Home care group Respectful Care has announced “record-breaking growth” after recruiting 52 carers last month.
The group, which provides home care services in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, said it has taken on “more carers than ever before” despite concerns of staff shortages in the sector.
With its new additions, the group now employs more than 250 caring individuals across its five branches.
Commenting on the success of the recruitment drive, Mark Docherty, CEO of Respectful Care, said, “To have taken on 52 recruits in one month is phenomenal, especially given the current national shortage of care staff.
“There are several factors that have made us an attractive place to work, but a key one is that we’ve recently increased our pay and restructured the company to introduce client relationship managers and a mental health first aider to support our staff.”
Docherty continued: “Given the challenges of the past 18 months or so, ensuring that staff are sufficiently supported is essential and it’s something that’s particularly appealing to people already working in care, as well as those who are looking to enter the sector.
“It’s reassuring to see that there is still staffing movement and expansion within the industry despite a difficult couple of years and with issues still arising post-pandemic.”