Home Instead Senior Care’s branch in Hemel Hempstead is looking to expand its care team, creating 120 jobs over the next 12 months.
The provider said the decision was made as a result of the UK’s ageing population, with recent figures showing that there will be over 13 million people in the country aged over 65 by 2025, many of whom will require care.
Speaking about the need to expand the team of caregivers, Jeremy Lane, owner of Home Instead Hemel Hempstead and Chilterns, said: “The way in which we operate is unique and allows us to offer a different working environment for our caregivers. For example, we match clients and caregivers – we look for common areas of interest or life experience so that there is an immediate connection.
“Our care visits are of a minimum duration of 1 hour, ensuring our clients receive the best quality of care while providing our caregivers with high levels of job satisfaction.”
Lane continued: “We have people requiring care right now and so we are very keen to encourage more local people to consider a career in care. For people with no prior experience we provide a full training programme so any compassionate, reliable people who are interested in working with us should get in touch.”
On completion of their initial training, carers will become eligible to receive the nationally recognised Care Certificate and can go on to further develop their skills with additional qualifications should they wish.
Caption: Linda Braddon; registered care manager and Lorna Watson; care operations support manager,