40 jobs to be created by new ‘at home care’ business

Creating CAREGiver Jobs in Leek and Moorlands

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 40 jobs in the coming year across Leek and the Moorlands area.

Business owner, Carol Lovatt has just opened the office of national award-winning home care company, Home Instead in Newspaper House in Leek.  The business will serve a wide area stretching from Biddulph across to Leek and Cheadle up to Ashbourne and as far north as Matlock and Bakewell.

Carol has many years’ hands-on experience working in the care sector having started as a cadet nurse before moving to a career with Social Services.  She has an impressive track record of managing care homes obtaining a social workers qualification and then gained an MBA, whilst becoming a senior manager of service provision. Carol has recently run her own business in personal development coaching and has an NLP, Master Practitioner and NLP Trainer qualification.

When Carol was looking on the internet for some inspiration for a new career she came across Home Instead, she remembered their name as she had met one of their Caregivers and was impressed with the care they provide. She decided that this was the perfect opportunity to utilise all her skills in a business which would really fulfil her personal aims.

Carol explains, “I investigated lots of opportunities but once I found Home Instead I immediately knew that it felt right.  The business ethos of quality care and providing Caregivers with sufficient time to do the job properly is totally in line with my beliefs. 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.”

Home Instead caregiver owner Carol Lovatt in recently opened office in Leek and Moorlands

Carol knows the value of good quality home care and that it can help people to stay in their own homes for longer.

 Her grandpa lived at home into his 90s with the help of his family who lived close by.  By just doing simple chores such as shopping, preparing meals and general help his family enabled him to stay at home even with failing eyesight.

Carol continues: “I am really looking forward to helping older people in the local community and creating employment as well.  We already have people waiting for carers and so I want to hear from 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.”

Home Instead is an innovative company which is looking to change the way care is delivered in the UK and is rapidly building a reputation as one of the UK’s leading care companies. 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.

For more information on joining the team or on home care services in Leek and Moorlands, please call the Leek and Moorlands office on 01538 372179 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk