Care UK to create further 480 jobs with new care homes

Care UK is to create a further 480 jobs over the next year, as part of a £170m nationwide care home expansion programme.

The group says it is on track with its ambitious growth strategy, with 870 jobs nationwide already created, and a further 480 in the pipeline over the next 12 months.

Care UK will create 100 new posts when it opens Mountfitchet House, near Stansted. Across Essex and Suffolk it is investing £66m in new homes, including 10 replacement homes in Suffolk.

The 1,350 full and part-time jobs across the UK include career opportunities for carers and nurses as well as positions in support services and management.

Over the past 15 months Care UK has opened 10 new, state-of-the-art care homes that represent an investment of approximately £76m. Another 15 homes are currently being built or about to be built, bringing with them additional investment of more than £95m. (New Orpington care home pictured.)

Paul Humphreys, Group Finance Director of Care UK, said: “Our programme of new home openings is evidence of the dedication we have to raising standards in the care sector through an investment in our care environments, the services we provide and the people who we employ.'