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Growth for Mears care at home services as demand increases in Uttoxeter

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Published by Anonymous for Mears Group PLC in Care and Support and also in Communities

Coral Harris Coral Harris

With care at home services growing in demand in Uttoxeter, Mears is expanding and looking to recruit more staff over the next few months.  

Mears provides services on contract to Staffordshire County Council and supports people of all ages with a wide range of care needs. Services are also provided, on a private basis, to those who want to augment the care they receive through the council, or have other requirements for support.

With the number of retired people in Uttoxeter expected to increase, care at home services are more vital than ever before, and can help to support older people to live in their own homes rather than in long-term residential care.

Natalie Jordan, Branch Manager for Mears in Staffordshire, said: “The increasing number of people requiring support means that demand for home care services is growing at an extraordinary rate, with more and more families realising that this is a viable and affordable alternative to residential care, or nursing homes.

“This is exactly where we fit in. Our employees support people with some of the everyday tasks we all take for granted, such as bathing, shopping, domestic chores and cooking meals. But companionship is also important, as sometimes a care worker might be the only person one of our clients sees during the day.

“We’re delighted to be expanding in Uttoxeter, in order to meet growing demand for these services, and would be happy to hear from people who think they might have the right skills to work for us.”

Mears offers flexible working patterns which employees can fit around their own availability, and as such, it is looking for a range of full-time, part-time and shift workers. Although previous experience is welcomed, it’s not necessary as Mears provides a full training programme in addition to ongoing support with the opportunity for career progression.

The company is looking for staff throughout Staffordshire. Care workers range widely in age, from 18 to over 65, and come from all walks of life. Care and support is generally provided on a one-to-one basis, and those who work with Mears derive great job satisfaction which comes from a genuine interest in working with people.

Anyone interested in working for Mears in Uttoxeter can get in touch by calling Natalie Jordan on 01283 742610 or email natalie.jordan@mearsgroup.co.uk . Most positions will require people who have a driver’s licence and access to a car.

Employee case study
Coral Harris has worked for Mears 8 years and provides care and support in the community.

“When I was made redundant I decided I wanted change of career, for me the caring profession was the obvious choice. I have extensive experience of taking care of people as my brother was disabled and I helped my parents look after him. When my father became ill and my mother was diagnosed with dementia I took care of them at home.

The best thing about my job is the clients, the laughter and how much they appreciate me. My clients range from a 27 year old young woman with multiple sclerosis to people recovering from a stroke to older patients requiring palliative care. I make sure all my clients are treated with dignity and respect.

Mears really care about their staff, they ensure we receive the latest training and managers always have time to listen to you. I’m interested in further training in palliative care and they are sorting this out for me.

Working in the care profession is a great career choice as it is a job that gives you fulfilment, there are ups and downs but in the end you are out in the community making a real difference.”

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