The Mayor of Warrington has paid a visit to local home care agency, Care at Home, to help unveil its rebranding and launch a recruitment drive in the area.
The agency, formerly known as Nightingales UK, is under new ownership and with new investment, has rebranded, 25 years after its opening.
Care at Home welcomed the Mayor, Councillor Karen Mundry, to the official opening at its Padgate office where she met the company’s staff and clients.
The Mayor said: “How we care for our elderly and those in need is a measure of any society and is crucial to the success of our community. It is therefore pleasing to meet a company that is so committed to its employees and its community and in its drive to bring new people to an industry that is so desperate to have them and to what can be an extremely rewarding and satisfying career.”
The group has recently recruited 30 new staff and hopes to recruit a further 30 carers this year.
Care Manager Lisa Collins said: “We want to show people that being a carer in the community is a rewarding role and can also be a fulfilling career for those who are looking for one. We believe that the more people we can bring into the care industry, the more people we can care for. Our moto is Our Care, Your Independence.”
Care at Home is also looking to expand into the private sector with the help of new private business manager Jane Stanton.
“We already have in excess of 25 private clients and are looking to grow this to 100 by the end of the year,” said Stanton.
“We are also growing our business outside of just Warrington and into the surrounding areas. We put our clients at the heart of everything we do, and believe they benefit immensely from our flexible and responsive approach which allows them to remain living as independently as possible in their own homes.”