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Growth for Mears care at home services in Fareham

Growth for Mears care at home services in Fareham

With care at home services growing in demand in Fareham, Mears is expanding and looking to recruit more staff. Mears provides services on contract to Hampshire 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 Fareham 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.Sian Gilham, Branch Manager for Mears in Fareham, 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 Fareham, 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, with a requirement to work every other weekend, 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.Mears has job vacancies in Fareham and the surrounding areas. 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. Most positions will require people who have a driver’s licence and access to a car.Contact usTo find out more and applyCall Sian Gilham on 01329 222 100 orEmail sian.gilham@mearsgroup.co.uk