Care providers can be large national organisations, medium employers, or small independent providers.

Whatever their size or the type of care they provide, they must adhere to strict policies and procedures to ensure the well-being of their clients and staff.

Large organisations will have different departments and managers that deal with various duties and responsibilities such as human resources, upholding care legislation, and running care homes or homecare for example.

Medium sized and smaller employers tend to provide care in smaller geographical areas and have a more centralised team of staff, with the owner often being in charge of the majority of the duties that fall within the care they provide such as staffing, care planning and finance.

Some people who have worked in the care sector and have a lot of experience see running their own care business as a natural career progression, and have often held previous roles such as social worker, care manager or service manager.