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Active Care Group

1 Suffolk Way, Sevenoaks TN13 1YL

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About Active Care Group

Active Care Group is the UK’s leading provider of complex care. People are at the heart of everything we do. By providing the best quality care tailored for individual needs, we improve people’s lives. We’ve won multiple awards for our specialist care of patients. Our complex care services include supporting patients with acquired brain injury, acquired spinal injury, neurological conditions, learning disabilities, as well as respiratory & ventilation conditions.

What we do at Active Care Group

At Active Care Group we provide pathways of care that are progressive and personalised. We combine personal support and clinical expertise together with therapeutic and rehabilitation services. By doing this, we enable our service users to live the most rewarding lives possible, whether they remain in their home or are cared for in one of our specialist care facilities.

As a leading provider of rehabilitation and complex care services in the UK, we can offer you a highly rewarding clinical or care career. At Active Care Group we employ over 4000 members of staff, who in turn support more than 2000 clients across England, Scotland and Wales, at one of our 60 locations. (suggested addition) Our employees include clinicians and care professionals. We employ care assistants, nurses, carers, support workers, therapists, physios, doctors, consultants and more. Read on to find out more about what we do, who we support, who we employ and what our values and staff support and inclusion goals are.

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Complex Care Services Provided by Active Care Group

We serve the following groups of service users:

● Young people
● Adults

These are the services we offer at Active Care Group:

Adult mental health

● Psychiatric intensive care units
● Acute units
● Residential services
● Specialist multidisciplinary teams (MDTs)
● Developing skills through hobbies and activities
● Creating personalised care plans
● Support for those facing the hardest challenges
● Assisting individuals to return home

Adult learning disabilities

● Helping individuals to develop and grow
● Support to live the very best life
● We want service users to feel they are being supported by a family
● Encouraging service users to learn new skills, and activities
● Experienced at providing support to individuals with learning disabilities and conditions associated with autism
● Transformative support and care
● Therapeutic care
● Service users may have mental health conditions including schizophrenia and bi-polar
● Service users may have physical conditions such as epilepsy

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Residential care

● Specialised residential care
● Children and adults
● Purpose-built facilities
● Award-winning service
● 24/7 support
● Pioneering complex care
● Acquired brain or spinal cord injuries
● Progressive neurological conditions
● Physical disabilities including epilepsy
● Challenging behaviours
● Person-centred care
● Intensive support through to light-touch care
● Tailored care packages
● Supporting service users build a more independent future
● Strategically located to local amenities

Specialist respiratory care

● The Lane Fox Remeo Respiratory Centre
● State-of-the-art facility run in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
● Continued care for patients between ICU and home care
● Invasive and non-invasive ventilation
● 20-bed respiratory centre in Redhill

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CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

● Recovery-focused treatment
● Young people with mental health conditions
● Working with service users and their families
● Tier 4 CAMHS hospital
● Severe or complex mental health conditions
● Intensive in-patient treatment

Children’s complex needs

● Young people up to the age of 18
● Severe physical or learning disabilities
● Challenging behaviours
● Nurturing environments
● We believe everyone can learn to grow and improve
● Service users are made to feel they are part of our family
● 25 years of experience
● Long and short term care

Home care

● 25 years experience of home care services delivery
● Children, young people, adults
● Brain injury and spinal cord injury
● Neurological conditions and neurodegenerative diseases
● Respiratory conditions
● Gastro-intestinal conditions and PEG feeding
● Holistic care: personal, social and emotional needs

Neurological rehabilitation

● Award winning neuro-rehabilitation services
● Evidence-based outcomes
● Adults with neurological conditions from injury, illness of disease
● Pioneering care
● Care, support and recovery services
● Person-centred rehabilitation
● Latest technology and therapies

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“Without Active Care Group I wouldn’t have made the recovery I have”
Michelle - Service User

Supported living care

● Resident care
● 24/7 support where needed
● Each service is placed close to local amenities
● Developing core life skills
● Assisting with supporting independence (getting dressed, domestic help)

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Careers at Active Care Group

Everyone at Active Care Group is committed to patient centred care and we welcome candidates who are passionate about care. With career opportunities for candidates who are looking to start their career in care including support workers, newly qualified nurses and therapists right through to expert clinicians, experienced therapists and doctors we have over 4000 employees who help us achieve our goal of improving lives.

We employ a wide range of care and clinical staff as outlined below and by joining our passionate team you can develop your career in care with our sector leading training and development in a supportive and professional environment:

Care Assistants, Support Workers, Rehabilitation Assistants along with Senior and Team Leader roles - complete your QCFs with us and progress your career or join an apprenticeship to train as a Therapist or Nurse.

Nurses (RGNs, RMNs and RNLDs) of all levels from Preceptorships, Staff Nurses, Senior Staff Nurse, Clinical Leads, Ward Managers, Matrons and NMC Registered Home Managers – guided by our Director of Nursing to ensure our Nurses have support from an experienced NMC registered nurse.

AHPs (Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, SALTs, Psychologists) from newly qualified through to Head of Therapies and Consultants you can progress through your career with us with the support and guidance of our Group Professional Lead For Therapies, including support for our AHPs to pursue further postgraduate specialist qualifications.

Psychiatrists, Doctors and Consultants to provide specialist care for the people we support, we employ a range of medical staff who are all supported by our Chief Medical Officer.

Registered Home Managers and Hospital Directors lead our amazing teams, clinically qualified they tirelessly support their teams and the people we support ensuring our homes and hospitals are providing the best care possible and our teams are engaged.

Every person who works with us at Active Care Group becomes part of a positive and passionate team, with the same commitment to ensuring the people we support live as rewarding and independent lives as possible. You will play a crucial role in our multi-disciplinary team, working with specialists, therapists and healthcare partners, as well as community services. We will support you in delivering tailored care and activity programmes for the person(s) you are supporting, putting all our combined efforts towards achieving the best outcomes possible.

Mental Health Services Multidisciplinary Team

We care for those who are facing the hardest challenges and need the greatest level of support with their mental health, in a secure and safe environment. Our specialist multidisciplinary care team includes mental health nurses and care assistants working in a wider team that includes doctors, therapists and psychologists to achieve our primary aim of helping the people we support improve to a point where they no longer need to stay with us, allowing them to return home.

We also operate specialist and tailored residential services to offer rehabilitation and supported living to adults with a diagnosed mental health condition. While most of our facilities are all-gender we do have one specialist service just for vulnerable females with complex mental health conditions.

Our mental health nurses and care assistants are supported by the matron and/or ward manager. Our head of nursing ensures teams are organised and that excellent care is delivered throughout.

Learning Disabilities Support and Care Staff

We want everyone we support to feel as if they are being supported by a family member and to feel at home with us. Our teams help design care plans with the people we support and their family members so that they are involved in choosing the life they would like to live.

Support workers provide day-to-day care and activities with input and support from our MDT team including psychologists, occupational therapists, and speech & language therapists. Building confidence through the learning new skills and encouraging trying out new hobbies and activities.

Residential Care Staff

Our industry-leading residential care services provide a warm, nurturing, and welcoming environment, based in the heart of local communities throughout the UK. Supporting people with complex care needs, such as acquired brain or spinal cord injuries, as well as progressive neurological conditions, learning disabilities and/or challenging behaviours.

With a multidisciplinary team that helps to create activity programmes and provide the best support for each individual including money management, travel training, food preparation and other support to build independence and confidence. These teams may include therapists, nurses, support workers and other healthcare specialists.

Respiratory Care Team

This team of specialist respiratory nurses, physiotherapists, consultants and occupational therapists provides long-term respiratory support, both non-invasive ventilation and invasive ventilation, and support in ‘weaning’ patients from invasive mechanical ventilation. You will be joining a multidisciplinary team who love what they do and are driven to providing exceptional care.

“I am incredibly proud to be leading a remarkable team and providing a service to support people with long-term conditions. Our patients' journeys can be long and challenging, and being a part of the journey to make their lives better is such a privilege.”
Michelle - Managing Director

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Our CAMHs units include PICU, General Adolescent Units (GAU) and Eating Disorders with dedicated MDTs consisting of adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and therapists. Our hospital has its own Ofsted-registered school onsite, so our young people can continue with their studies while receiving treatment.

Children’s Complex Care Employees

We provide round the clock specialist care for young people up to the age of 18 with complex physical health problems, with either severe physical or learning disabilities, a combination of the two or long-term conditions, in addition to those who display challenging behaviours associated with their diagnosis

Neurological Rehabilitation Staff

We have a number of award-winning neuro-rehabilitation services throughout the UK where we achieve life-changing, evidence-based outcomes for adults with neurological conditions resulting from injury, illness or disease. We develop person-centred rehabilitation programmes, delivered by a dedicated multidisciplinary team. Our aim is to maximise recovery and independence, ensuring the people we support gain the skills to return home or to a supported environment.

Care In The Home Teams

You will be committed to providing evidence-based high-quality care.

Your role enables clients to fulfil their own goals and live the best life possible, in their own homes. Working as part of a MDT you will aim to fully understand all the needs of each person we help, and create flexible, personalised support and care plans for them. The team put the service user at the centre, to help them live a more independent and active life.

Live In Care Staff

Live in carers will provide one-to-one support to people in their own homes. You’ll get involved with day-to-day activities and domestic tasks - and also talking and sharing a moment with service users.

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Our Values

It’s our belief that by caring for our own team, we can improve the quality of care provided to those we look after. To this end, we will support you to do the very best job that you can. Empowering individuals to pursue their dreams, reach their potential and develop core life skills is gratifying in so many ways.

Joining our team is your chance to develop a meaningful career, as well as pursue your dreams.

We believe in a world where service users are supported by a collaborative and person-centred care team, offering holistic care with kindness. We believe everyone should have the chance to live their best life.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to continuing to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion is woven through everything we do.

We are committed to understanding our current position on inclusion and building on it where we can. We will be sharing the data we gather and learn and this will be the foundation of our diversity forum. It will be tied to our whole approach to clinical and care delivery.

We encourage all colleagues to have a voice, share ideas and concerns either by speaking with their line manager or a speak up champion.

Our commitments are for colleagues to feel they can be themselves, and supported to be their best self, for no one to feel they suffer from unfair treatment, and that they are a part of a just and learning culture.

“We are all different, together. Everyone at Active Care Group is committed to continuing to make diversity, equality, and inclusion part of everything we do. This is a place where every great idea can be heard, and everybody belongs.”

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Pay and Benefits at Active Care Group

-25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
-Your birthday off
-Access to the Active Learning Hub, to benefit from wide range of elearning and training
-Access to apps for keeping up to date with internal communications
-Discounts and savings on your weekly shop
-Free 24 hour confidential employee assistance
-Programme helpline
-Pension contribution
-Access to join a Medicash health plan for you and your family to save money on everyday health essentials
-Active awards programme
-Enhanced sick and maternity pay
-Refer a friend scheme and earn yourself a bonus for recommending someone you know
-Support and develop your career with Active Care Group

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