Eastern Daily Press
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
By Sam Williams, Senior Business Writer
A home care business is set to create 30 jobs after setting up a new Norfolk operation.
Home Instead Senior Care, which offers support to the elderly in their own homes, has established a franchise at Vulcan Road North, in Hellesdon, near Norwich.
Chris Carter, who set up the new division last month, said he was looking to take on 30 members of staff during 2010 to provide care to a growing list of clients.
Visits are a minimum of one hour long and services are tailored to individual needs, and can include companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping duties, medication reminders, shopping and errands.
Mr Carter, a former community pharmacist who more recently worked in the IT sector, said prior care experience was not necessary as the company has a training programme for all recruits. He added: “We will only employ people who are committed to making a difference, treating our clients with dignity and respect and working to the highest professional standards. I would urge local people who might be interested to get in touch.”
The US based company, founded in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1994, has 800 franchise offices in 12 countries, including in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
The first UK franchise was set up in October 2005, and globally the company employs 50,000 carers.
Mr Carter, a father-of-one who lives in Norwich, added: “The opportunity with Home Instead allows me to help others and I am delighted to be working with such an innovative company which is looking to change the way care is delivered in the UK.”
For more information on the positions available call the Home Instead Senior Care Norwich team on 01603 482116