Asking for help and finding the right support for someone in need can be challenging. We try to make this process as easy as possible and our flexible, hands-on approach means that, together, we’ll make great things happen.
Alan Tolan, Director
At Sun Healthcare, our starting point is the individual. We provide personalised care and support services so that people can enjoy life and reach their potential. We specialise in supported living services, nursing and residential care homes for the elderly and adults with learning or physical disabilities, mental health needs or autism. Offering a consistently high-quality service is our number one goal in everything we do. Discover more about quality at Sun Healthcare and view our
CQC inspection reports.
Our Vision is for all individuals to lead a fulfilling life. Our Mission is to provide personal and flexible support for people of all abilities. Our Values are dignity and respect, independence and choice, and empowerment. Our Belief is that all people, regardless of disability or illness, have the right to make informed choices, live as independently and as safely as possible within the community, and participate and contribute as equal citizens.
Back in 2001, Sun Healthcare started life as a small, family company with two nursing homes in Yorkshire. Following a management buy-out in 2007, by directors Alan Tolan and Steven Garside, we have grown steadily and organically to become seven services, employing 400 staff across the Midlands and northern England.
Our services are built around the individual, their needs, wishes and aspirations. Each person is actively involved in developing and reviewing the care they receive to give them choice and control over their life. We work in partnership with the individual’s family and other social and healthcare professionals to provide a holistic approach to support – as we know this is what will make the difference in achieving positive outcomes.
As part of our culture of inclusivity, involvement and independence, we have a service user forum to ensure the views of people within our homes and our supported living services are heard and acted upon.
We also have various ‘champions’ – both residents and staff – who act as advocates and help others in our homes. These include:
– Dignity champions
– Dementia champions
– Communications champions.
Whilst every day is full of achievements, both big and small, for our staff and residents, here are some accomplishments that we are proud of:
– Jubilee Court has achieved the Autism Accreditation from The National Autistic Society
– We are CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Scheme) accredited and a member of the British Safety Council
– Winner of the Great Care Awards in 2011 for best care team and finalist in 2010. Regional Winner of the Great British Care Awards in 2018 and finalists in 2019.
A service is only as good as the people who deliver it – and we understand that staff are our best asset. We choose employees based on skills and qualifications, but crucially, whether they have a caring and supportive nature. All staff undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and are offered training and assistance to enable them to reach their potential.
“Our goal is to provide the type of quality care that really makes a difference. As a qualified nurse, I know how big an impact services like ours can have and how they can enrich people’s quality of life.”
Alan Tolan, Director.