A former safeguarding lawyer with a passion for serving vulnerable people has opened a new Caremark branch in Havering, East London.
Having qualified in 2006 as a solicitor, Baljit Bains has represented clients in family matters both in private practice and in-house at local authorities within their safeguarding teams.
She has a passion to help people and to ensure they receive the highest quality of service. It is this very commitment that led to her being nationally awarded The Lawyer of the Year by the LALYs in 2016.
Commenting on the her progression to home care, Baljit said she wanted to expand upon her skills and experiences as a safeguarding lawyer and reach the most vulnerable people and make a positive difference to their lives.
“Opening a home care franchise made sense to me from the outset because of my legal background and family connections in the care industry,” she added.
“That, combined with the training and support I’ve received from Caremark head office, means I feel very well-equipped to embark on this journey. It’s a great opportunity to be more involved with helping people, to be more hands-on than I have been before.
“Providing care to people in their homes is a big responsibility and one I take very seriously. Along with that, I’m feeling a lot of excitement. I’m delighted to have achieved CQC registration and I’m very enthusiastic about what the future holds.”
The new Caremark Havering branch was awarded its CQC registration last month and provides home care to older and disabled adults.
Baljit is supported by registered manager Bianca Rovai, an experienced care professional who began her career as a care and support worker.
Her business partner and joint managing director, husband Jugjeet Bains, is an enthusiastic community volunteer, fundraiser and the business development manager for Caremark Havering.
“It’s great to have Bianca on board, she is extremely professional yet empathetic in her approach,” Baljit said.
“It’s incredibly inspiring that she has worked her way up from a care and support worker to a registered manager. This experience means she has invaluable in-depth and practical knowledge in every aspect of the care industry.”