Gender Pay Gap analysis gives positive result to Cedar Care


Cedar Care Group comprises a number of companies. Two of these companies are covered by the requirements of the Gender Pay Gap reporting requirements.

The results of the survey has shown that Cedar Care is fully compliant with equality regulations regarding pay for males and females that are employed by the company and although the reporting requirements only reflect two of the companies, the evaluation process was conducted across all the companies and similar results were received on a Home by Home basis.

The directors believe that the outcome of this exercise shows that the company policy of implementing a fair and structured remuneration policy has been accurately reflected in the results returned.

The details of the two companies that were required to report are:


Barker Care Ltd

Male Mean Hourly Rate                                £8.62

Female Mean Hourly Rate                           £10.13

Mean Gender Pay Gap                               -18%

Male Median Hourly Rate                             £7.83

Female Median Hourly Rate                         £8.10

Median Gender Pay Gap                            -3%



Cedar Care Ltd

Male Mean Hourly Rate                                £9.08

Female Mean Hourly Rate                            £9.91

Mean Gender Pay Gap                                -9.10%

Male Median Hourly Rate                             £8.10

Female Median Hourly Rate                         £8.10

Median Gender Pay Gap                              0.00%

Cedar Care amends Privacy Policy to comply with GDPR


This privacy policy sets out how Cedar Care uses and protects any information that is requested by us. In almost all instances, we only request personal information that is required by law or for internal processing and other than required by law, or to give effect to internal requirements (e.g. our accountants for payroll purposes).

Cedar Care is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and has taken steps to ensure compliance with the 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Should you provide certain information by which you or other individuals can be identified, it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Data Collected & Stored
Data we collect and store falls into three categories:
1.Information about applicants for care and our existing residents; their respective “Next of Kin”; or other legal representatives for the resident;
2.Information about job applicants and employees; and
3.Suppliers of products and services

Use of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
At some Homes, we use CCTV. Where located, the CCTV is used for maintaining the security of property and premises and for preventing and investigating crime, it may also be used to monitor staff when carrying out work duties. For these reasons the information processed may include visual images, personal appearance and behaviours. This information may be about staff, residents and relatives, offenders and suspected offenders, members of the public and those inside, entering or in the immediate vicinity of the area under surveillance. Where necessary or required this information is shared with the data subjects themselves, employees and agents, services providers, police forces, security organisations and persons making an enquiry.

Activities with the Data Gathered
We take your privacy seriously and we will only ever collect and use personal information where it is necessary, fair and lawful to do so. We will only use information you have given us permission and/or it is necessary to provide the product or service you require. Data is only shared with third parties, if required to fulfil our obligations to you or to meet legal requirements, as detailed below.

Uses of data might include:
1.For Residents:
To inform members of the Multi-Disciplinary Teams who assist in the provision of clinical advice and support;
To allow Assessment Bodies to undertake a suitable assessment of care needs;
To allow investigating / audit bodies the opportunity to effectively evaluate the level of care provided;
To comply with the Medical Records Act.

2.Next of Kin / Other Legal Representatives
To inform you of changes in the medical condition of the resident;
To inform you of changes contractual issues either between us and the resident or between the Primary Health Provider and you.

3.For Job Applicants / Employees:
To conduct the required suitability / “fitness” tests;
To conduct DBS checks;
To monitor Visa validity and NMC approvals;
To pay salaries.
To provide information to HMRC and government agencies as required by law.
To support suppliers in providing employee benefits such as pensions.

4. For Suppliers:
To ensure payments are made for goods and services.

If you do not wish us to collect and use your individual information in these ways, we may be unable to provide you with essential care services; continue to offer employment; or use your services.

Methods of Protecting Data
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place robust physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect and store digitally (or otherwise on computer) and on paper. Our security measures fully comply with industry standards and best practice.

Part of our security measures is to ensure that organisations with whom we share personally sensitive information, also have robust systems that ensure information we have supplied to them is securely stored and destroyed as soon as its reason for sharing the information has been achieved.

Complaints Regarding Data Storage & Use
Should you have any concerns or complaints relating to issues relating to personally sensitive information that we hold, you should contact the Data Protection Officer, identified below:

Mrs Minal Desai Operations Director
By Post: Cedar Care Homes, 20 Richmond Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1BA
By E-mail:

Data Retention Periods and Means of Data Destruction
In the case of financial records required by HMRC or for information that is subject to the Medical Records Act, we only retain information for the minimum period required by law.

Personally Sensitive Information that is held relating to employees is retained for a maximum period of 12 months after employment has ended; and for Job Applicants information provided as part of the application is destroyed immediately unless we subsequently employ the applicant, in which case, we retain the information for a maximum period of 12 months following employment ending.

All information held in hard copy (i.e. on paper) is shredded and disposed of by way of local council recycling and soft copy (i.e. digital or computerised) records are deleted and fragmented to prevent recovery.

Policy & Process Reviews
This policy is reviewed annually, unless it is required by internal process changes or through operation of law, where an immediate review is undertaken. Any changes to this policy will be notified to you and displayed on our web-site.

The processes that ensure data security are subject to regular audit and staff training is provided to all staff members who have access to personally sensitive information relating to residents, relatives, employees and suppliers in the provisions of the GDPR and the impact on their role.

The Lodge at Oakhill: new luxury residential service for reablement, rehabilitation and respite in Bristol

Having opened on the 14th February 2017, The Lodge at Oakhill is the newest addition to our beautiful Cedar Care group of premises. Unlike any of our homes before, the Lodge offers a completely new and unique service in a luxurious setting for guests who are 45-years-old or older, and need to recuperate following illness or injury. We provide residential post-operative care or convalescent care; reablement or rehabilitation or a place to stay for those who want to enjoy respite care while their loved ones or carers are away.

More details about The Lodge at Oakhill can be found here…

Fundraising at Culverhayes Nursing Home

Our Culverhayes Nursing Home has been very busy lately with fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Society over the last couple of weeks. Our dedicated and enthusiastic team managed to raise a staggering £1,008.50 through the Bath Memory Walk and a Bake Sale.

The Memory Walk took place on a lovely sunny day in Bath, which some of our Residents thoroughly enjoyed, and they were awarded with medals for their attendance!

The bake sale was a success with different types of coffee and yummy homemade cakes which were enjoyed by our residents and their relatives.

All in all, a massive well done to our Culverhayes’ Home Administrator Charlotte Veale for organising both events and a big thank you to our staff at Culverhayes for their help and our residents and their families for the support!

New Home under development

Cedar Care Home is currently developing a new home in the Bristol area. Wesley College is a period building in Wesbury-on-Trym which is being fully renovated and restructured to create a care home to almost purpose build standards. Is it scheduled to open in the beginning of October 2016. When completed the generous grounds will consist of Oakhill Lodge and Oakhill Mansions.

Oakhill Lodge

Rehabilitation Wing

Oakhill Lodge is a 14 bedded wing that provides rehabilitation care. We will look after people who are post-operative and need to be recuperate before they return to the community.

Oakhill Mansions  

Oakhill Mansions provides care and services for people with complex dementia and/or mental disorders. It consists of 76 bedrooms and accommodation is provided in three Wings that are self-contained with a lounge and dining room. Each wing provides focused care for specific needs:

Assessment Wing: 19 bedrooms

‘Discharge to Assess’ service for people with complex dementia and / or mental disorder. Short term placements where people are supported to stabilise acute mental health problems. This ensures the best outcome for the individual and prepares them for discharge to  an appropriate setting.

Complex Mental Health Wing: 31 bedrooms

Nursing care for people with complex dementia and / or mental disorders requiring behaviour management.

Dementia Nursing Wing: 26 bedrooms

Nursing care for people in middle to late stages of dementia.




Residents marry at Culverhayes Nursing Home!

Rose and John have been together for 18 years and both live at Culverhayes Care Centre. One Leap Year Rose took the opportunity to propose to John, and together they started planning their big day. The happy couple decided they would like to get married at Culverhayes as then they could be surrounded by their friends including many of the staff and Residents.

As the Big Day got closer, Rose and John decided on a colour scheme of pink and blue and requested a cake with their names on. When asked if they had any special requests for the reception buffet John asked for butterscotch angel delight and Rose requested lots of different flavoured crisps!

The day itself was a little overcast but this did not dampen anyone’s spirits. Rose looked beautiful in a lilac two piece with a floral headband and the groom was very smartly dressed too. After a specially arranged visit from the hairdresser Rose and John left for the registry office and returned a happily married couple.

In the afternoon staff, visitors and Residents came together in the Culverhayes conservatory (full to the brim with balloons and flowers) to witness a blessing performed by the local church. Joseph, a nurse at Culverhayes, gave Rose away and John’s carer, Gilbert was his best man.

After the service Carol, a real favorite entertainer in the homes, arrived to entertain everyone. The champagne was popped and all the guests tucked into the delicious buffet. Ash and Minal Desai (the company CEO and Operations Director) made an appearance to wish the couple all the best and raise a toast to their future together.

All in all it was a very special day, congratulations Rose and John!

Cedar Care Chefs win prestigious award.

At Cedar Care we value the importance of good food. Our chefs and kitchen staff work hard to ensure the kitchens are in top condition so were especially pleased when two Cedar Care Homes won a Food Hygiene Award.

The award is presented by Bath and North East Somerset Council in recognition of achieving an outstanding level of Food and Safety Practice.

Congratulations to our kitchen staff at Culverhayes Care Centre and Woodside Nursing Home!

Residents feel the benefit of new therapy rooms

The Residents at Culverhayes are already seeing the benefits of their new, state-of-the-art sensory room.

 The room has specialist sensory equipment such as a wall projector, glow lamp, bubble tube, waterfall and a scent diffuser. Residents have reacted well to the room, with some Residents reluctant to leave after a session with the Activities Coordinators!

 Visitors can also use the room when visiting their loved ones and have found the room to be a peaceful place to spend time together.

 Woodside Nursing Home has created a Reminiscence room which is designed to look like an old 1950’s parlor.  Our Activities Coordinator at Woodside has collected vintage items such as type writers, tea sets and board games to help set the mood. Visitors have also contributed by donating items such as beautiful old fashioned chairs.

 Residents at Woodside have already enjoyed sharing stories about their past in the familiar and comfortable surroundings.

The theatre comes to Cedar Care!

Many of our Residents were keen theatre goers in their youth but now have trouble with mobility, so we thought Cedar Care decided to bring the theatre to them instead!

Once a month a talented new company, The Strolling Players, visit one of the Cedar Care Homes to entertain the visitors with sketches, poems and songs.

Residents are encouraged to don their glad rags and everybody enjoys a trip down memory lane joining in with classics such as the Pam Aryes poem ‘I wish I’d looked after me teeth.’