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About the Optima Care Partnership

The Optima Care Partnership has well established care homes and supported living services in Bristol, Somerset, and Devon. The company continues to operate and build on its enviable reputation of providing high quality services for those with complex needs.

Today Health and Social Care demands are being met through organic expansion by building on and developing further, its mental health, supported living, general nursing care services and facilities across the South West.

The Optima Care Partnership offers extensive operational experience and clinical expertise in all areas of its adult and older peoples services. Providing safe, effective and responsive care in a wide choice of facilities.

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The Leadership Team

Mr Paul T Bliss

Provider; Chairman and Owner

Paul qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1969 and became a Fellow member of the Chartered Certified Accountants in 1974. Operating independently Paul soon created a thriving care business.

“Its about the people, I aim to employ the best. I have outstanding strong managers and dedicated well trained care and ancillary staff, I am proud of them and proud we care”.
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Oli Bliss

Managing Director

With a finance background and a knowledge of the Nursing Industry built up over 20 years of involvement in this business, Oli has oversight and manages all operational aspects of our social care services.

"I have always been very interested in the development of property portfolios in my personal and business life and a long term keen supporter of the Seagulls’ Weston S Mares football team."
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Stephen Crisp

Director of Quality & Compliance

Stephen Joined Optima Care in 2016 as Director of Operations to provide leadership and support to the Home Management Teams whilst giving, focus and vision to the ongoing development of the organisation.

Now as compliance director I maintain the company's legal and ethical integrity; ensuring company policy is followed and the organisations behavior reflects our and our regulators rules
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Care Home Managers

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Matthew Bliss

Claro Homes

An experienced registered care home manager of complex mental health services

T: +447977463895
E: matthew.bliss@optimacp.co.uk

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Clarissa Bautista

Primley Court

Clarissa joined Primley Court Nursing Home in 2015 as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. Her wealth of clinical and managerial experience has contributed to Primley Court becoming a Care Home of distinction.

T: 01803555988
E: PrimleyC.manager@optimacp.co.uk

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Katie Maidment

The Leonard Elms

Katie first worked at The Leonard Elms in 1995 as a care assistant. Leaving to undertake her diploma in adult nursing, Katie soon established herself as an accomplished NHS community nurse in Worle.

T: 01934 852553
E: leonard.manager@optimacp.co.uk

Latest Articles

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Primley Court Nursing home would like to thank Linda Lewis for 20 years of incredible service as one of our valued Domestic Assistants.

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In these uncertain times, I wanted to reach out to you personally about what we are doing here at Optima Care to support you at work; our families, friends and colleagues who visit our services.

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Dementia Walk

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Supporting the Global Purple Angle Charity to ensure dementia awareness and support whilst giving a little back to our local community.

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Inspirational staff from Primley Court & View raised £845.00 for Purple Angel Dementia Awareness they undertook a gruelling 3-mile walk.

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Somerset Care Awards 2019 Finalist

Congratulations Jan Gosney Registered Care Home Manager and Finalist now in this years Somerset Care Home Manager of the Year Awards Event 2019.

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White Rock Primary School Intergenerational Work at Primley Court Nursing Home

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Congratulations to our semi- finalists of The Devon & Cornwall outstanding care awards 2019

Care Awards Semi Finalists from Primley Court Nursing Home

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Dementia Awareness for Family and Friends

International Speaker Addresses Primley Court Nursing Home Family and Friends Meeting

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Paul Bliss, managing director and owner of Optima Care Partnership, said: "The decision to move our existing business banking to Barclays was not taken lightly, but by having a dedicated management team that will assist us in the continued development of the company was one of our key considerations

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Stadium Sponsorship Deal For The Seagulls

Stephen Crisp Director of Operations at Optima Care with Oli Bliss Director of The Weston Super Mare Football Club - Renames Stadium Following Sponsorship Deal With Optima Care Partnership

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Outstanding Care Awards 2018

Gary Wearne from Primley Court Nursing Home takes home the Bronze Care Champion Award.

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Best Practice in Dementia Care

Congratulation goes out to Laura and Alison our senior carers from The Leonard Elms Nursing Home who have now completed and passed the Stirling University Modules in "Best Practice in Dementia Care" Facilitated by The Leonard Elms Dementia Lead Nurse - Ed Bliss.

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Chairman of North Somerset Council Visits The Leonard Elms

The Leonard Elms Nursing Home welcomes David Jolley the Chairman Councillor of North Somerset Council to an Afternoon Tea and Professionals Open Event.

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Homes Support Group for Relatives and Friends

Primley Court Nursing Home Relatives and Carers Support Meetings.

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Activity is the bridge between one’s inner reality and the external world. It is through our activities that we are connected with life and other human beings.

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National Association of Care Catering

Optima Care Homes are proud to announce that they have secured membership of " National Association of Care Catering" in recognition of our professional catering chefs undertaking specific qualifications related to health and social care catering services.

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Chosen to facilitate Video Consultations

Primley Court and Primley View Care Homes are linked to VISIMEET a Video consultation service operated in partnership with Torbay and South Devon NHS Care Trust. A consultant led on line service bringing clinical specialists right into the Care Home.

Find Out More

The Optima Care Partnership is an independent Health and Social Care provider based in Weston Super Mere. Our services are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We are happy to talk to you directly about considering a care home, financial considerations or transition into or out of our care.

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