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Homecare provider opens new branch in Preston offering 50 jobs

Posted on - 21st December, 2023 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Pictured at Westmorland Homecare’s new Preston branch are, from left, Charlotte Cooper, Registered Manager Tracey Redwood and Lisa Fisher

A homecare provider has opened a new branch in Preston city centre which will create 50 jobs in 2024.

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Westmorland Homecare’s Preston branch, based at 6 Chapel Street in the city centre, covers Preston, Fulwood, Penwortham, Kirkham, Bamber Bridge, Walton-le-Dale, Longton, North Leyland, Ribbleton, Lea and Longridge.

Russell Crossley, a director of Westmorland Homecare said: “There are currently four members of staff, including two homecare assistants but as business grows we shall be looking to recruit between 30 and 50 extra members of staff during 2024.

“There is a huge demand for care now but that demand is going to be even greater in future bearing in mind the growth in the number of elderly people and their needing care in their own homes.”

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He explained that statistics showed there would be more than a 40% growth in the number of people aged 65-79 over the next 20 years, with that percentage rising to more than 70% for the 80-89 years bracket and 169% for those aged between 90 and 94.

Westmorland Homecare provides hundreds of hours of care each week to enable vulnerable and often frail people over the age of 18 to live independently in their own home.

Its services include home care, such as help with housekeeping and meal preparation, and personal care, such as help with medication, dressing, bathing and living their life to the full.

The company now has branches at South Lakeland, Fylde and Wyre, Preston, and Lancaster and Morecambe.

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Mr Crossley added: “The Preston branch has the same ethos as the rest of the company. We believe that every individual should be free to remain in their home as long as they wish and should continue to be as active and independent as possible and to have rich and fulfilling lives.

“We put excellent care and support at the heart of everything we do with clients and also with our staff. Westmorland Homecare accomplishes this by paying our staff the best rates and by providing continuity of care and professionalism.”

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