New Directions Health & Social Care joins The Priory in the continued support of 25,000 patients across the UK

Support and Nursing staff in Swansea and UK-wide are being recruited to help people suffering with mental health concerns nationwide

New Directions Health & Social Care and renowned behavioural care provider, The Priory Group, have joined forces to help continue supporting the needs of more than 25,000 people with addiction disorders and other mental health conditions nationwide.

The care services provider is working to recruit specialist support and nursing staff across the Swansea area, and the UK as a whole, in support of The Priory, which is well known for supporting patients with specialist mental health care across Britain.

New Directions Health & Social Care provides recruitment and training support to organisations working with young people, vulnerable adults and the elderly.

Following its new partnership with The Priory, New Directions is now also looking to support with staffing as the Priory continue with the ongoing delivery of rehabilitation, brain injury, eating disorder, psychiatric intensive care and other treatment services at 100 of their facilities across the country.

Sam Marriott, Head of New Directions Health & Social Care, said: “The Priory Group has developed an unrivalled reputation for delivering real and long-lasting results to its patients over the years, so it is a real delight to have been identified as a key partner in supporting the continued provision of these highly esteemed services.

“We are really pleased to be working with an organisation that is widely considered to be the leading provider of rehabilitation and other behavioural care services within the UK, and to be supporting the ongoing provision of services.”

“We are now recruiting for Nurses in all disciplines, Care assistants, and Support Workers, including those in the Swansea area, as a result of this new agreement,” Sam added.

“We would therefore urge health and social care professionals who are based or able to work in the region, and with a passion for supporting others, to get in touch and help play a key role in promoting the continued health and wellbeing of thousands of people across the UK.”

Collectively, the New Directions group of award-winning companies provides specialist recruitment and training support within Education, Pharmacy, Nursing and Social Care, delivers specialist Domiciliary Care, and offers an effective online system to help organisations manage their employee checks.

In November 2021, New Directions Health & Social Care also expanded its services to offer short and long-term Nursing placements and permanent Nursing positions in private Healthcare, leading on to its new partnership with The Priory Group, and other key clients.

It also operates a successful referral scheme in its nursing division specifically, with benefits available to those who refer a care specialist to work with New Directions Health & Social Care.

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New Directions Group

  • Established in 1994, New Directions is a leading group of award-winning companies whose purpose is to support and safeguard communities we work with across the UK.
  • The New Directions Group includes New Directions, New Directions Education, New Directions Pharmacy, New Directions Social Care, ND Care & Support and Checks Direct.
  • New Directions Health & Social Care provides recruitment and training support to organisations working with young people, vulnerable adults, and the elderly, with their recruitment and training needs. We have preferred supplier status with over 50 companies across Wales and the South-West of England.
  • New Directions Education is Wales’ leading education recruitment company and is one of the leading providers of education staff across the UK. They place over 3,000 education staff into hundreds of schools every day.
  • New Directions Pharmacy is the leading pharmacy recruitment business in Wales, and one of the top three pharmacy agencies in the UK. They provide locum pharmacists and support staff for large multiples such as Boots the Chemist, Lloyds Pharmacy, Well Pharmacy, Rowlands Pharmacy, Day Lewis Pharmacy, Tesco Pharmacy and Morrison’s Pharmacy.  They also support a large number of independent pharmacies, pharmacy chains / groups, private prisons and hospitals, hubs and GP dispensaries.
  • Checks Direct, a Registered Body and Responsible Organisation for the Disclosure and Barring Service, offers a full suite online criminal record checking and vetting services for all types of organisations and individuals.
  • ND Care & Support works with Welsh health boards, local authorities, and families privately to provide domiciliary care to individuals, and their loved ones, in their homes.
  • The Group has won multiple awards including:
  • Winner of Care Hero and Outstanding Contribution at the West Wales Health & Care Awards (2021)
  • Awarded Investors in People Silver (2020)
  • Winner of ‘Innovation and Excellence’ Award at the Corporate Live Wire Awards (2019)
  • Winner of Professional Service Company of the Year at the Cardiff Life Awards (2018)
  • Winner of HR Professional of the Year at the Wales HR Awards (2018)
  • Winner of Recruitment Training Provider of the Year at the Business Excellence Awards (2018)
  • Winner of HR Professional of the Year at the Wales HR Awards (2017)
  • Winner of Best in Education and Domiciliary Recruitment UK at the Acquisition International Awards (2017)
  • Winner of Acquisition International ‘Most Outstanding Recruitment Training Services Company’ Excellence Award (2016)
  • Winner of ‘Best Company to Work For (under 250 employees)’ at the IRP Awards (2016)
  • Winner of ‘Innovation and Excellence’ Award at the Corporate Live Wire Awards (2016)
  • Winner of ‘Best Recruitment and Training Services – Wales’ at the Business Excellence Awards (2016)
  • Winner of ‘Best Recruitment Agency’ at the Regional Awards (2016)
  • Winner of ‘Best Compliance Team’ at The Women in Compliance Awards (2016)
  • Winner of ‘Supplier of the Year’ at the Welsh National Procurement Awards (2016)
  • And many more.