Our Residential Carers

The high-quality carers and the exceptional calibre of our team make The Retreat Care Home so special. You'll find that our caring staff not only look after your care needs, they become your friends.

Loving and compassionate, they will help you feel at home from your first day, showing an interest in you as an individual, and working with you to make your stay both enjoyable and fulfilling.

The Retreat Care Home works with high-quality carers, who meet our requirements with respect to character, personality, disposition, qualifications, skills and maturity.

Our residential Care Staff have a genuine interest in the mental, emotional and physical well-being of those for whom they care.  They are all keen to participate in our continuous staff training programme, ensuring that our quality of care at The Retreat is always of the highest standard.

Carers trained by Nurse Director

Professionally trained Residential Carers

We are very proud of our residential Carers; many of them have been with The Retreat Care Home since the start. Our continuous training policy ensures that we deliver the highest quality of care possible. Our team is always up to date on the latest health and safety issues such as lifting and food hygiene. We have a strong consistent base of female and male carers that come from a variety of backgrounds. All have good English-speaking skills.

We train our residential Care Staff in basic clinical skills that has improved our health and social care provision for older people.  This improves our resident’s quality of life by enhancing their well-being and by making them more comfortable.

Older people and their relatives want the stability of a ‘home-for-life’.  So when we successfully manage any increase in complex care needs, this offers them more security. The health-orientated training of our residential Carers produces increased confidence and professionalism.  There are strong relationships with visiting community nurses and GP’s.

Care Quality Assurance

We will not assign residential Carers to clients before they have passed our careful recruitment and vetting process and the professionally-recognised Skills for Care Induction.

We offer good value for money!

Carers trained by Nurse Director

Initial interview

Candidates are interviewed and tested. Requirements: good character, pleasant personality, cheerful disposition, adequate qualifications, skills and maturity.

Documents check

Verification of the CV, previous qualifications and training, and work references. Relevant skills and good references are required.

Identity and DBS check

Thorough DBS criminal record and identity check.

 Excellent training

Recruiting the best carers. All our residential Carers must successfully complete our in-house care certificate training programme before they commence work.

 Continuous professional development

Our Carers can access further short training courses, either online or by attending our Sunshine Care Training School.

NVQ in Care

Every care worker is required to undertake the NVQ in Care within six months of joining our organisation.


Nurse-led supervision.

Meet our high-quality Carers

You can meet our high-quality residential Carers at the Retreat Care Home from Plymouth, Devon! Our address is: The Retreat Care Home, Belle Vue Road, Hooe, Plymstock, Plymouth, Devon, UK, PL9 9NR. We look forward to meeting you!

For any question regarding our residential Carers, you can call our advisers on 0800 955 0069 or send an email to

Considering the high-quality Carers we employ, The Retreat Care Home from Plymouth is a good alternative to Home Care, but if you are looking for live in home care we recommend our sister company Sunshine Care (see https://www.sunshinecare.co.uk/)

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