Poole-based home care franchise, Good Oaks Home Care, has announced the opening of two new offices.
The branches, located in East Dorset and Aylesbury, expect to bring a total of 200 jobs to their respective local areas, as well as increased capacity to care for vulnerable and elderly people during the COVID-19 crisis.
Sam Jones, co-owner of the East Dorset office, said: “At Good Oaks, we pride ourselves on our agility: we aim to respond rapidly and meaningfully to changing marketing conditions. COVID-19 has presented a challenge to all businesses and their employees. We have taken a number of measures to safeguard our care staff and the clients that depend upon them.
“We have also introduced free remote additions to our service; including organising deliveries of food shopping for clients and phone calls for those clients who are feeling lonely and would just like a chat.”
Fiza Bukhari, owner of the Aylesbury branch, is looking to recruit more staff to help increase the company’s capacity to help elderly and vulnerable people live at home.
She added: “We believe that quality care starts with a robust and thoughtful recruitment process and the proper training of our carers. This protects and enhances the quality of our premium service: the standard of care we would all want for our own loved ones.”
Click here to read Good Oaks Home Care’s column on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted home care recruitment.
Caption (L-R): Adam Downer, co-owner of Good Oaks East Dorset and Sam Jones, co-owner of Good Oaks East Dorset.