Posted 15th June 2021
Respectful Care Chesterfield, part of the Respectful Care Group, which has five branches across the East Midlands, has moved to new offices following a surge in growth and enquiries that has seen them take on clients in South Sheffield.
Over the last six months, Respectful Care Chesterfield has seen a significant increase in carer’s hours, with the figures growing from 900 hours a week to over 1150 hours.
With an increase in demand and preference for home care rather than residential during the COVID-19 era, Chesterfield has taken much-needed steps towards expansion, including but not limited to larger offices and improved spaces and facilities for training.
Their staff count now stands at an impressive 45 workers – an increase by 10 in the last six months - with the management team acknowledging that more hires were required to fit the heightened demand. As hours increased, Respectful Care, who are passionate about supporting every member of the team, hoped the decision to hire more staff would lessen the strain, enabling them to continue delivering a professional, personalised service to their 100 clients in Chesterfield and South Sheffield. With growth expected to continue, the Chesterfield team is hoping to expand further to 65 workers by the end of the year.
Discussing the expansion, Gemma Jack, Care Manager at Respectful Care Chesterfield, said: “After what has been a trying time for our industry, we’re incredibly excited about our move into new premises. The new office is larger and more representative of a modern firm, which we felt was important to accommodate our expansion to cover South Sheffield. We now have our dedicated training room to provide staff inductions, moving and handling, as well as first aid training on-site. Wanting to provide staff with a social space for them to enjoy some downtime between shifts, there is also a designated area for relaxation and refreshments.”
“We can’t wait to make the new offices our own and for our staff to be able to enjoy the facilities on offer,” Gemma concluded.
Further to providing improved facilities for staff, Respectful Care Chesterfield hope that clients will benefit from the premises, too. By using the offices as a base for community-based projects and activities such as coffee mornings, afternoon teas and fundraising events, clients will be encouraged to establish friendships with each other whilst boosting team morale and providing an opportunity to raise money for good causes.
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If you would be interested in working for Respectful Care Chesterfield, please visit our Chesterfield Homecare Jobs page for details of available positions. Alternatively, please call 01246 888 525.