Care provider extends reach with plans for further job creation

Tina Jones and Kirstie Hercules

A Cheshire care provider will create new jobs by expanding the reach of its home care services.

SureCare Central Cheshire already provides a range of care services to clients in Nantwich and Audlem, but it is now looking to build on increasing demand in Crewe and further rural areas in south Cheshire.

The business was established five years ago by friends Tina Jones and Kirstie Hercules. They had previously worked together at Cheshire East Council.

They have since grown the Nantwich-based business to include more than 40 care workers and six office-based staff.

Tina and Kirstie are aiming to add a further 20 care workers by the end of the year to ensure they can meet the increasing demand for domiciliary care services in their area.

Tina said: “We have grown steadily year on year and it has always been our ambition to take our high quality, person-centred care services into other parts of our region including rural villages which often struggle to access the services they need.

“In addition to our core domiciliary care offering, we are also rolling out further services including complex care, companionship, live-in care, cleaning and other domestic services.”

She added: “To continue growing and extend into new areas, we need to recruit at least four new care workers a month and ideally from a range of areas including Crewe, Sandbach and Alsager. We also need to recruit a new team who can deliver the non-regulated services we would like to offer.”

SureCare Central Cheshire has an overall ‘Good’ rating with the Care Quality Commission and is rated as ‘Outstanding’ in the caring category.

Kirstie said: “We set up our business shortly before the pandemic and all the challenges that brought. We are proud of what we have achieved over the last five years and there is nothing more rewarding than receiving a review from a client’s family saying what a difference we have made to someone’s quality of life.

“As owners, we are very active including rolling our sleeves up to deliver care to clients alongside the rest of our amazing team.”