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Buckinghamshire Care was established in 2013. As a limited company known as a Local Authority Trading Company (LATC). This means we were set up by a local government organisation (Buckinghamshire County Council) who asked us to run some of their support services.

Although our history is short – our heritage is not:

October 2013
Buckinghamshire Care was established and begins to deliver a wide range of adult social care services across Buckinghamshire.

January 2014
Thrift Farm celebrates its 36th year as a working farm and vocational and rural training centre for clients.

Buckinghamshire Care is responsible for this 52-acre site which is operated for and by our clients.

January 2014
Our first opportunities centre – in Aylesbury – opens its doors. A unique and fully- equipped centre, complete with hydrotherapy pool, a wonderful garden, numerous activity rooms and a sensory room begins to provide services to the local community.

April 2014
Buckinghamshire Care acquires two new services in north Buckinghamshire, in the villages of Steeple Claydon and Wing – previously operated by Age UK.

May 2014
Buckinghamshire Care welcomes a new day care centre when it acquires an older adults’ service based in Denham, previously operated by the Freemantle Trust.

June 2014
Seeleys House respite service celebrates its 32nd birthday, having been opened in June 1983 as a special care unit for people with learning disabilities, aged 18 or over.

August 2014
Our community laundry service celebrates its 20th birthday, collecting and delivering laundry to people’s homes and taking the worry away from those who want to concentrate on the more important things in life.

More than just a laundry service, our trained staff have always combined deliveries with a ‘safe and well check’ to make sure our clients have all they need.

October 2014
Buckinghamshire Care opens it second, newly-built and refurbished centre – Buckingham Opportunities Centre in the heart of the town.

Dating back to 1879, this former Buckingham School has retained its spirit with many of the original features which combine the old and the new in this vibrant centre in the heart of the town.

December 2014
Our new ‘Branching Out’  service is launched, offering opportunities to those with a range of disabilities by giving them a chance to access the workplace, gain new skills and enhance their employability.

January 2015
Buckinghamshire Care launches its home care service to Buckinghamshire residents and beyond.

People requiring a little extra help at home receive services from an experienced and trained Buckinghamshire Care team. This service compliments our home-delivered laundry service which operates across the south east.

March 2015
Buckinghamshire Care is recognised on the national stage for its innovative supported employment work at the prestigious Laing Buisson Awards held in Central London.

April 2015
Buckinghamshire Care reaches the regional finals in Buckinghamshire County Council’s ‘Dignity in Care’ Awards, for our supported employment work.

We are also awarded the ‘highly commended’ status for our arts project, which saw staff empower clients to create displayed artwork across our Aylesbury Opportunities Centre.

April 2015
Buckinghamshire Care opens its third new centre in Chesham – a modern building built across two floors, a short distance from the town centre.

July 2015
Chesham Opportunities Centre is officially opened.

September 2015
Buckinghamshire Care are nominated as regional finalists for the National Apprenticeship Awards.

October 2015
Buckinghamshire Care win the regional final for the  National Apprenticeship Awards.

November 2015
Burnham Opportunities Centre opens to clients following extensive refurbishment.

December 2015
Buckinghamshire Care claims two accolades at the Great British Care Awards.

December 2015
Thrift Farm opens its purpose build Food4Thought Café.

February 2016
Buckinghamshire Care win Newcomer SME Employer Award at the National Apprenticeship Awards.

March 2016
Buckinghamshire Care are awarded the Skills for Care Accolade for Best Recruitment Initiative.

April 2016
Chesham Outreach move into their new base at Chesham Opportunities Centre.

May 2016
Buckinghamshire Care scoop a coveted Great British Care award and Burnham Opportunities Centre is officially opened by Cllr Mike Appleyard

August 2016
Thrift Farm gain the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence.

If you would like to find out more, getting in touch is easy.
Call: 0333 121 0201, send us a message or email hello@buckinghamshirecare.co.uk