Home Instead creates 35 local jobs to meet demand
Following on from their recent Outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the Cheltenham and Cotswolds office of award winning care company, Home Instead, which provides care in the home for clients in the local area, is currently looking to expand their care team, creating 35 jobs.
As the UK’s population ages, the need for care services is also increasing. Recent figures show that by 2025 there will be over 13 million people in the UK aged over 65, many of whom will require care.
Speaking about the need to expand the team of caregivers, Amanda Hamer, owner of Home Instead said: “The way we operate is unique and our caregivers love the continuity of visiting regular clients. We match our clients and caregivers, looking for common areas of interest or life experience, so that there is a connection right from the start.
“Calls last a minimum of 1 hour as we believe that quality care cannot be provided in anything less. In our recent survey caregivers told us they were extremely proud to be part of our team and loved the satisfaction they get from their role every day.”
Amanda continued: “We have people requiring care right now and so we are very keen to encourage more local people to consider a career in care. For people with no prior experience we provide a full training programme and on-going support. So, any compassionate, reliable people who are interested in working with us should give us a call.”
On completion of their initial training, caregivers are eligible to receive the nationally recognised Care Certificate and can go on to further develop their skills and knowledge with additional qualifications should they wish. A great example of this is Home Instead’s bespoke Dementia Care Training Programme which is accredited by City & Guilds.
Anyone interested in finding out more should call 01242 513203