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First year of success for home care provider

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The social enterprise supports vulnerable people to live independently in their own homes

Creative Homecare, a new local care at home provider, has been given an excellent report card by the Care Inspectorate.

The social enterprise supports vulnerable people to live independently in their own homes across the Stirling, Clackmannanshire, North Lanarkshire and Falkirk areas, and every penny made from the service is reinvested into Strathcarron Hospice.  

It received a grade 5, Very Good, rating by the Care Inspectorate in its first inspection report since opening in November 2020.  

Creative Homecare was set up in response to the unprecedented surge in demand of individual needs within the care sector.

Its business model means that it can help fund the £14,315 daily cost of specialist end of life care and services the local hospice charity provides to individuals and their families across its communities.  

Julie Birse, care manager at Creative Homecare, said: “Setting up a new business in the middle of Covid was a real challenge, but the excellence of free specialist care valued at Strathcarron, is mirrored in Creative Homecare’s paid for at-home care services. We are delighted to have been awarded such a high grading by the Care Inspectorate in our first year and thankful to our wonderful customers. The positive feedback on the quality of care received is testament to our excellent team of care professionals.”

Creative Homecare delivers support to customers who need help around the house and with personal care tasks they’re finding more difficult to do themselves. Their care is tailored to their individual needs and staff are all fully trained and supported by the management team.  

The social enterprise’s homecare support workers play a vital role in helping people live independent lives. Their needs are identified in a personal support plan based on the principles of independence, choice, rights, dignity and privacy.   

There is a national shortage of people to work in the home care sector, however Creative Homecare’s recent Facebook recruitment campaign resulted in a significant rise in new home care worker applicants. The aim of the recruitment campaign was to attract people who have left the care industry, as well as encourage individuals who are looking for a new, flexible and rewarding career.  



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