To celebrate our recent success at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2015, where we were awarded the prize for ‚ÄòOutstanding Service to Business‚Äô, Peninsula Care are launching a new initiative for our dedicated clients, the ‘Peninsula Priority Club’. This is designed to reward your continued, and unwavering support of Peninsula Care. It has been an exciting period of growth for our organisation, and this gives us the opportunity to ensure all of your needs are met, whether it is temporary or permanent cover, or training needs.

Our recent recruitment drives have seen our dedicated workforce increase by as much as 50%, and we are continually growing. We want to make sure our regular clients are the beneficiaries of our growth, and so we would like to offer you the chance to join our ‘Peninsula Priority Club’. This club is for those clients who use us as their agency of choice. All we ask is that you give us a chance to cover your requirements before contacting other agencies.

We pride ourselves on delivering a bespoke service to each and every client, but membership of our ‘Priority Club’ will give added perks not available to others. Your membership would include the following benefits:


Account Manager – You will be allocated one of our dedicated office staff who will oversee your account. This includes regular contact to review the service you are receiving, and determine additional requirements, as well as quarterly visits to your care home, and they will be a person of contact for you shift cover.


Shift Cover – As a Priority Club member, your shifts requests will be prioritised, and dealt with by a member of staff specifically dealing with the requests of Priority Club members. We understand the importance of continuity of staff in care homes, and as such we will ensure we are continually looking for staff who are familiar with your care facility, or who have relevant experience and would be well suited.


Training – With the launch of our very own Training Academy at our office premises in Newtownards, we will also be offering club members 1 free training session per year. This can either be held in our Academy or on-site at your care home. We understand that some of you may already carry out your own training sessions, so we can alternatively offer you 6 single places on our regular sessions, which we will notify you of, by email or by our E-zine. We will also be willing to offer discount on multiple places booked for these sessions.


 Block Bookings – To promote continuity of staff we encourage block bookings so that you, our clients, are receiving the Nurses and Carers who are best suited to your care home, and who are familiar with your facility, and residents. You can guarantee having these members of staff for an agreed amount of hours per week over a set period of time, and the members of staff will prioritise your staffing needs before picking up alternative shifts with other clients. In the event of a longer period of cover being needed, we can put a block booking in place which allows you to take the member of staff on permanently with no fee at the end of the agreed block booking period.

We recommend that you get requests in for block bookings as earlier as possible so that we are able to change our own recruitment strategy to meet your needs. For example if you know that you will need a Nurse for full time hours over the summer months, by informing us early we can recruit and offer our staff contracts to ensure we have adequate cover for you.


Permanent Placement – We not only offer temporary cover, but also permanent placements to our clients. Recruitment can be a time consuming, and costly process. Let us take the hassle away from you. We can place job adverts for you and shortlist candidates for interview, as well as offer you staff from our current bank. Our normal charge rate for permanent placements is 12% of the annual salary, but we offer Priority Club members a discounted rate of 10%, with a minimum fee of £1500, V.A.T exempt.  If the permanent placement does not work out we will refund the fee depending on the period of termination:

For Engagements terminating during or at the end of: Refund
Weeks 1 and 2 100%
Weeks 3 thru 5 50%
Weeks 6 thru 8 30%



Membership Plus Card– This is one just for the Home Managers. Peninsula Care have a subscription to Membership Plus which gives you discounts on a wide range of goods and services across the UK and Ireland. From discount in high street stores and restaurants, to hotels and activities, you can save money on every-day items, and special treats.


Competitions – We will also run regular competitions for our Club members to win a range of prizes, from concert tickets, to ice hockey tickets, and vouchers, to either use yourselves, or to reward your hard working permanent staff members.


All we ask is that you make Peninsula your Agency of choice, your first port of call for staffing needs. Not only are we very competitively priced, with all charge rates V.A.T exempt, but we have a large bank of local, experienced staff ready to work at short notice. If we are unable to cover the requirements within the following time frames, we will inform you of our progress, and you can feel free to contact other agencies at this point:

Shifts requiring cover within the next 72 hours:          1 hour

Shifts requiring cover more than 72 hours away:        3 hours


The Peninsula Priority Club will have limited membership availability with only 15 places, to enable us to give each member the individual attention and focus they deserve. To take advantage of all the perks listed, and to sign up to the ‘Peninsula Priority Club’ please complete the form overleaf, and post to our Newtownards office at:

3 Church Street


BT23 4AN


or email to