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A new company which provides care to people in their own homes in Cheltenham and Tewksbury has announced plans to create up to 30 new jobs over the next six months.
Caremark (Cheltenham and Tewksbury) began receiving enquiries about its services even before receiving approval from its regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), to begin providing care.
The company has also been added as an accredited provider of care to Gloucestershire County Council. It will also deliver care to private customers who would prefer to remain in their own homes, rather than moving to residential care or stuck in hospital.
Caremark (Cheltenham and Tewksbury) is now in the process of recruiting the Home Care and Support Workers who will deliver the care, as well as staff who will be based at the company’s head office at the Cheltenham Film Studios.
There are already 12 members of staff, with more to follow in the next six months.
Managing Director Mike Folkes said: “We are delighted to have received our CQC registration and to have begun providing care to people in their own homes.
“We will only be able to do this by investing in our staff so our whole focus will be on ensuring the people we recruit receive training which is second to none.
“Our initial aim is to create up to 30 new jobs over the next six months but we want to grow in the right way. This means having happy carers who enjoy their work and see it as a career and not just a job.
“We very much believe that carers are our business.”
Married father-of-three Mike is following in the footsteps of his father Charles, who runs a very successful Caremark franchise in the North East of England.
He added: “My father’s company is one of only 1% of providers in the UK to receive an outstanding rating from the CQC, so whilst this is a hard act to follow, I am committed to making Caremark (Cheltenham and Tewksbury) just as successful in the coming years.
“In this sector you are only as good as your staff and that’s why we are seeking to recruit people from a range of backgrounds, and not just with previous care experience.
“Because we offer job flexibility and let our staff choose the hours they work, these roles could be ideal for parents whose children are no longer dependent on them or people who have retired but are looking to remain active, or those who are looking for a completely new challenge.”
People interested in working for Caremark (Cheltenham and Tewksbury) can telephone 01242 370797.