Specialist Care Staffing

UK Leader For Specialist Care Staffing Solutions

The team at Cucumber are highly experienced and can help care homes, supported living facilities, hospices and hospitals to find the perfect personnel for their staffing needs.


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Why Cucumber?

If you are a healthcare provider, it is likely that you will need to find staff cover with highly specialist skills on a fairly regular basis.

In many cases, you may find yourself in need of temporary cover at very short notice. This might present a challenge, as it can be difficult to find professionals with the correct training and documentation quickly and effectively.

Below, we’ll explain a little more about our work, the types of clients for whom we provide agency workers and the medical specialists on our books.

How do we define specialist care staffing?

“Specialist care” often refers to services that must be provided to patients with complex or additional needs – whether in terms of mental or physical health.

Cucumber is able to provide staff with significant experience of caring for individuals with requirements of this kind. To do this, we work with personnel based right across the UK – so we’re always ready to fulfil your needs, wherever you are.

Not only do we ensure that everyone registered with us is fully qualified and holds up-to-date certifications and paperwork, but we are also able to provide high-quality training in-house. 

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How Cucumber’s specialist

care recruiters can help you

Our expert staff are always on hand to provide specialist care staffing solutions for your organisation – whether you’re a care home, hospice, live-in care facility or otherwise.

We ensure that the staff members we provide are fully qualified to fill your required positions, and always make certain that up to date safety checks are completed and permissions granted – including screenings and right to work checks.

By working to extremely high standards, we can offer vital assistance to our clients, making their staffing process easy and swift. Remember, if you hire staff members from Cucumber, their first shift is on us!

Mental Health Staffing

Mental health specialists are constantly in demand within the care industry – particularly due to the ongoing increase in cases of mental ill health across the UK.

To find out more about Cucumber as a mental health staffing agency, to see what else we offer or to ask us any further questions, simply get in touch with our friendly team today.

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Find out more and get in touch

To learn more about the services provided by Cucumber, simply get in touch with our team today. Alternatively, to get started with booking a new member of staff, feel free to fill in our simple online form and a friendly member of our staff will get back to you straight away.


Below are some of the main questions we are asked by prospective clients and staff members.

Specialist care staffing requires providers of medical care to seek out professionals who are able to provide very particular services.

Often, these professionals are required to work in highly specific ways – such as delivering niche treatments or supporting patients with complex needs.

Cucumber is able to provide specialist healthcare staff of all kinds, whether for short term cover or even long term employment.

With our profiles on Google, Facebook and Trustpilot each enjoying between 4.6 and 5 star reviews overall, it’s clear that this track record has led to high quality experiences enjoyed by our clients and our agency staff members alike.

Since 2018, Cucumber has been delivering a five-star service to clients while supporting our agency staff with training and opportunities, which helps us to retain them for the long-term.

We have built a strong database of highly qualified specialists – and, with care providers reaching out to us from all over the country on a regular basis, we have quickly positioned ourselves as a leading UK healthcare agency.

The team members at Cucumber are qualified service providers. We have delivered our specialist staffing methods for many years, providing high-quality medical professionals who are thoroughly trained to adhere to all quality compliance requirements.

More often than not, the areas we cover extend to any role our clients may require. We regularly provide specialist carers, nurses, support workers, deputy managers and managers, as well as auxiliary professionals.

  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Dementia
  • Dignity and Respect
  • End of Life
  • Epilepsy
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Health and Safety
  • Infection Control
  • MCA + DoLS
  • Mental Health
  • Moving and Handling
  • Person Centred Care
  • Safeguarding

Yes, Cucumber  operate in Scotland for specialist care staffing solutions. They have a dedicated team that focuses on sourcing and placing healthcare professionals in various roles across the healthcare sector in Scotland.

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