients. Over a period of 5 years the existing home was demolished and transformed into a high end hotel style boutique care home with unique facilities which have subsequently been copied by a number of operators recently. The home had the first bistro bar open to the public as well as unique private dining room for families and friends. In 2013 after 17 years Seamus sold his interest in the home in order to continue to focus on developing care facilities with a major focus on hotel style accommodation.

In 2000 he founded Carebase in London and the South east that started with one home and by 2010 had grown to 16. The majority of the homes were purpose built. Indeed Seamus built the first specialist dementia home in London in 2002. In 2010 having become disillusioned with the way a small business became a big business that no longer put its customers first, Seamus left to set up Berkley Care Group

Luxury living exceptional care is the mission statement that Seamus and his partners strive to achieve. With five homes currently open and a further two in construction Seamus is looking to develop more new builds but has promised to open no more than 10 homes in order to ensure that the customers and their families get first class service in surroundings unsurpassed across the UK. He is determined to ensure that residents coming to live in a Berkley Care Home will be entertained, wined and dined and treated like royalty!

Seamus Halton

Jenny Fuller

Operations Director | | Tel: 07832 142 599

Jenny Fuller has a lifetime of experience in care. She started as a carer and worked her way up to a home manager.

In 2002 she was promoted to business manager in 2005. She was also the lead commissioning manager for new build care homes.

Jenny co-founded The Berkley Care Group in 2010 and is responsible for recruiting and leading our care teams. Her passion is to ensure that our residents lives are enhanced by the relationships that they build with our staff.

Jenny is extremely proud that all of the care homes commissioned by the Berkley Care Group have been a success. Our first home opened in October 2011 and won 'Best Care Home Award 2014' in the Caring Times National Care Awards. All of the homes met all standards within their CQC inspections, all homes have been the best homes in their area for recommendations on the carehomes.co.uk website, with unsurpassed reputations for the care provided.

Seamus Halton
Adam Sharp

Adam Sharp

Chief Financial Officer | | Tel: 07963 831 521

Adam has been involved in the care sector since 2005 when he joined Carebase as Group Financial Controller.

After reading law at the University of East Anglia he qualified as a chartered secretary at Ernst & Young.

He then gained experience of banking and corporate finance by working in the M & A department of Sanwa Bank but decided to pursue a career in the more glamorous world of accountancy.

He was recruited to become the Divisional Accountant for the $50m turnover UK Defence Division of Sodexho the multi national catering business. He later qualified as an ACCA and subsequently an FCCA.

During his time in the care home sector he has so far been involved in the financing, development and opening of 12 care homes mostly at the luxury end of the market. As well as running the finance and accounting operations for a group of care homes he has been involved in the acquisition and disposal of a number of homes.

Demi Fuller

Demi Fuller

Operations Manager | | Tel: 07928 962593

Demi joined Berkley Care Group in 2012, working in different roles from administrator, carer, senior carer and deputy manager.

She joined the senior management team at the end of 2015 supporting the commissioning process throughout the group, whilst also achieving a number of qualifications within care and management.

Her achievements include Business Administration, NVQ level 3 and 5 in Health and Social Care, level 3 in End of Life Care as well an equivalent to first year Master’s Degree in Strategic Senior Management.

Demi - "One of the big blessings about working in care is making a difference to the lives of people we work with, giving them a reason to wake up in the morning and empowering our staff to be able to deliver the very best care for our residents. It's highly motivating to be able to deliver such a service to our residents in the wonderful homes we have created."

Demi Fuller
Carol Halton

Carol Halton

Creative Director | | Tel: 07817 972 901

With a background in travel and hotel marketing (Kuoni Travel) and general marketing (Acxiom & CACI) Carol now uses her creative flair to deliver a harmonious and luxurious interior to our developments.

Carol has also designed interiors for a Hotel in West London & Kensington residential apartments. In addition, her plant & landscape design qualifications lend themselves to creating integrated and user friendly outdoor spaces.

Her marketing credentials add value to the teams coordination of branding, advertising & communications both across the group & for each individual home.

Berkley Care Group Timeline


Since 1982 we have led the care industry with new initiatives time and again.



Now
Entry to Care Sector

2017

Planning applied for two new sites

2017

On site at Charteridge

2016

Planning obtained for a care home in Charteridge

2016

Four brand new homes opened

Shinfield View, Cumnor Hill House, Ryefield Court, Leycester House

2014

Bayfield Court & Maids Moreton Hall sold

2013

Sold shareholding in The Close Care Home

2013

Groveland Park opens

2012

Maids Moreton Hall opened

2011

First care home, Bayfield Court opens

2010

Incorporated Berkley Care Group

2000

Appointed Managing Director of Carebase

1996

Becomes Managing Director The Close Care Home

1993

Seamus Halton founded care consultancy

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