Home care firm reports growth of 60 per cent

Marissa and Fran Paladino
Marissa and Fran Paladino

A daughter has joined her mother in caring roles at a fast growing company which specialises in caring for older people in their own homes.

Home Instead Senior Care, a company with offices in Higham Ferrers and Northampton, has announced plans to create 63 care sector jobs in the coming 12 months. The company has seen year-on-year growth across the UK of 60 per cent, with turnover hitting forty million pounds this year.

Marissa Paladino, 56, who lives in Wellingborough, works at the Higham Ferrers Home Instead Senior Care office. She recently introduced her Kettering-based daughter Fran Wilson, 26, who is interested in a career in social care, to the company.

Miss Wilson said: “I really respect the passion and commitment my mum puts into her job, and when she suggested that I join Home Instead, it was the perfect opportunity for me to learn all about the care sector from her. It’s a fantastic place to work as everyone is so committed to providing a high standard of care. I’m really looking forward to building a career in social care, and my mum is the best role model I could have.”

Mark Darnell, who runs the East Northants office of Home Instead, based in Higham Ferrers, said: “Our growth certainly reflects the population surge of older people.

“We are the only care company specialising in care of the elderly and we provide a unique service which is totally focused on the needs of individuals. We pride ourselves on our minimum call out of one hour which allows our caregivers to deal with our clients with dignity and respect.”