New venture to create 50 jobs

A Brighouse care company specialising in caring for older people is looking to create 50 jobs in the area over the next 12 months.

Home Instead Senior Care based in Atlas Mill Road, Brighouse, will serve clients across the Calderdale area including Brighouse, Halifax, Illingworth, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Cleckheaton, and the Spen Valley, providing care and companionship that will enable older people to remain in their own homes for longer.

Sati Salona, aged 34, is the woman behind the new service specialising in caring for older people and her experience within the social care sector coupled with her family circumstances, were key to her setting up this new venture.

“When my granddad had to go into a care home I was shocked at the poor level of care he received and I knew there had to be a better way to provide care for older people.

“I made the decision to do something about it which would allow me to make a difference in my local community.

“Home Instead provides a tailor-made care package to suit each individual’s needs which can include meal preparation, housekeeping, shopping and personal care but where we really differ is our focus on companionship and matching our clients with caregivers who share similar interests, allowing firm friendships to be formed.

“Social stimulation is proven to help older people to remain independent and active for longer and as such, we encourage our clients to engage with members of the local community, as well as continuing to pursue existing hobbies and interests and to take up new ones.”

She is keen to talk to kind, compassionate and like-minded individuals with a variety of different interests and experiences.

Anyone who may have never considered a career in care before but have a few hours a week to spare and would like to make a difference to the lives of older people in the area, in particularly through befriending, will also be provided with all the necessary training.

The mother-of-two is actively looking for Calderdale charities to work with and fund raise for, in particular those who support older people.

For more information about the services provided or about joining the Calderdale team, please call 01422 292 424 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/calderdale