Quantum Care is a not for profit company which allows us to focus on what’s best for our residents, rather than what’s best for shareholders. Central to who we are is our commitment to person centred care, a goal we achieve by following our Rhythm of Life initiative.
Started in 1992, Quantum Care was one of the first companies created to operate homes formerly owned and run by local authorities. With a vision to place residents at the heart of our work, Quantum Care successfully completed a £30 million rebuild and refurbishment programme over the next decade. In 2005 Quantum Care opened its first home in Essex - Tye Green Lodge. Our first home in Bedfordshire - Trefoil House - followed in 2010, with Dukeminster Court in Dunstable completed in 2015. Since that time, we have completed several new build projects and are currently building two new homes in Biggleswade (opening September 2021) and Bushey (opening late 2022).
Governance of Quantum Care is entrusted to a Board of up to ten non-executive members, who bring a wide range of skills and business experience, plus four experienced executive, non-voting directors.
The Board of Quantum Care meets up to nine times a year and its primary role is to agree the strategic direction of the company, ensure that policies, procedures and resources are in place to achieve strategic objectives and monitor progress against them. It also ensures the company is compliant with statutory legislation, contractual requirements and regulatory processes. The Board delegates day to day management of the company to the Chief Executive.
The Board also delegates regular monitoring to a range of specialist sub-committees, including audit and finance, remuneration, development and quality assurance. Each sub-committee is chaired by a non-executive director and reports directly to the Board.
Quantum Care are members of the National Care Forum – the leading voice for not-for-profit care providers. A national perspective may be available from firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting 02476243619. More details on NCF available at www.nationalcareforum.org.uk.