Care organisation to hire 100 workers on ‘substantially’ better pay

Blossom Home Care has recently opened its doors in Nottingham and is looking to create 100 new jobs within the next two years.

The home-care company currently have stations in Barnard Castle, Beverley, Canterbury, Durham, Harrogate, Leeds & Wakefield, Lincolnshire, Northallerton, Malton, Reading, Worcester, and Poole & Bournemouth. However, the organisation have just announced they have landed in Nottingham.

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As a result, Blossom Home Care have announced that over the next two years they will be looking to hire over 100 members of staff across Nottingham and Derby.

‘Recruiting care workers in the current climate is said to be a real challenge, but we’re finding it easier than most because we pay more, treat our carers with respect, and give them time to care properly for the people we serve,’ said Nancy Nwachukwu, one of the three partners behind the venture.

She added: ‘The care sector is notorious for poor pay, poor conditions, and poor service, but we at Blossom are turning that business model on its head.

‘Instead of making our carers rush in and out of a client’s home in 15 minutes with barely time to say hello and goodbye, we insist on a minimum visit-time of 50 minutes.

‘That gives our carers time to deliver the care our clients want, whether that means sitting and chatting over a coffee or playing a game of Scrabble as well as taking care of their basic needs.’

In addition to this news, new research from business experts at Forbes Advisor has found the health and social care sector is the highest growing industry in the UK. Although the pressures caused by the current cost-of-living crisis forced many people out of the care industry, in the second quarter of this year the health and social care sector witnessed 3,400 new business registrations.

An example of business progression is Blossom Home Care. Founded by John and Fiona Leggott, the organisation has further plans to spread throughout the UK and has previously won a series of awards for leadership and best practice.

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