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Home Instead Senior Care is honoured to be recognised at national level as the top employer in care.
The title of Best Large Employer was received in the inaugural Best Employers in Care Awards, announced by independent research agency Smith & Henderson.
What’s particularly special about this award is that they have been selected based on the feedback of employees – in their case, their 8,500 CAREGivers who work tirelessly to deliver relationship-led care to older people across the UK.
“To receive these awards at both a national and local level is a testament to Home Instead’s mission to change the face of ageing,” said Martin Jones, Managing Director of Home Instead Senior Care.
“To deliver our unique brand of high quality, relationship-led care we need high quality, compassionate people. Unfortunately, many people view care as menial work, but we say it’s anything but menial – it’s meaningful. We have a people-focused ethos which ensures our CAREGivers receive award-winning training, that they are matched with clients based on their interests and that they’re given enough time to deliver care, with minimum one hour visits.
“There is a significant need to recruit more people into the care sector, and we hope that these awards will show people that they can have a fulfilling career in care with us.”
The results of the survey carried out by Smith & Henderson ahead of the awards showed why Home Instead deserves the title of Best Large Employer, with 96 per cent of CAREGivers saying they are proud to work for them. 94 per cent also said they felt well matched to their clients and that they were given enough time to deliver care. Perhaps most tellingly, 97 per cent of CAREGivers said they would recommend their services to a friend, showing their belief in Home Instead’s ethos of companionship-led care.
“The winners of these inaugural awards should be commended because they are based on feedback from their care workers and thousands of others,” said Steven Frost, CEO of Smith & Henderson.
“The care sector too often receives negative publicity – in contrast, these winners have established strong cultures whereby carers have the right support and training; are well led and have a strong commitment to delivering excellent service."