With care of elderly people rising to the top of the political agenda, a new business specialising in caring for older people in their own homes is looking to create 20 jobs in the coming year across the Horsham area.
Business owner, Pearl Blakemore has just opened the office of national award-winning home care company, Home Instead in the newly refurbished Graylands Estate on Langhurst Wood Road in Horsham. The business will serve a wide area stretching from Rudgwick to Henfield and Barns Green and Southwater to Bolney.
Pearl has many years’ corporate experience in the insurance and IT industries, but has always wanted to set up her own business. Having successfully run one business for 5 years she noticed a need for older people in her community and when she read about Home Instead in a newspaper article she decided to investigate further. Pearl explains: “I have had a number of personal experiences of finding care for relatives and friends and found it wasn’t always easy to find the level of quality care that I expected. That’s why when I read about Home Instead I immediately knew that it felt right, the ethos of the company is exactly in line with what I believe in.”
“Home Instead Caregivers are given sufficient time to do the job properly. Care visits are of a minimum duration of 1 hour ensuring our clients receive the best quality of care whilst also providing our Caregivers with high levels of job satisfaction. I also believe that elderly people, like everyone else, should have a good, balanced diet and that is an important aspect of the care we provide.” says Pearl.
Home Instead is an innovative company which is looking to change the way care is delivered in the UK. Their service is tailored to the needs of individual clients and ranges from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, post-discharge care, personal care, medication reminders, shopping and errands. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Pearl continues: “I am really looking forward to helping older people in the local community whilst creating employment as well. We have people who are waiting for care right now and so I want to hear from caring and compassionate people who would like to become a Caregiver. Candidates don’t need to have experience in the care sector as they will receive excellent training, but they may well have experience looking after a relative or friend.”
For more information on joining the team or on the services provided, please call the Horsham office on 01403 248227 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk