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Empowering people to live well today and to thrive tomorrow,

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A warm welcome

The social gathering when entering a home is key. When you walk into a Berkley Care home, it’s so rewarding to see residents and families socialising in lounge or bistro, taking part in activities and having a smile on their face. This is the life and soul of a care home that feels vibrant and makes you feel part of the home. Whilst we can design, build and furnish the space, it’s the people that truly make it a home.

How we interact with families, staff and residents is unique to Berkley and we are dedicated to providing the best experience from the moment they walk through the door. We want families to say ‘this isn’t want I thought a care home would be like.’

I’m incredibly proud of every single person that works for Berkley Care Group, and the care sector as a whole. The smiles on the staff’s faces and the joy it brings them to see the smiles on residents faces, day in day out – it’s humbling to see.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER | BERKLEY CARE

 Clariane in the UK

The Clariane Group has been present in the UK since 2021 with the acquisition of Berkley Care Group.

Clariane, are the leading European community of care in times of vulnerability.

Clariane mission

Through our presence at the side of those confronted with illness, accidents or situations of vulnerability or isolation, through the care and support we provide every day, and through the support we give to loved ones and caregivers, we aim to take care of each person’s humanity in times of vulnerability.

Clariane in a nutshell

Who we are and why we do it

As we continue to grow and evolve as an organisation over time, we remain committed to putting our residents at the heart of all that we do. Our employees are key to helping us achieve this.

Our mission is to empower people to live well today and thrive tomorrow. We do this by providing luxury living with a focus on wellness and fun, alongside our three core values…

Our Values

Trust

To be sincere, transparent and empathetic when working with residents.

Initiative

To elevate the skills of our staff, ensuring all team members are committed to our residents and work with courage.

Responsibility

To work with integrity, strive to provide the best quality and ensure that our actions are sustainable

Award-winning people, care and homes

Our award-winning homes have been listed multiple times as a top 20 care home by carehome.co.uk, alongside winners and finalists in the Care Awards 2020.

Meet the Senior Team

It’s the people at Berkley that make this a fantastic place to work, to live and to spend time in. Some of our key people committed to the happiness of residents and staff.

Laura Taylor

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Laura Joined BCG in June 2021 bringing with her 20 years experience in the care sector, working across a variety of different settings, most recently as Operations Director for Bupa’s Retirement living business Richmond Villages.

Laura is responsible for leading the Operations, quality and sales teams at Berkley Care Group. Laura is passionate about putting the customer first and ensuring that the group consistently delivers the highest standard of care and hospitality to residents.

Simon Penfold

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Simon joined Berkley Care Group in June 2021 with more than 25 years of experience in the health and social care sector. Most recently Simon was Chief Financial Officer at Elizabeth Finn Homes, a role he held for almost 10 years. An FCCA qualified accountant, Simon is responsible for leading the finance team at Berkley Care Group and the day to day financial administrative and operational functions of the business, including budgeting and setting objectives for performance and growth.

Leah-Marie Smith

CHIEF HR OFFICER

Leah joined Berkley Care Group in 2021, bringing with her over 17 years in the care sector within a variety of roles, most recently as a Director of HR. Leah is a value-focused leader who leads our strategic and operational People strategies, with a particular passion for developing individuals and organisations, whilst constantly striving to deliver the best employee experience.

Paul Brady

REGIONAL OPERATIONS MANAGER

Paul has many years’ experience as an operator and leader of large teams, his role with Berkley Care has many responsibilities, the most important being to lead, develop and support our General Managers, and their teams, to enable them to deliver outstanding care to our residents. He believes passionately in the power of team work and encourages all of our team members to take responsibility and work together for the benefit of our residents.

Kathryn Clayton

SALES & MARKETING MANAGER

Kat joined Berkley in 2023 and bringing a wealth of experience in marketing and sales in care sector. Kat has genuine passion for customer-centric care and a commitment to delivering exceptional customer experiences. At Berkley she works with all homes to drive awareness and occupancy whilst keeping residents at the heart of everything she does.

Louise Atherton

HEAD OF QUALITY AND RISK

An RGN with thirty years’ post-registration experience, Louise has worked predominantly in care home and hospice settings at a Senior Clinical Lead level. She holds a post-registration degree in specialist care home nursing practice and has held Quality and Governance roles. She is a member of the National Care Home Nurses Forum and the Community Nurses Executive Network.

Vanessa Aldridge

PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO THE CEO

Vanessa has over 20 years of experience in Customer Services and experience gained in Facilities Management and National Housing Building sector inclusive of a wealth of knowledge in managing a winning team to achieve common goals through her leadership. She has excellent organisational and communication skills. Throughout Vanessa’s career she is passionate about making a difference and adding value to her role and the business, she strongly believes in the Berkley Care Group Mission to deliver first-class care.

Nadine Barlow

HEAD OF PEOPLE

Nadine joined Berkley Care Group in January 2023 bringing with her more than 16 years’ experience in HR Business Partner, Employee Relations Specialist and HR Transformation roles. Nadine has spent more than half her career in Independent Sector Healthcare working with hospital teams. As Head of People at Berkley Care, Nadine’s passion is to empower, enable and enhance people leaders, provide high quality HR solutions and support leaders in realising Berkley’s purpose through its people.

Taking care of our people

It’s the people at Berkley Care that turn our purpose-built building into homes and make them a fantastic place to work.

Our highly experienced Home Managers and their professional teams offer the very best support to our residents to encourage them to maintain their independence, live happily and to provide personalised care whenever needed.
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Taking care of the planet

Here at Berkley Care, our care is extending to the planet and how we can help be more eco-conscious across our homes.

We’re actively trying to reduce our carbon footprint with various evolving strategies, that include recycling in all homes, reducing our reliance on plastic medication pots, plastic drinking straws and replacing them with paper and using technology to create efficiencies, specifically in our wage slips, and creation of care plans for residents.

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