Working together to create job opportunities

Philip Keohane, owner of at-home care provider, Home Instead in Reading, has been working hard to increase career opportunities for disadvantaged members of the community. By forging relationships with training providers and charities in the area, he has been giving people the opportunity to gain experience in the workplace, as well as potential job opportunities.

Home Instead, who specialise in looking after older people in their own homes, have been working with the Shaw Trust and Graft Thames Valley, who both support disabled and disadvantaged people into training and employment, as well as the National Careers Service, in order to provide individuals with the experience they need in the workplace, to prepare for work and find jobs.

Philip comments, “I’ve enjoyed my involvement in the scheme, it has been a great opportunity to get more involved with the community and work with a number of different people. Individuals from this programme already have valid personal experience and they also have the motivation and drive to work hard and really make a difference. After their initial placement, some have now gone on to join us as valuable members of the team.”

Home Instead is an innovative company which is changing the way care is delivered in the UK. Their service is tailored to the needs of individual clients and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.