The family-run care group in the healthcare industry is marking a momentous occasion this summer as it celebrates its 40th anniversary. Czajka Care Group, founded in 1983 by Konrad Czajka in Saltaire, West Yorkshire, has garnered widespread respect and recognition for its unwavering dedication to providing exceptional care.

Recently, Konrad Czajka, the owner and managing director, was honoured for his outstanding contributions to the care sector. He had the privilege of attending a special garden party hosted at Buckingham Palace in acknowledgement of his achievements.

The Czajka Care Group operates three prominent facilities: Brookfield Care Home and Staveley Birkleas Nursing Home, both situated in Nab Wood near Shipley, as well as Currergate Nursing Home in Steeton. Additionally, the company offers a range of purpose-built retirement houses and apartments at Currergate Mews in Steeton and Fairmount Park in Nab Wood, Saltaire.

Exciting plans were recently unveiled by the care group for a substantial multi-million-pound investment in their flagship Fairmount Park development. As part of this venture, Brookfield Care Home is set to undergo a major extension and improvement program, merging with Fairmount Nursing Home. The latter will be replaced by eight stunning new purpose-built retirement houses and apartments.

In line with their commitment to expanding and enhancing their services, Czajka Care Group is also embarking on a significant extension and refurbishment project at Currergate Nursing Home. With the investment amounting to £1.5 million, the development will include the addition of 15 new en-suite bedrooms to the existing 34 fully occupied rooms, catering to the growing demand for their popular services.

Managing director, Konrad Czajka, said: “As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we are proud to be investing in our homes and our people. Both my sons, Daniel and Dominic, work in the business and many of our dedicated and very loyal teams have been with the group for decades.

“I started out in the industry in the early 1980s in the social services department at Leeds City Council, advising on nutrition, hygiene and health and safety across the council’s residential homes, children’s homes and day centres before opening my first care home.

“To see Czajka Care Group’s success today is testimony to those that work and live in our wonderful homes. Our homes are safe places, where people are assured of being looked after well medically, where they can thrive, make friends and be part of a flourishing community, and we are excited for the next chapter, as we continue to grow our offering due to popular demand.”