Local jobs boost from care firm

Debbie Smith, Fiona Bankes Registered Manager, Sally Denton Deputy Service Manager, Lyndsay White.
Debbie Smith, Fiona Bankes Registered Manager, Sally Denton Deputy Service Manager, Lyndsay White.

Town and Local Care could be creating more than 100 new jobs after they won a contract with Calderdale Council to be the sole provider of all home-based social services within the Lower Valley.

The company have been providing home-care services since 1996 and say the contract with the council means new jobs will be created in Brighouse, Elland, Hipperholme, Northowram, Rastrick and Shelf.

Town and Local Care won the Great British Care Award Regional Care Employer and Care Trainer awards 2013 for Yorkshire and Humberside, and are finalists for Care Employer, Care Trainer, Care Worker and Dementia Care Worker for 2014.

Due to the expansion of their services they will create employment for at least 75 local people and are expecting to create another 40 jobs in the next six months

Fiona Bankes, registered manager, said: “We are looking for passionate, caring individuals to provide high quality care to people in their own homes.

“We welcome applications from those with experience or those wanting to begin a career in social care.

“As a new member of staff you will receive attractive pay and mileage, full induction, paid training and the opportunity to complete a diploma in Health & Social Care.

“Setting up a new service is always demanding and comes with many challenges, finding the right staff is of course immensely important.

“This transitional period is a great time to join us, to be part of this exciting new venture from the start, working with us to ensure that every service user receives the same excellent standard of care as all our existing service users enjoy.

“We offer services for anyone who needs support to stay independent in their own home, offering assistance with shopping, escorting to appointments, give family carers respite and domestic services.”