Just 12 months after opening their doors, the team at Home Instead Senior Care in Luton are celebrating a successful first year in business. Home Instead, who provide a wide range of care services for older people in their own homes, currently employs 17 people and are looking to recruit more as demand for their services is so high.
Business owner, Maria Collins, who is a former Director of Great Ormond Street Hospital and Deputy Director of Public Health, is delighted with the way the business has taken off. She explains:
“Having worked in the health sector for so long I had a very clear vision of the quality of care that I wanted to deliver. Key to that is our excellent team of carers who are well trained and motivated to give our clients the care that they, quite rightly, expect and deserve.”
To celebrate, Maria brought the team together and to make sure that everyone was included in the celebrations the care givers delivered a box of chocolates to each of their clients.
Mrs Fox was one of Home Instead’s first clients and says that she really values the care that she has received. She explains:
“My carer Linda visits me every day and always has the time to spend with me. We have built up a friendship and I now feel looked after without worrying my family as much. Having Linda has made being old much more bearable, it makes such a difference.”
For Maria, the challenge going forward is to find more caregivers to meet demand and she is keen to invite anyone interested to get in touch:
“We need people with caring and compassionate natures who want a rewarding and flexible career delivering care to people in their own homes. We offer full training so experience is not necessary but candidates may have had personal experience such as looking after a loved one which they have enjoyed.”