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A Stockport home care provider has launched a recruitment drive for 50 additional staff in the borough in response to a sharp uplift in demand.
Home Instead Stockport has seen a 50% seasonal uplift in client enquiries which has been attributed o families being reunited with older relatives after the pandemic and noticing any deterioration in their health.
Joanna Moore, owner at Home Instead Stockport, said:
“When we see more of our elderly relatives any problems with health and wellbeing that exist become more apparent. Perhaps Mum doesn’t seem as mobile as she once was, or maybe Dad has become too forgetful to get through the day on his own? The rest of the family look at how they can help, and very often that means getting professional care.”
To meet the spike in demand in the New Year, Home Instead Stockport has begun recruitment for 50 caregiver vacancies. Commenting on the role of a caregiver, Joanna added:
“We recruit people from a whole range of backgrounds, but one thing they have in common is that they have a genuine desire to make a difference. With some training under their belts, which we provide in full, they go on and make it possible for an older adult in the local area to live well at home.”
Home Instead Stockport has been open for 16 years and employs 90 caregivers who help older adults in the community live well at home in the borough and surrounding areas. The company provides tailored support, typically comprising of companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, personal care, medication reminders, shopping and errands for older people.
Photo caption: (L-R) Home Instead client Joan, caregiver Karen and Business Development Manager Paula.