Caremark Broxtowe

Care company announces plans to create up to 100 jobs

A company which provides care that enables people to remain living independently in their own homes has revealed plans to create up to 100 new jobs over the next 12 months.

Over the last year Caremark Broxtowe & Erewash, which has its head office in Long Eaton, has doubled the number of care hours it provides each week from 700 to 1,400.

With demand for its services increasing further, the company is now targeting to increase this to 2,000 care hours within a year.

But in order to achieve this growth, Caremark Broxtowe & Erewash needs to more than double its staff team from the current 60 members of staff.

Caremark Broxtowe & Erewash Managing Director Raj Solanki said: “There is growing demand for home care services as the Government strives to reduces hospital admissions and with people preferring, understandably, to remain in their own homes, rather than going into residential care.

“This is against a backdrop of rising life expectancy which means that by 2024, there will be more over 65-year-olds than under 15-year-olds.

“The need for home care is therefore only going to increase and the fact we have doubled the number of care hours we provide each week in the last 12 months is evidence of this.

“We want to be able to meet the demand, whether publicly or privately funded, for home care in our area but to do this, we need to recruit the best people.”

The support Caremark Broxtowe & Erewash provides ranges from simple things such as helping with meals and household chores, through to more complex care for people with disabilities.

Raj set up Caremark Broxtowe & Erewash in 2015. As well as providing care to privately funded clients, the company is also an approved provider for Nottinghamshire County Council, which means it is able to deliver care to clients funded by the authority.

Raj said: “We want to grow in the right way so that means we won’t take on extra work until we have the right people in place to provide the high-quality care expected of us.

“This means having carers who enjoy their work and see caring as a career and not just a job.

“We are a local company employing local people and our mission is to provide a local service which can make a difference to those who have chosen to remain in their own home, ensuring they receive personal care which helps them to be independent, secure and retain their dignity.”

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