A former pharmacist has taken over the operations of Caremark’s Norwich & Broadland branch.
Gurpreet Singh is the new managing director of the franchise, and will be in charge of 40 care workers, who provide 1,000 hours of care per week to clients across Norwich and the surrounding areas.
“Having worked as a pharmacist for many years, I’ve always felt compelled to help people during their time of need. Launching an in-home care company has been a priority of mine in recent years, so when the opportunity arose for me to take over operations here at Caremark Norwich & Broadland, I was thrilled,” said Singh.
“I’m especially pleased that the team here are going to be staying with me and continuing to work with the clients and families that they’ve built relationships with. I plan to develop the existing team of care workers and invest back into great quality training. Whilst the team already provides a fantastic quality of care, it’s important to continually improve. The future looks bright for Caremark and I’m very much looking forward bringing my expertise to the business.”
Caremark Norwich & Broadland was rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission during its last inspection, a standard that Singh said he is determined to uphold, if not exceed.
“The quality of in-home care we are able to provide both new and existing clients is the priority of the business and something I will look to improve over the coming months. There is a real need for compassionate and professional care in the area, especially for vulnerable and elderly members of the community who are being discharged from Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital without a care plan in place,” he said.
“I also hope to make our mark on the community, by supporting local charities and campaigns. In particular, the long-term plan is to help with funding Norwich-based community sports teams and organisations in support of the elderly. I believe that utilising my position as a local business owner offers a certain amount of responsibility to the community and that’s something I don’t take lightly.”
As well as offering career opportunities to individuals across Norwich, Singh is keen to work with the Local Authorities throughout northeast Norfolk, to help alleviate the pressures and ever-increasing demand for quality care.