As both local and national interventions come into place again to slow the spread of coronavirus, it’s naturally difficult to avoid worrying about our home and working lives. Ultimately though, as a country, and a global society, we’ve already been through an enormous amount of COVID-related change already, and we will continue to meet each new challenge admirably, responsibly, and proactively.
Across our group of companies, including here at Care Matters, this is how we’ve consistently faced up to the many tasks that have appeared in front of us so far this year. For the good of our staff and their families, our clients and their businesses, and our hundreds of service users and their loved ones, we’ve done everything possible to continue delivering our services throughout the pandemic.
A growing presence in the community
Right now we have more than 300 key workers active in the community, and a further 47 awaiting start dates as they complete our rigorous compliance and training programme. We’re also recruiting a further 50 into care homes – and have secured all the PPE our entire workforce will need until 2021.
In fact, at no point during 2020 has our recruitment and training programme slowed down, as we’ve expanded to form positive links with several major care groups across the North East and North Yorkshire.
Supporting projects across the UK and beyond
Simultaneously, we’ve been able to help many of our clients by securing experienced personnel for large infrastructure projects in a variety of business sectors.
But even outside of the care sector itself, we’ve endeavoured to ensure that the candidates we hire, and their new employers, are also ready for the challenges posed by coronavirus. Across our entire group of companies we have been, and remain, completely Covid Ready, Secure and Confident.
Expanding our services to bring you more
Internally, we’ve also developed how we work as a group of businesses, by expanding our workforce and implementing several new teams. As well as supporting our Healthcare division with all the extra resources they require during this difficult year-to-date, we’ve established new Marketing, Operations and Sales teams, and subsequently adapted our Finance department to match the ambition of the group.
In Middlesbrough, we’re delighted with the work taking place at The Robin Centre, a day-care facility for adults with learning disabilities in the area. Since recruiting a new manager for the project, The Robin Centre has become the first such facility in the area to reopen, and welcome members of the community into its fully COVID-compliant environment.
And as we write, it’s still only the start of October.
There are three more months left of 2020, and we are excited as a group to continue growing. There’s no doubt that the year has and will continue to be an enormous challenge for each and every one of us, but we will persevere, together.
From everyone at the group, to all of you, thank you for your support, and continued endeavour during this unpredictable, worrying time for everyone. If you would like to know more about what Care Matters is doing to tackle COVID-19, please see our dedicated page, here.