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Posted on 22nd August 2016
Derby care home provider hailed one of the top 1000 companies to inspire Britain
Family-run Adept Care Homes, which owns Douglas Court care home in Ivy Square, Derby, has been recognised in the London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’.
Now in its third edition, the report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the UK.
Dave Lock, managing director of Adept Care Homes, said: “It’s our 30th anniversary this year and this accolade is a great way to celebrate, validating just how far we have come since we bought our first home in 1986. To be held up an inspiration to other companies is fantastic and testament to our reputation as a provider of quality residential and dementia care, with first class facilities, dedicated care teams and engaging social programmes.”
He added that, since founding the company, he had always ensured that each home was somewhere he would be happy for his parents to live in. “My mum lived at one of our care homes in Leicestershire until she passed away and my dad returned home after a respite stay there. I was so pleased, from a relative’s perspective, that both were comfortable and happy. The compassion and dedication of our staff team that I saw first-hand has reinforced my pride in what we do.”
Adept Care Homes owns seven care homes across the Midlands. Each home prides itself on having a ‘good’ rating with the Care Quality Commission. The group promotes independence and respects, choice, privacy and dignity within its tailored care plans, and uses a pioneering dementia approach developed by Stirling University to ensure residents retain their freedom by subtly stimulating social interaction. It values aptitude as much as qualifications when recruiting, providing on-going personal development and offering promotion from within, while all employees across the group are entitled to the government’s new National Living Wage, not just those over the age of 25.