Barnsley firm to double its workforce

Caremark (Barnsley) directors Andrew Peace and Mark McKenning'.
Caremark (Barnsley) directors Andrew Peace and Mark McKenning'.
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A Barnsley company providing care allowing elderly people to stay in their own homes is planning to double its workforce in 2014.

Caremark (Barnsley) currently employs more than 100 people but expects to take on that number again over the next year.

The company was only set up in 2011 and at first provided just a few hundred hours of care each month.

Now it is a much bigger concern, helping people to live at home rather than having to go into residential care.

The company, which has its office in the Digital Media Centre on County Way, has connections with the council and also has a number of private clients.

Apart from care for the elderly it provides more specialised care for people with physical disabilities, mental health issues and learning disabilities, as well as for children and young people.

Director Andrew Peace said: “We have experienced excellent growth in just over two years and we are now at the stage where to allow us to develop the service further we need to employ more people, enabling us to meet the increasing demand for our services.

“In 2014 we are looking to recruit at least 10 people each month. While previous care experience is useful it is not essential.

“We wish to recruit dedicated, compassionate people who are keen to work in their community, with local knowledge, providing a service to people across Barnsley.”

Fellow director Mark McKenning added: “Our service is designed to meet customer needs and customers are given a consistent service that meets their specific needs.”