Care at home firm HRM Homecare, which provides support to hundreds of elderly and vulnerable people in west and central Scotland, is to take on 100 new staff after winning work in west and central Scotland.
The Kilmarnock-headquartered firm has secured a new contract in East Dunbartonshire to provide care at home to more than 200 service users in the local authority area, while in North Lanarkshire it is also expanding its services into the Cumbernauld area.
As a new care provider in these areas, and also at the start of Carers Week, HRM Homecare is keen to reach out to the caring people in these communities who are looking for work or a career change.
Currently HRM Homecare has just over 295 staff and provides many thousands of hours of homecare each week across west and central Scotland. It is already an established care provider in Ayrshire, Falkirk, Glasgow, North and South Lanarkshire, East Renfrewshire, and Renfrewshire.
Lynn Laughland, Managing Director, said HRM Homecare intends to take on a substantial number of new staff across East Dunbartonshire and Cumbernauld to meet the growing demand for care at home supports in these areas.
She added that the expansion of services is a huge vote of confidence in the collaborative and person-centred model of care that HRM Homecare delivers. She also wanted to highlight, at the start of Carers Week, that the new posts represent a huge opportunity for people looking for work, or those who would like to begin and establish a career in care for themselves.
Lynn said: “We deliver the type of holistic person-centred care services that people really want, helping to support people to maintain their independence and improve their quality of life. Over the last three years, and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued to invest in our people, our structure and in ensuring we improve the quality of our services.”
The new staff will receive a full induction and intensive training programme, and will also have the opportunity to develop their care careers by gaining access to the appropriate SVQ qualifications,
Lynn added: “This week is the start of Carers Week. Being a Homecare Worker is a valued and rewarding profession with various routes of progression open to those who wish to progress within the social care sector. People who become care workers can really make a difference to those who need and greatly value support in their everyday lives.
“Not only that, they will be joining a team at HRM Homecare that is dedicated to providing quality care services to those within our communities who are in need of extra care at home. The support we can provide will help to improve their confidence, help them learn to live well within their own homes, and provide respite and much-needed support to their families and loved ones.”