Home Instead's office in heart of the community, on High Lane in Chorlton
It’s bright and cosy but the best thing about our new Office is that it’s right in the heart of the community, on High Lane in Chorlton. This makes it super easy to get out and about to meet our clients, their families, our CAREGivers and the other businesses and organisations providing for the people of South Manchester and North Trafford.
Lost and Found
Moving into a new office is just like moving home; a check list eight sheets long, back ache from shifting that really heavy box you should have left for the removal men and, no matter how carefully you label everything, never being able to find those absolutely necessary items – like the kettle!
But touch wood, we’ve had no major hiccups. Apart from the obligatory issues getting our printer working the biggest problem was a dodgy rawlplug that stopped us putting up the great big white-board we use for planning our week. But at Home Instead we don’t give up easily! Quality replacements have already been acquired and that board will be up and scribbled all over in no time.
Down to Business
But of course, none of this has stopped us getting on with the important stuff. We’ve already been out to see some of our new clients and have been busy interviewing potential CAREGivers. At Home Instead we’re very picky about the people who care for our clients. We find that out of every twenty applicants there’s usually only one who has what it takes to give the kind of considerate, friendly, reliable care we insist on. This means sifting through piles of C.V.s, followed by long days of interviewing and comparing notes. But it’s all good; being prepared to put in the time to find the right person for each of our clients is just one of the unique things about Home Instead.
Another thing that makes us different is the training we give every new CAREGiver. We think it’s so important that we made sure our new office has enough space for a dedicated Training Room. It went into action for the first time this week so check back soon to find out how the first three-day training programme went.