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Welcome to the Optima Care Partnership

A family run business founded in Bedminster, Bristol, The Optima Care Partnership has been providing high quality care since 1985.

Since then, it has expanded over the years to operate in several different locations in the South West. Today, it is proud to provide care homes and integrated services of distinction in local communities.



Optima Care are experts in providing a wide range of care services for young and older people; including mental health, specialist end stage dementia and general nursing care for people with complex or higher nursing needs.

Combining the latest research with innovation, our knowledgeable and committed staff are proud to manage and operate quality regulated activities to those with a wide range of clinical care and support needs.

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A Remarkable Organisation

The Optima Care Partnership is a remarkable family led organisation where leadership is provided by its founder Mr Paul Bliss. Today his sons and company associates ensure positive outcomes are achieved and focused on developing quality services.

To this end Optima Care still holds a recognised "investors in People" award and our staff continue to aim for outstanding in all we do. Optima Care invests in professional development and provides support to help all of it's staff develop their careers within the partnership.

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Our Care Homes

The Leonard Elms

The Leonard Elms Nursing Home is set in the beautiful rolling English country side of North Somerset close to the village of Congresbury only 7 miles from Bristol, where one can enjoy the flow of the river Yeo or discover the three miracles of Saint Congar and the site of Cadbury Hill Monastery.

Services: General Nursing Care, Specialist Dementia Care, End of Life Care

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Primley View

Primley View is set high above the lovely coastal town of Paignton. The Home enjoys beautiful sea views of the area surrounding Torquay and Brixham the Moors and beyond.

Services: General Nursing Care, End of Life Care, Specialist Dementia Care, Long Term Care

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Primley Court

Primley Court is set high above the coastal town of Paignton offering commanding sea views of the area surrounding Torquay and Brixham.

Services: Specialist Dementia Care, General Nursing Care, Mental Health

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Claro Homes

Bedminster is a popular yet traditional neighborhood south of Bristol City offering a vibrant cosmopolitan community in a landmark area of recent development, just over the river from the City center. Claro is a short step away from many tourist attractions with all essential services accessible.

Services: Mental Health, Supported Living Services, Respite Care, Complex Needs

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The Leadership Team

Mr Paul T Bliss

Provider; Managing Director 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

Business Director

With a finance background and a knowledge of the Nursing Industry built up over 20 years of involvement in the business, Oli manages a small administration team that supports the care homes daily accounts.

"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 Operations

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

“The customer comes first and I am committed to ensure our homes deliver compassionate friendly services demonstrating empathy, whilst improving the quality of people’s lives and Well-being"
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Become a part of the Optima Care Family

Compassion and Care is in our DNA - Which is why we undertake a values based recruitment process to ensure we secure the right people. Optima Care invests in professional development of not only its trained clinicians but provides opportunity for all care and ancillary staff to develop their careers within the partnership. If you share our values, please have at look at our carer opportunities.

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Providing Quality Care since 1985

Healthcare is our business and we have a passion for delivering accessible services that are person centred, of good quality and create lasting relationships. If you would like to know more, or wish to speak with a member of our team about your specific requirements, please get in touch.

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