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Modern Slavery Statement

This statement is made on behalf of the Board of UK Directors for Sunrise Senior Living and Gracewell Healthcare with regards to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 which requires large employers to be transparent about their efforts to eradicate Slavery and Human Trafficking in their supply chain. We are proud of the steps we have taken to combat slavery and human trafficking and this statement details our policies and practices in recognising and preventing human trafficking and slavery in our supply chain. 

We are a provider of health care services in the health care sectors.  We have been delivering health and care services throughout the UK for more than 18 years. We have 46 care homes across the UK. Our supply chains include procurement of agency staff, medical consumables, facilities maintenance, utilities and waste management. We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we ensure that any suppliers we use have completed our questionnaires in relation to slavery and human trafficking. We ensure that we work with suppliers who treat their obligations towards modern slavery with the same importance that we do.

We have in place systems to:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Protect whistle blowers
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business this policy forms part of the induction process for all individuals who work for us. Regular training will be provided on the policy and the risk our businesses face from modern slavery in our supply chains as is deemed necessary. Our employees are encouraged to identify and report any potential breaches of our anti-slavery policy and we have in place protection for whistle blowers. 

Dr Natalie Jane Macdonald

CEO

Gracewell Healthcare