Care to change your career direction? - Cambridge

Local businessman Mike Francis is bucking the trend in the local jobs market.  In the wake of sweeping job losses and threats of redundancy across the private and public sectors, Mike’s at-home care company based in Cambridgeshire has some good news for local job seekers.

He is looking to recruit a further ten Caregivers and is calling for people to contact him to find out about a new, rewarding career in the care sector.

Mike explains: “There are hundreds of people in our local community feeling devastated at the loss of their jobs or feel they are under threat. It is an extremely challenging time but I would encourage them to look forward and start thinking about the possibility of a change in career direction.  The recently announced cut backs in social care by Cambridgeshire County Council have already created a high demand for the quality care service that we provide.  This trend will only continue as the ageing population means more people are able to live independently in their own homes with just a little extra help from people like us.“

“I would seriously urge people to think about the skills that they could offer to help older people.  Many people have life skills that they perhaps don’t value as much as they should.  In our business, skills such as being a good communicator and listener as well as being compassionate are essential for the quality service we provide.  As for the rest, we offer a full training programme to ensure our staff are fully equipped with the knowledge and skills that they need.”

Home Instead are rapidly building a reputation as one of the UK’s leading care companies.

Their unique service is tailored to the needs of individual clients and ranges from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, post-discharge care, medication reminders, shopping and errands. The service allows people to remain at home and lead a relatively independent life and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To contact Home Instead call the team in Cambridge on 01480 495834 or for more information visit You can also find more information on working as a carer at