Housing & Care 21 is one of the leading providers of health care and housing services in the Leeds area. They are a national charity based company established in 1964, originally named the British Legion Housing Association. As well as Leeds, other areas they cover in Yorkshire include Bradford, Elland, Keighley and Thirsk.
[private]Housing & Care 21 provide domiciliary care that is tailored to the specific needs and preferences of each individual to help them maintain independence at home and live life as they choose. While they specialise in high quality services for older people, they also assist individuals with learning or physical disabilities and mental health problems. The services that the company provide include personal care, food, drink and medication preparation, domestic tasks and shopping and other errands. They also provide a sitting service and can offer full respite care.
They are registered with CQC and work in partnership with both the independent and statutory sectors. The services provided by Housing & Care 21 have been recognised for innovation and quality. They also currently hold the contract for the Carer’s Emergency Service with Leeds City Council which puts into place a 48hr emergency plan for carers who find themselves in an emergency situation.
What makes the company unique is the personalised way they look after their clients and their needs, the staff deliver personalised care, from care coordinators who work closely with clients, their families, and also other professional partners to ensure all of their customers receive the best care possible.
This is focussed around seven values that summarise what Housing & Care 21 stand for. These values are: Caring, Individuality, Empowering, Integrity, Improving, Investing and Ambition. They work hard to treat everyone with dignity and respect, giving people choice about their own care and always aiming for the highest standards possible.
They feel that there is nothing better than seeing people happy in the scheme and in their own homes as they give them the support they need to live happy and fulfilled lives.
Housing & Care 21 currently have vacancies to join their dedicated team. They like to recruit locally to give opportunities for local people to care for local people. You don’t need experience of caring for older people as they have a structured induction programme to provide all the support needed for the right people.
You will however need an understanding nature and value base, a commitment to providing a high quality service and a flexible approach, as you will have to be prepared to work early mornings, evenings and weekends when they have their highest volume of work. Housing & Care 21 understand that many people have no professional experience of caring for others but have often cared for family members. The most important attribute therefore is a caring nature and a willingness to help others.
When recruiting staff they look for individuals who are self- motivated, who can deliver care with a person centred approach, who will support people and help them maintain their independence and live well. Carers should have a passion about helping people, be able to drive in this mobile role, possess a can do, positive attitude, possess the compassion, dedication and willingness to go the extra mile, have excellent communications skills and build relationships, and enjoy a challenge and be flexible in your approach to work.
The Carers role:
Personal Care – Help with getting up and ready for the day and settling in for the night, washing, bathing, and toileting
Practical Support – Meal preparation and medication support
Specialised Care – Supporting people with more complex care needs or dementia
Housing & Care 21 offer their employees:
Full induction, training and formal qualifications: (Paid for all training)
Flexible shifts – mornings, evenings and weekends – Full and part time work available
Shadowing – Min 21 hours (Paid for)
Up to 28 days paid holiday, dependent on hours worked
Optional benefits, including child care vouchers and pension
Career opportunities with Housing&Care21
Areas of Leeds currently available are: LS6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 25, 26, 27, 28.
The company has contracted hours to offer which can be discussed at interview.
Housing and Care 21, Unit 5, Killingbeck Court, Killingbeck Drive, Leeds LS14 6UF (Near Asda)
for recruitment contact Kasim Chaudry- Regional Recruitment Manager call or text: 0771 5085152
Housing & Care 21 are holding a recruitment event on the 15th September at St John’s Centre, Leeds. There will be a stand between 10am – 4pm advertising the care in the community positions currently available. Feel free to pop down for more information and a chat.[/private]