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Caremark Barnsley News & Events

20 Apr 2018

At Caremark Rotherham our Care Assistants are our 'Everyday Heroes'

Working as a Care Assistant in our Rotherham Complex Care Service you will have a can do attitude, want to make a difference, value training and career progression, with a desire to succeed in your chosen vocation.

As a Care Assistant in Rotherham you would be responsible for meeting the support requirements of our clients, in a way that respects the individual and promotes their independence.
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11 Apr 2018

Weekend Standby Senior Opportunity

In order to provide support each weekend to our Supervisors and Senior Care Assistants we intend to introduce a ‘Standby Senior’ role to our operation. The role will be made available to any Care & Support Worker who expresses interest and wants to apply for it. It is essential to the role that any interested party holds a full driving licence and has their own vehicle.
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11 Apr 2018

Registered Care Manager & Team Update

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our new Care Manager, Beverley Knight to our team.

Bev joined our service in late March 2018, she is actively involved in the organisation and has made a real impact in a very short period of time.
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05 Apr 2018

Care Assistant Jobs

Due to continued growth we are looking to increase the number of Care Assistants in our Barnsley service
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07 Mar 2018

Welcome back Sue- We're Delighted You're Back

We are delighted to welcome back Sue Nicholson to our team. Sue has re-joined our service as a Field Care Supervisor a position that she has held before at Caremark Barnsley.
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05 Mar 2018

Thank You to our Amazing Staff

We have some truly amazing people in our team, as a result of the terrible weather conditions last week we saw some extra special people doing extra special things.

We'd like to say a genuine and heartfelt Thank You to all our staff, some names who really stand out are some of our staff who live over in the West of Barnsley- Penistone/Hoylandswaine and Oxspring who walked miles between their calls as a result of their vehicle's being stranded in snow drifts, getting pulled out by tractors; Katie, Sally, Jacquie, Alison and Charlotte.

We also had amazing feedback from clients thanking their Care and Support Workers for their hard work and efforts despite the terrible conditions; Donna, Sharon, Karen, Amanda and Andrea.

We could list all our staff for their efforts over this period, you are special individuals, thank you for all your dedication, hard work and kindness, we are very proud of you. Thank You.
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02 Mar 2018

The Beast From The East put us all to the Test

What a week we have all had, the snow and the artic weather conditions put us to the test this week as the Beast from the East hit the UK.

Caremark together with other home care providers and emergency services were tested this week as a result of heavy snowfall and icy conditions across the Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield district.
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10 Feb 2018

Registered Care Manager Update

We would like to take this opportunity to update our Care & Support Workers of our Registered Care Manager, Lesley Tattershall’s departure from our organization.

Lesley decided to leave Caremark having worked for us since 2016, Lesley left the organization on Friday 9th February 2018.

We would all like to wish Lesley every success and happiness with her future career, she leaves with our best wishes.

We are currently recruiting to fill the Registered Care Manager position and have met with a number of exceptional candidates- we will keep you advised of our new Registered Care Manager’s name and start date as we make our decision.

In the short term Mark and Andrew, the Directors, will have more day to day operational involvement, supported by our wonderful team; Carol, Vicky, Michelle, Jill, Natasha, Jason, Nikki, Terri, Jade, Spencer and Joanne.
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24 Jan 2018

Joy is being spread as carer delays retirement...

A Landlady who swapped pulling pints for a career in care loves her job so much she’s putting off retiring.
Joy Glover, ran the Dards at Cudworth in Barnsley for more than 25 years, but swapped serving punters to caring for the vulnerable after she found herself unable to keep the pub open under the strain of the recession.
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11 Jan 2018

Paediatric Clinical Lead- Job Opportunity

A new exciting opportunity has been created for a paediatric Clinical Lead to join our organisation.

The individual will primarily check and train care staff competencies who support children and young adults with complex needs in their own homes. They will champion clinical and care practice across our service and will be actively involved in the design and consistent care delivery for our clients in their own homes and community.

We support children & young adults who live in their own home and communities, in Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield, with complex health conditions such as, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Tracheostomy’s, Autism, Motor Neurone Disease, Acquired Brain Injury, ventilation and gastrostomy feeding.

We have a solid management team in place to support and manage our care assistants, this role is focussed on client assessment and staff training and competencies and is community based.
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04 Jan 2018

Come & Have a Chat with Us in Goldthorpe Job Centre on Wednesday

We're taking our recruitment on the road on Wednesday 10th January 2018, when we attend the Goldthorpe Job Centre. Our Recruitment Officer, Terri Wall together with our Director Mark McKenning will be on site for most of the day. If you are interested in having a chat with us about our Care Assistant role please swing by.
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21 Dec 2017

Mission Christmas- Well done Nicola!

We’d like to celebrate a wonderful gesture of kindness and humanity by one of our fabulous Care & Support workers, Nicola Drew, that really touched our team this festive period.
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15 Dec 2017

Happy Christmas from the Caremark Barnsley Team

It's that time of year again!
We would like to wish our clients and their loved ones a very Happy Christmas and particularly to our Care Assistants and their loved ones too. We are very proud of our team, they are special people and they make a huge difference to real people's lives. On behalf of everyone at Caremark, 'Thank You', have a Happy Christmas and New Year.
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01 Dec 2017

Flu Immunisation

We are pleased to advise you that NHS England have agreed to include Social Care Workers who work for a Registered Domiciliary Care Provider in this year’s FREE Flu Immunisation programme
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30 Nov 2017

Good Luck Sarah & Maxine

We would like to wish Maxine Fairhurst and Sarah England the very best of luck as they leave our organisation to take up promotional roles within care and the NHS.
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30 Nov 2017

Great Training Feedback

We are very proud of the training we deliver to our staff- we work hard with our accredited trainers to make sure it is involving our staff and they have the opportunity to question, engage and participate on a practical level.
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29 Nov 2017

Attendance Prize Draw

One of our wonderful Care Assistants, Laura Differ suggested to Lesley Tattershall our Registered Care Manager a Bright Idea that focussed on rewarding staff with good attendance.
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29 Nov 2017

Winter Weather Preparations

As we fast approach the worst of the Winter conditions, we would like to ensure everyone is prepared for ice, snow and the access issues this brings. Typically the first calls of the day can prove the most difficult as the quiet road networks allows the snow to settle, however as morning schedules start, traffic increases and road conditions improve- also the council gritting services become effective.

Our first priority is to ensure both Client and Staff safety, we believe that proactive planning, on all our parts, will reduce risk- our clients will need our support regardless of the weather conditions.
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30 Oct 2017

Care Vacancies in Penistone Area

Would you like to make a positive difference to the people who need a little support in your community? We have a number of Care Assistant vacancies in Penistone and the surrounding villages; Oxspring, Hoylandswaine, Thurlstone, Millhouse Green and Thurgoland.

Our support includes helping individuals with things like meal preparation, shopping, personal care, companionship, accompaniment to social activities or appointments, domestic help and assistance with daily living for our clients in their own homes.
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29 Sep 2017

Goodbye and Good Luck Stacey

We’re sorry to say goodbye to our friend and valued colleague Stacey Cooper however we wish her every success in her new role at Barnsley General Hospital as she takes on a nursing role.
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29 Sep 2017

Dementia cafe Penistone

Caremark’s Registered Care Manager Lesley Tattershall was delighted to support and attend the Dementia Café in Penistone recently offering her assistance with anything she could help with, Caremark also provided raffle prizes for the event.
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14 Sep 2017

Training, Training, Training

We’ve been preparing for another new staff induction, which run every two weeks, in our training centre in Barnsley. Our management team have been really impressed with the quality of our recent applicants and the general levels of interest. In our next session we have over 20 new Care Assistants who will receive accredited and certificated training over four days in our training centre at Redbrook, they will then complete two days of shadowing our Senior team in the community, observing care practice and two typical days working as a Care Assistant. From there our Field Care Supervisors will introduce each new member of the team to their clients and observe their care practice in the role.
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04 Aug 2017

Congratulations on your promotion Sam!

We are delighted to announce that Sam Day has been recognised and promoted into one of our Senior Care and Support Workers. Our Registered Care Manager, Lesley Tattershall said ''Sam is very mature, calm and intelligent, she have a lovely personality and really cares about the people we support- she is also really keen to progress.'' Well done Sam!
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04 Aug 2017

We're in Penistone again on Thursday 17th August- at the Market

If you are interested in understanding more about our Care Assistant role, why not pop over to see us on Thursday 17th August- we're at the Market. Our Recruitment Officer Melanie would be really happy to chat about the vacancies we have in Penistone, Hoylandswaine, Millhouse Green, Thurlstone and Oxspring.
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04 Aug 2017

What a Lovely Letter

Our Care Manager, Lesley was really touched this morning when she received a heartfelt letter from a very dear friend of one of our clients who had sadly recently passed away. The letter wanted to thank five of our Care Assistants for their care and support of her friend. Lesley will be doing something special for; Lynne, Danielle, Kerry-Ann, Keeley and Lyndsey to recognise their care and support. Lesley said 'I'm very proud of our care staff and when we receive letters like this it reminds me how special they are and how important their role is, well done and Thank You Lynne, Danielle, Kerry-Ann, Keeley and Lyndsey'.
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31 Jul 2017

What a Great Event

We'd just like to say a huge Thank You for everyone that can to have a chat with Melanie and Karen on Saturday at the Alhambra Centre in Barnsley. We had a very successful day and met with some wonderful individuals.
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31 Jul 2017

We're at Penistone Tesco- Thursday 3rd August 2017- from 9am

If you're interested in a career that makes a difference to real peoples lives in your community, why not come and have a chat with us, we're in the Tesco in Penistone this Thursday (3rd August 2017) from 9am.
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28 Jul 2017

Come and speak to us at The Alhambra Centre at our Recruitment Event

Why not drop in to have a chat with us at our recruitment event in the Alhambra Centre on Saturday 29th July 2017, we’re there all day (just outside Iceland). So, if you’re interested in a new role and career or joining a new organisation that’s growing with promotional opportunities come and speak to us. Alternatively if you’re not in town on Saturday, just call our office on 01226 242858, and we will arrange a date and time to meet us.
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26 Jul 2017

Thank You for our Feedback

We have very touched by the feedback we have been given recently from a number of our Clients and their Next Of Kin. They have taken the time and trouble to share their thoughts with us in relation to their experience of the care and support we provide. The overall feedback is that they are delighted with their Carer’s and the professional and responsive service we have delivered.
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20 Jul 2017

Come & Have a Chat with Us in Penistone

On Monday 24th July, Melanie Shenton, our Recruitment Officer will be in the Penistone Library from 1pm until 3pm, to discuss our Care Assistant role and Vacancies in Penistone, Oxspring, Thurgoland, Thurlstone and Millhouse Green.
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20 Jul 2017

Alhambra Event- Saturday 29th July

If you are looking for a new, rewarding job and you like helping people, having fun and making a difference to people’s lives and you’re in town on Saturday 29th July, why not come and have a chat with Melanie, our Recruitment Officer. Mel’s there for the whole day and would really like to meet people from villages across the Borough who are thinking about a new role.
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18 Jul 2017

Melanie hits the Recruitment Road

If you are looking for a new job or a change of career, our Recruitment Officer, Melanie Shenton is coming into the community this month to meet people that want a new role. Mel is in the Barnsley Town Centre Job Centre this morning (Tuesday 18th July) and Penistone Job Club on Monday 24th, from 1pm to 3pm. Mel has a number of other venues that she will be attending once they have been finalised, which we will advertise on our web site. If you are interested in having a chat please ask to speak with Mel at reception.
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10 Jul 2017

What a Great Parade!

The Caremark team were out in force on Saturday for the annual Lord Mayor’s parade, our fifth year in a row! This year the weather was glorious, blue skies and sunshine were being enjoyed by everyone. Lesley Tattershall our Registered Manager said ‘’I cannot believe just how many people turn out for this event, it was fantastic, the crowds were really lovely and very supportive of everyone who was in the procession- we saw a number of people who we support who cheered us along’’.
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07 Jul 2017

Come & Join Us, Come & Join Us...at the Job Fair at Barnsley Town Hall on 14th July

Would you like to make a difference in your job to real people? Do you like to listen? Are you interested in people, their lives, their music, their sport of choice? Why not come and have a chat with us on 14th July- our team are at the Town Hall in Barnsley from 10am until 2pm. We‘re really pleased to support Barnsley Council’s Job Fair as one of their contracted Care providers.
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27 Jun 2017

Mark gets his walking boots out, for his local football team

Director, Mark McKenning will be donning his walking boots this coming Sunday to help raise money for our local football team, Pogmoor AFC. Caremark sponsor the Under 11’s side with their strip.

The sponsored walk will be the 5th such event the club has organised and each year whilst it raises much needed funds for the teams it also provides a great icebreaker for new teams joining the club and an opportunity for everyone involved with the club to get together and support a great cause.

Mark said ‘’Its really important to me that we are involved with our local community, it’s a great club and has a huge cross section of teams, the coaches are brilliant- they have all given up their own time over several years now and genuinely have the kids best interests at heart- they are great people, it’s a wonderful set up and something that we are proud to be part of’’.
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26 Jun 2017

Come and Say Hello to us at the Mayor’s Parade on Saturday 9th July 2017

Look out for our well known Caremark Car’s in the procession, and come and say hello to our team who are attending the Mayor's parade for the fifth year in a row. Our Registered Care Manager, Lesley Tattershall said ‘’it’s a really significant event in Barnsley- we think its important to support local initiatives, this has always been of real interest to the people of the town and we’re really looking forward to having a great day and meeting some amazing people on the day’’.
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23 Jun 2017

Samantha’s Story- Our Wonderful Apprentice

We thought it would be nice to share a little of our Administration Apprentice’s story, her name is Samantha and we think she’s great!

Samantha joined our team early this year and has very quickly settled into her role, she is currently working through her level 2 NVQ qualification and has made a huge difference to our administration.
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22 Jun 2017

Thanks Again for Taking the Time

We are always pleased to hear feedback from our Clients, we receive lots of lovely messages thanking our staff for their support. We wanted to share a recent one, we are very grateful to everyone who sends their thanks and appreciation- thank you for taking the time to thank us!
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15 Jun 2017

Meet Melanie at Better Barnsley - Friday 16th June 10am-2pm

As part of national Carers Week we are supporting lots of events locally, one event runs tomorrow at the Better Barnsley store (in front of the Alhambra Centre), so why not drop in to meet Melanie our Recruitment Officer and have a chat with her to understand more about care and the support services around- you may be interested in a new role in the Care sector.
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15 Jun 2017

Come and Meet us at the Penistone Show; 9th September 2017

Lesley, Maxine and the Team will be supporting the Penistone Show on Saturday 9th September 2017. The event has become a huge tradition and incredibly well attended. Come and have a chat, a cup of tea and perhaps a slice of our homemade cakes.

We look forward to seeing you there!!!
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15 Jun 2017

Come & Work with Us

We're always looking for motivated and reliable people to join our team. Excellent rates of pay, local programs of work, we pay our staff for their travel time, their mileage, we pay our staff to train and also attend regular meetings. Full training provided. Call us to discuss the role in more detail on 01226 242858.
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14 Jun 2017

Congratulations on your Registration Lesley

We would like to offer our huge congratulations to Lesley Tattershall who has just completed her Care Manager’s registration with the Care Quality Commission, for Caremark Barnsley. We are really proud of her achievement and the difference she has made to our organisation since she joined in 2016.

Lesley is incredibly caring and strives to ensure the highest standards of care and support are delivered to every one of our clients, providing a safe and caring service, she has extensive experience in the field.
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14 Jun 2017

Great Job Opportunities in Penistone & Millhouse Green

We have some fantastic new Job opportunities in Penistone and the surrounding villages (including; Millhouse Green, Thurlstone, Thurgoland, Hoylandswain, Ingbirchworth & Oxspring). We are looking for individuals who are caring, reliable and who want to make a difference to people’s lives who choose to remain living at home, in their community.
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07 Jun 2017

Job Opportunities at Caremark

Due to increase in service demand we are actively looking to fill Senior Carer’s, Field Care Supervisors, Care Coordinators and Care Manager vacancies within our organisation, across South Yorkshire.
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07 Jun 2017

Bake Off Buns & Cake Collaboration

We are holding a complex charity event held in our offices in Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield on the 28th of July. The event will be held for Clic Sargent charity which supports children and young adults with cancer and lifelong illness, chosen by Rachel Coupe our Head of Complex Service.
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30 May 2017

Care & Support Worker of the Month- April 2017

Julie Nota is our choice for Care & Support Worker of the month of April- she was suggested by our Field Care Supervisors and also a family member as she spent time to go down memory lane with her mum who is living with dementia. Julie made real efforts to help the individual with her condition, she even drove her to the area where she used to spend time with her husband who has now sadly passed away.
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30 May 2017

Summer’s here at last- remember to keep hydrated..

At last the summer has arrived, we’ve just been enjoying some really nice sunshine and warmer temperatures and whilst these have been very much eagerly awaited its really important for all of us (Clients and our Team) to remember to stay hydrated.
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30 May 2017

Service Update- Caremark Barnsley's BMBC Framework Success

We would like to take this opportunity to update our team on the recent Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (BMBC) tender award. We are delighted to inform you that Caremark have been successful in gaining a place on the BMBC Framework along with four other organisations across the Borough.
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11 May 2017

Caremark Barnsley Falls Training

We were really pleased to invite the specialist community falls service into our training suite to help our staff understand more about the subject. Over two days 50 staff attended the session and the feedback we received was outstanding.
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02 May 2017

Care & Support Worker of the Month- April 2017

We are delighted to announce Chloe Hershaw as our Care & Support Worker of the month for April 2017.

Our Field Care Supervisor, Tracy Lord nominated Chloe for her teams Carer of the month. Tracy said ‘’Chloe’s absolutely lovely, she is always there for us and her clients when we need her, whether that’s due to staff bereavement or sickness and will always go that extra mile to help out, Chloe has made a huge difference to the individual she supports and in six months has built up a strong, trusting relationship. Whilst Chloe mainly does the sleeping shift she is also happy to help out with any other shifts that may be required. Chloe's confidence has grown over the last few months which can be seen with her performance at work’’.
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27 Apr 2017

Ryan to run Uganda Marathon

Ryan Langridge, one of our Care & Support Workers, is to run the Uganda Marathon starting 4th June 2017
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26 Apr 2017

Welcome to the team, Melanie

This week we have welcomed to our team Melanie Shenton who joins Caremark Barnsley as our new Recruitment Officer.
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19 Apr 2017

Our everyday hero!!

Our new Care & Support worker, Kerrie Guest, used training delivered by AJB training to go above and beyond their expectations.
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11 Apr 2017

Care & Support Worker of the Month- March 2017

We are delighted to announce Maria Rogers as our Care & Support Worker of the month for March 2017.

Katie Rodway our Complex Care Service Manager nominated Maria. Katie said ‘’ I would like to nominate Maria for her hard work, support and her sincere and caring nature. This lady is reliable and goes over and above the call of duty to support her client and ensures our service runs smoothly. I have received compliments from her clients and her Supervisor Kirsty who has recognised her kindness, care practice and her support’’.
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06 Apr 2017

Congratulations to Kelly on the Birth of Baby Zac

We would like to wish Kelly huge congratulations on the birth of her beautiful baby boy, Zac. The whole of the Caremark team wish mother and baby every happiness.
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25 Mar 2017

Recruitment Day - Alhambra Centre, Barnsley - 25th March 2017

Our Recruitment Officer will be outside Iceland in the Alhambra Centre all day on Saturday 25th March to discuss our vacancies and services.
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17 Mar 2017

Employee of the Month- Well Done Sue

We are delighted to announce Sue Gosling as our Care & Support Worker of the month for February 2017.
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08 Mar 2017

Thank You- For Taking the Time to Thank Us

We are always very touched when clients and staff take the time to say Thank You to our team for their support.
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07 Mar 2017

Confidentiality Matters

We take our role and responsibilities to protect both staff and clients private and sensitive information seriously. All our staff are trained on confidentiality in their induction, our management team discuss good practice in our bi-monthly team meetings, staff appraisals and we continually raise the profile in our general office with our internal team. We think it would be a timely reminder to show the good practice principles relating to Confidentiality.
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06 Mar 2017

Pensions Update- Caremark’s Auto Enrolment goes live from 1st April 2017

We would like to take this opportunity to remind all our staff that our Pension’s auto enrolment date is fast approaching; we will begin to enrol employees from 1st April 2017.

Auto enrolment is the UK’s workplace pensions initiative – geared towards motivating the working population into saving towards their retirement. Put simply, you save into a pension and your employer saves with you.
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22 Feb 2017

Caremark BARNSLEY- Company Announcement

We would like to bring to your attention that the independent Limited Company AMMG Care Ltd trading as Caremark WAKEFIELD has announced its closure.

We would like to clarify that this organisation has no association with Focal Care Ltd, trading as Caremark BARNSLEY, other than the Caremark branding. We can therefore assure you that this has no impact on Caremark BARNSLEY and we continue to support our clients throughout the community.
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17 Feb 2017

Maxine Gains Promotion

Were delighted to announce Maxine Fairhurst has been promoted into our Assistant Care Manager post, reporting directly to Lesley Tattershall our Care Manager.
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17 Feb 2017

Recruitment Opportunity at Caremark

We have a very exciting opportunity for an experienced recruitment professional to join our team.

We are passionate about providing the very highest standards of care to individuals who choose to live at home, we realise that to deliver the best care we need the best people in our team.
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17 Feb 2017

Daley Joins The Team

We’d like to welcome Daley Sinclair to Caremark, who’s joined our Team as Field Care Supervisor. Daley has a strong Care background supporting individuals within the community and more recently working in specialist areas, particularly Autism.
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07 Feb 2017

Pensions Update

We would like to take this opportunity to remind all our staff that our Pension’s auto enrolment date is fast approaching; we will begin to enrol employees from 1st April 2017.

I’m sure you will have seen advertisement’s in the national press and media promoting pensions. Known as auto enrolment, this is a new savings plan that both Caremark Barnsley and you will save into, even the taxman helps you save by way of tax relief!
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07 Feb 2017

Care & Support Worker of the Month- January 2017

We are delighted to announce Lisa Davidson as our Care & Support Worker of the month for January 2017.

Our Field Care Supervisor, Sarah England was delighted to have the opportunity to nominate the carer of the month.
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03 Feb 2017

Caremark Promotion- Congratulations Janine

We are delighted to announce that Janine Gilbert has been promoted from Senior Care Worker to Field Care Supervisor.

Janine joined our team back in 2015, not only did she provide excellent care and support to her clients, she went the extra mile time and time again, without hesitation or any thought for herself. Janine puts people first and herself second, she has a strong work ethic and she is respectful and kind.
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28 Jan 2017

Recruitment Day - Alhambra Centre, Barnsley

Our Recruitment Officer will be at the Alhambra Centre in Barnsley on Saturday 28th January, between 9am and 5pm
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20 Jan 2017

CaremarkTeam Receives End of life – Oral hygiene and mouth care training

We are delighted to host a training session for our Care and Support Workers delivered by Vicky Neath (End of life care facilitator) from the end of life care team on Tuesday 17th January and Wednesday 18th January 2017.
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19 Jan 2017

Exciting Promotional Opportunities at Caremark

We are delighted to announce further opportunities for Senior Carers and Field Care Supervisors in our Domiciliary Service in Barnsley.

Our ideal candidates must have a proven working knowledge of providing care and support to individuals in the community and have experience in managing people. Each role requires the successful individual to hold a full driving licence and have their own vehicle. Flexibility is also essential to this role.
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18 Jan 2017

Care & Support Worker of the Month- December 2016

We are delighted to announce Rebecca Roberts as our Care & Support Worker of the month for December 2016.

Our Field Care Supervisor, Aghileh Hatami was delighted to have the opportunity to nominate the carer of the month.
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10 Jan 2017

Welcome Lesley Tattershall- our New Care Manager

We are delighted to announce that Lesley Tattershall has joined Caremark Barnsley as our Care Manager. Lesley is currently in the process to register herself with the Care Quality Commission and over the next few weeks we look forward to her becoming our Registered Care Manager.
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05 Jan 2017

Caremark Long Service Awards

We were delighted to recognise two members of our team for their long service this week. Joy and Sharon joined our organisation 5 years ago as Care & Support Workers, they have made a huge difference to many individuals lives and we are very proud to have them in our team. We surprised them both with gifts and flowers from the whole team.
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04 Jan 2017

Updated Pay Period Schedule 2017

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our staff a very Happy New Year and to update everyone on 2017’s pay period schedule. The pay reference periods together with our payment dates are shown below.
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30 Dec 2016

Temperatures have dropped - Keep warm & well

After a very mild Christmas the colder weather now seems to have arrived.
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30 Dec 2016

New Year - New Challenge - Would you like to work for our Complex Care Team?

Would you like to support children, young people or younger adults to lead a fulfilling life? If so we want to hear from you.....
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30 Dec 2016

Meet our fun loving customer Billie- Jo

Find out about how we support Billie - jo and what she likes to do in her spare time
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23 Dec 2016

Dan performs with the Take A Bow Theatre Group in Panto.

Our customer Dan performed in the "Take A Bow" theatre companys Christmas panto at the Operatic Centre in Wombwell.
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15 Dec 2016

NEW YEAR - NEW CAREER?? What will you be doing in 2017?

The start of the new year is when many people think about making a change in their working life. If you are one of those people it might be wise to start thinking now!!
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09 Dec 2016

2016 CQC Inspection

We would like to say a huge Thank You to all our team for helping us achieve another Care Quality Commission rating of ‘Good’ following our inspection in October this year.
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09 Dec 2016

Christmas Cards Arrive

As we are fast approaching the festivities, our internal team have been dressing up our offices with Christmas decorations and we will have mince pies available for anyone calling in from the beginning of the week commencing 19th December- everyone is welcome.

We took delivery of hundreds of Christmas cards this week. We really like them and hope our staff and clients like them too! We love them even more as they were designed by a Caremark service user and we think they really hit the spot.
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09 Dec 2016

Gifts & Gratuities- What to do

As we are fast approaching the festive season it is not uncommon for our clients to recognise Care and Support Workers who have made a huge difference to their lives by providing terrific care and support. We would like to remind our staff that no gift should be accepted if it exceeds £5.00.
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09 Dec 2016

Christmas Party Night for our customer Dan and his Team

The fantastic team of great Support Workers who look after our wonderful customer Dan had a Christmas meal out last night at Frankie and Benny's.
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08 Dec 2016

Welcome to our New Carer & Support Workers

We are really pleased with the feedback we’ve had from our new Care & Support Workers. They have spent most of this week with us in our Barnsley offices working through their mandatory training.
Our trainer Conrad Baranyai said: "They were absolutely fantastic! Everyone made a real effort to participate and get involved and they were a really nice group of people".
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28 Nov 2016

Recruitment 'drop in' - Hoyland Library

Our Recruitment Officer, Lyndsey, will be at Hoyland Library this week during the weekly Job Club.
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25 Nov 2016

New Year - New Career

Caremark (Barnsley) are continuing to grow our Domiciliary Service in the Barnsley Borough and are recruiting dedicated, professional and compassionate Care Assistants to deliver this service to our customers.
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25 Nov 2016

Field Care Supervisor vacancy

Due to further expansion of our Domiciliary Service in Barnsley, we are now expanding our field management team to better support our customers and Care Assistants.
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17 Nov 2016

Winter Is Coming- Its Time to Prepare

With temperatures forecast to drop during the winter months people are being urged to make sure their home heating is up to the job of keeping them warm this winter.

Follow these British gas tips to keep your home warm during the cold weather.

Just ahead of the onset of wintry weather, British Gas has found many people are not prepared for a cold snap.
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17 Nov 2016

Another Group of Caremark staff achieve their Care Certificate

We are delighted to recognise another six members of staff have completed their Care Certificate. The team all satisfactorily completed their Competency Framework Training, Induction, Shadowing and Observations and their Care Portfolio.

The Care Certificate is the start of the career journey and is only one element of the training and education that will make them ready to practice within their specific sector.

Well done team, the Care Certificate is essential and mandatory for all Care & Support Workers.
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16 Nov 2016

Pensions Update- Working for Caremark Barnsley just got even better!

That’s right – as from October 2012 UK employers and employees got together and started saving for retirement. Known as auto enrolment, this is a new savings plan that both Caremark Barnsley and you will save into – even the taxman helps you save by way of tax relief!

We will begin to enrol employees in April 2017
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15 Nov 2016

Care & Support Workers of the Month- October 2016

We are delighted to announce Holly Rhodes, Michael Crump and Susan Hartley as our Care & Support Workers of the month of October.
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10 Nov 2016

Caremark supports Coalfields Employment Advice at Wombwell Library

Lyndsey Morgan our Recruitment Officer will be joining Richard from Coalfields Employment Advice at Wombwell Library for his Job Club on Friday 18th November from 09:30-12:30.
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10 Nov 2016

The First Test of Winter Snow

Barnsley and the North of England, was tested for the first time this year with any early snowfall on Tuesday night and through the early hours of Wednesday morning, we’re delighted to report that our plan was robust, the team came together and the plan worked.

Our team were aware of the pending snowfall on Monday as we review each day the Met Office and BBC weather service from October through to May each year.
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10 Nov 2016

Hate Crime Awareness Training

We were delighted that Fiona Thompson, Hate Crime Coordinator for South Yorkshire Police joined our staff team meeting on Monday 7th November to help us understand more about the subject.
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16 Oct 2016

The Clocks go Back for Winter on Sunday, October 30.

It is that time of year again when we all enjoy an extra hour in bed only to welcome in the longer, darker nights and cold winter weather.

And this year the lighter mornings and darker evenings will commence at 2am, on Sunday, October 30.
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16 Oct 2016

Have Your Say, Help Us Improve- Caremark Barnsley Staff Forum

The two most important elements of our service are our Clients and our Care & Support Workers. Through regular reviews, supervisions and annual surveys the consistent frustration both groups raise with us is in regard to our communication.
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10 Oct 2016

Care & Support Workers of the Month Award- Well done Joanne & Kelly

We have had some tremendous examples of staff who have really gone the extra mile this month (Sept 16): people who have changed their plans to help us when we had illness; people who have driven staff who don’t drive to calls and lots more staff who have provided first class; dignified care to our clients with kindness and professionalism.
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10 Oct 2016

That’s a Great, Bright Idea!

We are always really keen to listen to our staff and as many of you are aware we have a ‘Bright Ideas Suggestion Box’ in the reception area of our general office.


We were delighted to receive a suggestion from Carol Knowles this month, Carol suggested that we provide branded Caremark T-Shirts for next summer instead of the heavy Caremark tunics.
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08 Oct 2016

Caremark to hold Recruitment Day at Alhambra Centre, Barnsley

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) are holding a Care Assistant Recruitment Day on Saturday 8th October 2016 at the Alhambra Centre in Barnsley. The day is intended to allow anyone who's always been interested in supporting people to come along and find out more about becoming a Care Assistant.
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29 Sep 2016

Caremark attend Jobs Fair- Come and Meet Us at Goldthorpe Library

We were really pleased to be invited to join the Jobs Fair at Goldthorpe Library, between 1pm and 6pm on 29th Sept 2016.
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09 Sep 2016

Care & Support Workers of the Month- August 2016

We would like to say a huge Thank You and Well Done to three of our wonderful Care & Support Workers this month (August 2016) for their hard work, dedication, loyalty and effort. They are, Adele Chadwick from our Domiciliary Team and Leona Peace & Maria Rogers from our Complex Service Team.
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15 Aug 2016

Caremark (Barnsley) hold Recruitment Open Day - Saturday 20th August 2016

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) are holding a Care Assistant Recruitment Day on Saturday 20th August 2016 in their Redbrook Business Park offices. The day is intended to allow anyone who's always been interested in supporting people to come along and find out more about becoming a Care Assistant.
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05 Aug 2016

The Qualities of a Great Care & Support Worker

This week’s group of new Care & Support Workers did some table top work with Cathryn our Registered Care Manager, designed to help our new team help see the person we support. We asked our group what makes a ‘great carer’ and what we would want from a carer who provided care for our loved ones.
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04 Aug 2016

Welcome to our new staff

We were really pleased with the feedback we’ve had from 16 of our new Care & Support Workers, who have spent most of this week with us in our Barnsley offices working through their mandatory training.
Our trainer Conrad Baranyai said: "They were absolutely first class! Everyone made a real effort to participate and get involved and they were a really nice group of people".
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27 Jul 2016

Caremark Safer Driving at Work Training

Caremark have invested in some Safer Driving at Work awareness training for the management team, on Tuesday 26th July we visited the excellent Lifeways centre in Rotherham. The session was designed to help remind us of safe driving practice and also behaviours that might put staff and other road users at risk. The session was hard hitting and very thought provoking.
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20 Jul 2016

Dementia Signposting & Information

Dementia causes the (usually gradual) loss of mental abilities such as thinking, remembering and reasoning. It can affect anyone whatever their age, although the majority of people who develop it are over 65. The symptoms can vary greatly from person to person.
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20 Jul 2016

Care & Support Workers of the Month- July 2016

We would like to say a huge Thank You and Well Done to two of our wonderful Care & Support Workers this month (July 2016) for their hard work, loyalty and effort. They are, Shereen Chevens from our Domiciliary Team & Melanie Plumb from our Complex Service Team.
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19 Jul 2016

Come and Join us if you are in the area for Lollies & Water today (Tues 19th July)

Whilst we’re all absolutely delighted to see the very best of the long awaited summer arrive, it's really hot- the highest temperatures are expected this afternoon (Tuesday 19th July).

We have been to the shops this morning and bought tons of drinks and ice lollies to try to keep us cool and hydrated today.
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18 Jul 2016

Do you want to progress in your Care career?

We would like to announce that we have a vacancy for a Field Care Supervisor to join our Barnsley based team.

This role is a key role in our organisation. The right individual not only has to have a solid back ground of care and support in the community, they also need to be able to supervise and support the staff in their team.
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13 Jul 2016

Caremark attend Jobs Fair- Come and Meet Us at the DMC in Barnsley Town Centre

We were really pleased to be invited to join the Barnsley Together - BME Jobs and Skills Fair at the Digital Media Centre, just on County Way in Barnsley Town Centre (behind the Court House pub) between 1pm and 5pm on 13th July 2016.
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13 Jul 2016

What a great Mayor’s parade!

On Saturday 9th July our Caremark Barnsley team set off to join the throngs of people making their way into Barnsley town centre for the annual Mayor’s parade.
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08 Jul 2016

Caremark Wear White for Wimbledon Day (& Alzheimer’s...)

After the disappointment of the Euros, we now have the very British tradition of Wimbledon upon us. This can only mean one thing – strawberries and cream.
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08 Jul 2016

Caremark fill the gap after thieves steal Barnsley Hospital Charity Box

After reading about the theft of the Barnsley Hospital Charity box from the coffee shop at Barnsley General hospital Caremark staff and its Directors decided to make the difference up and do some good following the lousy act.

David Kershaw our Community Development Officer spoke to the hospital’s Beth Kaminski the Charity's Fundraising Coordinator and Janet Curry, coffee shop volunteer and active member of the fundraising team who gratefully received a cheque from the company and a collection from Caremark Staff.
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06 Jul 2016

Anyone for (non-alcoholic) Pimms, Strawberries & Cream?

In celebration of the Wimbledon Tennis tournament and the long awaited summer weather on Friday 8th July 2016 our team in Barnsley will be enjoying some well-deserved non alcoholic Pimms, Strawberries & Cream. And to really try and ‘feel’ the Wimbledon experience we will have a large screen TV on in our office throughout the day.
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05 Jul 2016

Clinical Lead for the Caremark Service

We are really pleased to announce a new, key role within our service, the post of Clinical Lead has been created and we are inviting applications.

The individual will champion clinical and care practice across our service and will be actively involved in the design and consistent care delivery for our clients in their own homes and community.
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01 Jul 2016

Care & Support Worker to Senior to Field Care Supervisor- Congratulations Tracy

We are really pleased to announce Tracy Lord has been promoted once again to Field Care Supervisor in our Complex service.

Tracey has over 25 years of experience in the care sector, starting her career as a home help, progressing to senior carer with added responsibilities such as staff rotas and supervisions.
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30 Jun 2016

Summer 2016 Newsletter Available

The first issue has news on training, feedback from our clients and new additions to the team.
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29 Jun 2016

A Brief Caremark Update

In the first half of this year (1st Jan to 31st May), we undertook 93,297 home visits, an aver¬age of 4,240 visits per week, and we’re growing.
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28 Jun 2016

Complex Service Care & Support Worker of the Month- June

June’s Care & Support Worker of the Month has been nominated by our Registered Care Manager, Cathryn Fewster for service excellence. This month’s recognition goes to Julie Wood who works in our Complex Service.
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28 Jun 2016

Domiciliary Care & Support Worker of the Month- June

Cathryn has been busy, she has nominated June’s Domiciliary Care & Support Worker of the Month as Kerry Ann Shepherd. Cathryn has been blown away by Kerry Ann’s kindness and decency.
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23 Jun 2016

We're delighted to announce a Care Manager vacancy

We are delighted to announce a Care Manager vacancy within our organisation, heading up our Complex Care Service.

Caremark Barnsley is further developing its care and support services to children and adults with complex needs. Services include supporting people with a range of complex health conditions to remain in their own home.

We support children & adults who live in their own home and communities living with Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Tracheostomy’s, Autism, Motor Neurone Disease and Acquired Brain Injury.


The Purpose of the Role
A new exciting opportunity has been created for an astute, professional manager to establish new relationships and develop this established service. The individual will be responsible for managing this service from package referral through to safe and consistent delivery.
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23 Jun 2016

Staff & Customer Forums

Cathryn is just about to re-launch our Employee Forum, we are inviting six Care & Support Workers to join our Forum- its premise is to meet on a twice a year basis to help us shape our service.
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23 Jun 2016

Safeguarding Awareness Week, 4-8 July 2016

Barnsley Council is holding the borough’s first Safeguarding Awareness Week in July (Monday 4th to Friday 8th).

The theme will be ‘Safeguarding is everybody’s business’ and the principal aim will be to raise everyone’s awareness of what safeguarding means, the many situations in which it can occur and, importantly, signpost people to the organisations which can offer the right type of help and support.
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20 Jun 2016

Caremark Hold Fantastic Recruitment Event in Town

If you were in the Barnsley Alhambra Centre on Saturday 18th June you may well have bumped into Lyndsey and David who were running our recruitment event.
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20 Jun 2016

Registered Care Manager Opportunities in Caremark Rotherham & Sheffield

We are in the process of opening a Registered Office in both Rotherham and Sheffield. As a result we are delighted to announce that we are now recruiting for a Registered Care Manager for both areas.

This is a new exciting opportunity for an astute, professional manager to build on existing relationships and also establish new relationships to further develop our service. The individual will be fully responsible for managing this service from care package referral through to consistent and safe delivery.
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15 Jun 2016

Complex Needs Recruitment Opportunities

We are delighted to announce a number of Care Assistant opportunities within our Complex Service. The roles vary and can be found on our ‘job’s pages.

Are you looking for a new role?

Do you have experience in Care?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and genuinely caring Complex Care Male Support Worker to join our Complex Care at Home team working various shift patterns including days and waking nights around South Yorkshire.

We provide care for people living with long term conditions such as muscle degeneration, spinal injury and cerebral palsy who need support to stay in their own home, throughout Barnsley, Rotherham & Sheffield. Our person-centred approach means that every client receives a personalised care plan delivered by our dedicated team of support worker. Could you be that person?

Call us on 01226 242858 for an informal discussion.
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15 Jun 2016

Thank You for saying Thank You

We are always very pleased to hear from our clients, it is especially nice to hear from a family member who has taken the time to send in a ‘thank you’ card.
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10 Jun 2016

Sixteen Caremark (Barnsley) staff become Dementia Friends

Our Registered Care Manager, Cathryn Fewster, trained another 16 new Care Assistants to become Dementia Friends yesterday (9th June 2016).
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09 Jun 2016

Caremark Attend the Annual SEN & Disability Information Day

We were thrilled to attend the annual SEN & Disability Information Day today (9th June 2016), held at newly promoted Barnsley Football Club’s Legends Suite. It’s a terrific event that we attend year on year, each event is bigger and better than the last one and todays was probably the best so far.
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07 Jun 2016

Remember to stay hydrated!

Whilst we are absolutely thrilled that summer has finally arrived we want to remind all our staff and Customers to stay hydrated in these very warm periods.

Water is crucial to every bodily action, and maintenance of hydration is essential to life. We know that dehydration is difficult to identify - but it can lead to increased risk of hospital admission, urinary tract infections, disability and even death.”
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07 Jun 2016

Caremark Barnsley holds Recruitment Day in the Alhambra

We are delighted to be returning to the Alhambra Centre on Saturday the 18th June to talk to people who may be looking for a new challenge and who’ve never thought about a career in care.

Our Recruitment Officer Lyndsey Morgan will be ’live and direct’ from the Alhambra Centre in Barnsley town centre on Saturday 18th June between 9am and 5pm.
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06 Jun 2016

Welcome David our Community Development Officer

We’re really pleased to welcome David to the team who joined us in May 2016.

For almost the past 6yrs David has been involved with community and outreach based work, within Barnsley itself, then across the whole of Yorkshire in specific community, outreach and engagement roles.
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06 Jun 2016

Caremark add again to the Coordination Team

We are delighted to welcome Gemma Dunn to our Care Coordinator team. Gemma joined us in May 2016- she has an extensive background of support and customer service.
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03 Jun 2016

Employee Health & Wellbeing Survey

As part of our new Health & Wellbeing Programme, we are carrying out a survey on employee health and wellbeing in our organisation. The survey questionnaire provides an opportunity for all employees to have a say on their experiences of their health and work, with the aim of improving any areas which the survey highlights as potential sources of improvement, whilst building on the things we do well.
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19 May 2016

Caremark Barnsley Run More Dementia Friends Sessions

Caremark Barnsley’s commitment to Alzheimer’s and Dementia continues throughout the month of May as Cathryn Fewster our Registered Care Manager has been running a number of Dementia Friends events.
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19 May 2016

Caremark Barnsley support Skills Summit Event

We were delighted to be invited to attend the skills summit by our Health & Social Care training partner ITS. Cathryn Fewster, our Registered Manager, went along to show our support and appreciation of the work ITS have done with our organisation. Cathryn took along our Admin Apprentice, Cerys England who had the opportunity to meet with Skills Minister Nick Boyles.
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19 May 2016

Our New Vehicle’s Arrive

We are thrilled to bits with our two new Caremark cars, which arrived this week. The vehicles have been issued to our Field Care Supervisors, Amy Birley and Corina Ward- both ladies are suitably impressed, Amy said ‘its really nice, so solid and packed with technology- I love it.’
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04 May 2016

Caremark Barnsley Christmas Card Design Competition

You’ve not miss-read the title!!
We are running a Design our 2016 Christmas Card Competition.
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04 May 2016

Caremark Acheives CHAS Accreditation

We are delighted to have renewed and received accreditation to the Contractors Health & Safety Scheme (CHAS).
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29 Apr 2016

Healthy Hydration June

Caremark Barnsley are running a series of Healthy Hydration Awareness Sessions throughout the month of June to help remind all our Team how important fluid is to our Customers.
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27 Apr 2016

Lyndsay joins the Team as Recruitment Officer

Caremark Barnsley are delighted to welcome Lyndsay to our team, she joins us as our Recruitment Officer with a real depth of experience.
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27 Apr 2016

Caremark Barnsley Commit to Apprenticeships

We are delighted to announce Cerys England has joined the Caremark Barnsley team as our Administration Apprentice.

In the short space of time Cerys has been here she has proven herself to be very punctual, reliable and committed and has done some fantastic work assisting our admin department and on our reception.
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27 Apr 2016

Caremark Barnsley Hold Recruitment Drop In Day at the Tinkers Café in Hoyland

Caremark Barnsley’s Recruitment Officer Lyndsey Morgan will be on site at the Tinkers Café in Hoyland on Thursday 28th April between 1pm and 3pm, as we are recruiting for Care and Support Worker vacancies across Barnsley and now Rotherham and Sheffield.
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27 Apr 2016

Remember to be Proud Cathryn- Thanks from the Alzheimer’s Society

The Caremark Barnsley had a really nice letter of thanks from the Alzheimer’s Society this week, together with a ‘certificate of thanks’ for our very own Care Manager, Cathryn Fewster.

In January 2016 Cathryn raised over £10,000 following her massive trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, she worked incredibly hard to achieve this incredible amount.
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26 Apr 2016

Caremark Barnsley Win Award Two Years In A Row!

The Caremark Barnsley Team are delighted to be awarded with the homecare.co.uk Top 10 Awards.
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26 Apr 2016

The Caremark Team Complete St Johns Ambulance Training

Three members of the Caremark Barnsley Team undertook formal St Johns Ambulance Training on Emergency First Aid at Work and Fire Marshal training.
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26 Apr 2016

Christine joins the Barnsley Team

Caremark Barnsley is delighted to announce the appointment of Christine Aldred as Care Coordinator.
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26 Apr 2016

Caremark Barnsley Welcomes Ben

Caremark Barnsley is delighted to announce the appointment of Ben Symonds as Care Coordinator.
Ben joins our Team on Monday 25th April he brings a wealth of expertise to the organisation having completed diplomas in level 1,2 & 3 in Health and Social Care.
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14 Apr 2016

Medication March Training Sessions

During the month of March our Registered Care Manager Cathryn Fewster together with Field Care Supervisor, Amy Birley undertook a full audit of every one of our customer's medication plans and our practice when we assist or remind customers with their medication.
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14 Apr 2016

Welcome to our new Care & Support Workers

We are delighted to welcome fourteen new Care & Support Workers who have just completed their first week of competency training together with their induction into our organization. Their first week of training was really well received and Carol one of our new trainees said: "I have really enjoyed my training. It was really well delivered and in a way that I found easy to understand".
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17 Mar 2016

Home is where the Heart is

Caremark Barnsley’s Care team are a lifeline to our Customers and their families and offer an amazing service to our Customers which enables them to stay in their own home as the day to day tasks which many of us take for granted become a challenge.

We work hard to match our staff to our Customers and have lots of opportunities for people to join our team as Care & Support Workers.

We are recruiting friendly, dedicated, respectful, reliable and compassionate Care Assistants throughout the Barnsley area, particularly in Wombwell, Goldthorpe, Brampton, Darton, Silkstone, Kendray, Monk Bretton and Athersley.
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17 Mar 2016

Great Return on Annual Customer Surveys

Caremark Barnsley are delighted with the increase in Customer annual surveys being returned, between January and March our office have received 28 completed surveys from Customers and their families. The surveys measure Customer satisfaction in line with CQC areas of inspection which include; Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well-led.

Back in July 2015, we published the results of our annual Customer Satisfaction Survey. We reported on how well you thought we were doing against the five key areas, and how satisfied you were with our overall performance. At the time we had 100% satisfaction in all five areas, however we were disappointed with the number of completed surveys we had returned.
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15 Mar 2016

Care & Support Worker of the Month Award- Well done Hailey

We are delighted to announce Hailey Webb as our Care & Support Worker of the Month (January 2016), Complex Needs Manager Darral Taylor said ‘’Hailey demonstrates good working practices within all her packages, she is a dedicated member of the team who will change her plans to facilitate a call at the last minute. Her focus is always on the Customer, she has a terrific work ethic and very caring nature. Hailey is keen to move up the ranks with Caremark and I personally believe she has what it takes to be a very good Senior.’’

Watch this space to see Hailey’s progress.

On behalf of Darral and everyone at Caremark, we’d like to say Well Done Hailey and enjoy your vouchers.
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15 Mar 2016

Care & Support Worker of the Month Award- Well done Jacqui

Our wonderful Care & Support Worker Jacqui Rumney was nominated by our Field Care Manager, Geraldine Petts for our Care Worker of the Month Award. Gerry said ‘Jacqui was actually nominated by one of our Customers husbands because he and his family were so impressed with the fact that she always went the extra mile- nothing was too much trouble for Jacqui. When this gentleman’s wife was really poorly Jacqui changed her bed every day, put the washing on every day, sat and fed his wife when she wasn't strong enough to hold a spoon . He was deeply touched with Jacqui’s compassion and very caring nature’’.
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12 Mar 2016

Long service team undertake refresher training

Another cohort of Caremark Barnsley's long serving team of Care & Support Workers attended their mandatory refresher training last week. The eight strong team attended the day long course which refreshed their care practice and updated them on new best practice techniques.
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09 Mar 2016

Mature Care Assistants Required- Help & Support for Older Workers

Caremark Barnsley is working hard to inform older workers about the opportunity to join their organisation as Care Assistants. Operations Director, Mark McKenning said ‘Older workers have a huge amount to bring to any workforce particularly in our service. We recognise the qualities they have, not only do they have wide and varied histories, positive life skills, patience and reliability together with great work ethics, they are also able to relate to our Customers.’

Statistics show once older workers find themselves unemployed, it is harder than for any other age group to get back in to work, with many finding themselves locked out of the labour market for a long time.
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03 Mar 2016

More Exciting Senior Job Opportunities within Caremark Barnsley

Caremark Barnsley are delighted to announce some very exciting job opportunities as a result of our developing and growing service. If you would like to be part of our progressive success story then we would like to hear from you.

We are recruiting for the following roles;

Community Development Officer
Field Care Manager
Field Care Supervisor
Care Coordinator

We thought it might be interesting to see what some of our ex-staff said what it's like to work with us.
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03 Mar 2016

Happy Easter from Caremark Barnsley

We would like to remind all our Customers of our Easter office opening;

Good Friday, which falls this year on the 25th March
Easter Saturday (26th March)
Easter Monday (27th March)
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25 Feb 2016

Vikki’s Fundraising Grows Legs and Buns....

Back in early January we told you about Vikki- her story and her intentions to raise cholesterol awareness and cash for Heart UK. Vikki has been busy- not only is she running a 10k later this year #Doing it for Drew, she has also come up with a ‘Bake Off with a Difference’ initiative.
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02 Feb 2016

Caremark Barnsley win Excellence Award

Caremark Barnsley were delighted to receive the Mark of Excellence Award 2015, Operations Director Mark McKenning said ‘’it is always really nice to be recognised for quality service, compliance and innovation, particularly by fellow Franchisee’s and Caremark Limited- we are very proud of our Team in Barnsley, this recognition is a result of their hard work ethics and the desire to provide the very best service for those people in our area who choose to remain living in their own homes".

Business Director, Andrew Peace said ‘’this is an incredibly challenging industry, we are delighted to win the award, it means a lot as it came from our peers who are all worthy in their own right’’.
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28 Jan 2016

Workplace Health & Wellbeing Programme

We are delighted to announce the launch of Caremark Barnsley Health & Wellbeing Programme. Whilst we provide quality home care services to vulnerable people across Barnsley and South Yorkshire, it is important that we remember to support the wellbeing of our dedicated workforce
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28 Jan 2016

Recommend A Friend and Receive £100!

Homecare provider Caremark Barnsley are delighted to remind their team of their very exciting and dare we say it, lucrative Recommend a Friend initiative.

Registered Manager, Cathryn Fewster said 'it's really very simple, we know that there's know-one better placed than our wonderful Care & Support Workers to recommend likeminded individuals to come and work for us, if they are successful and when they have delivered 150 hours of care, we pay our Care & Support Worker £100'.
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17 Jan 2016

Cathryn's Fundraising Diary - Killimanjaro 2016

Caremark Barnsley Registered Care Manager Cathryn has commenced her epic fundraising adventure in aid of Alzheimer's Society - 'Kilimanjaro The Climb'
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12 Jan 2016

Happy Birthday Charles - 100 today!

Caremark Barnsley were delighted to celebrate one of their customers 100th birthday today.
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11 Jan 2016

The time is almost here for Caremark Barnsley’s Care Manager’s Big Adventure

The time is almost here for our Registered Manager Cathryn Fewster to embark on her ‘trip of a lifetime’!

It seems a long long time ago when Cathryn, in a moment of madness decided to set herself a personal challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society which is her favourite charity.

The last minute preparations are pretty much all in hand, Cathryn is packing her bags and checking her huge list of inventory. When we spoke to her she said ‘I’m feeling a little anxious to be honest, I’ve put such a lot of effort into the training I just can’t believe that we’re almost ready to set off’.

This Thursday (14th Jan 2016), Cathryn will board a plan that will fly her and her fellow trekkers from London to Nairobi airport in Kenya, from there she will fly on to an airstrip at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, ready to start the journey.
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11 Jan 2016

Caremark Barnsley enlist to Save Our Homecare

Caremark Barnsley have enlisted to the Save Our Homecare campaign. The UK’s crucial homecare support network is facing a huge crisis. Almost one million people need help to live at home due to their age or disability, yet government continues to put an unbearable squeeze on funding as such vital front line services are at risk.
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11 Jan 2016

Caremark Barnsley nominated for Award

Caremark Barnsley are thrilled and delighted to be nominated for the prestigious ‘Caremark Mark of Excellence Award 2016’. The award will be announces at the Caremark national annual conference on the 29th January.

Director , Mark McKenning said ‘we are very pleased to have been nominated, that in itself represents a real achievement particularly as our colleagues across the UK set such a fantastic benchmark’.
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08 Jan 2016

Caremark Barnsley want to share Vikki’s story

Home Care provider, Caremark Barnsley would like to share one of our very own Team members touching stories and the reasons why she chose to support Heart UK.

Vickki White until 23rd December was a Care Coordinator (and one of the really nice people that you sometimes meet) with Caremark Barnsley for over two years.

Vickki tragically lost her boyfriend late in the summer of 2015, here is her story in her own words.

I'm Vikki, I'm 23, a Leeds United fan, a Salvation Army Soldier and bands woman and I have been a coordinator at Caremark Barnsley since October 2014, I've recently left following an extremely difficult period in my life. I'd like to tell you a little bit about it.
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05 Jan 2016

Caremark Barnsley welcomes Spencer to the Team

Homecare provider Caremark Barnsley is delighted to start the New Year with a new team member. Spencer Fisher joins the Barnsley team as an Administrator with finance responsibilities. Registered Care Manager, Cathryn Fewster said ‘we’re delighted to have Spencer join our growing Team, he has tremendous experience and a proven track record in providing the very highest standard of Customer experience’.
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24 Dec 2015

Merry Christmas from Caremark

Merry Christmas and very best wishes for the coming year from everyone at the Caremark Barnsley Team.
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24 Dec 2015

A New Year a New Challenge?

Caremark Barnsley are very excited to announce a significant number of new vacancies in the Barnsley and Dearne areas.

Director, Mark McKenning said, 'our service continues to grow and finding great staff who genuinely want to make a difference to peoples lives is and will always be our number one priority'. Mark went on to say 'We have a vast range of staff who have come from a very broad span of different job roles in the past, before they joined us. However they all possess some key similarities; they care about people, they really want to help others have a better life and they are all very flexible'.
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21 Dec 2015

Caremark Barnsley invests in new Technology

In August 2015 Caremark Barnsley invested in mobile monitoring solution, iConnect, from Advanced Health & Care to improve the communication between office staff and field based care workers.

The use of iConnect, which is now being used by over 85 care workers based in Barnsley, has resulted in a significant decrease in time spent communicating roster schedules to care workers.
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17 Dec 2015

Carer’s of the Month- November& December 2015

Caremark (Barnsley) are delighted to announce Malcolm Johnson and Tracy Lord as the Carer’s of the months of November& December 2015
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16 Dec 2015

Caremark Barnsley’s Wonderful Feedback from Alan & the Alzheimer’s Society’s

Homecare provider Caremark Barnsley were delighted to receive a letter of thanks for the fundraising Operations Director, Mark McKenning did on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society, when he and his colleagues cycled from Lands’ End to John O’Groats, earlier this year.

Alan and the Alzheimer’s Society’s letter helped translate what the fundraising actually means to the people who are living with the condition.
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16 Dec 2015

The Caremark Barnsley Christmas Raffle

The Caremark Barnsley Christmas Raffle was drawn on Monday 14th December 2015 by Operations Director Mark McKenning.

The raffle raised a massive total of £727 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Each of the hampers had been lovingly prepared and wrapped by our very own Joanne Harvey who’s keen and artistic eye ensured that everyone who saw the hampers wanted to be part of the draw.
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16 Dec 2015

Caremark Barnsley shake their buckets at Oakwell

The management team from Caremark (Barnsley) will be shaking buckets for the Alzheimer’s Society on Saturday 19th December at Barnsley Football Club’s clash with Wigan.

Prior to the match members of the team will be visiting local drinking establishments popular with match goers before heading to Oakwell to greet fans as they arrive. This is Caremark (Barnsley’s) final fundraiser of 2015 for this wonderful charity-if you are at the match please show your support.

Cathryn Fewster, Registered Care Manager at Caremark (Barnsley) has recently broken through a new fundraising target of £10,000 raised for the Alzheimers Society.
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27 Nov 2015

Fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Society

The Caremark Barnsley team are giving up their free time again this weekend, bag packing at ASDA Royston in Barnsley
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27 Nov 2015

Happy Christmas from the Caremark Barnsley Team

Homecare provider Caremark Barnsley would like to thank all our wonderful Care & Support Workers for all their hard work and support this year and wish the whole team a very Happy Christmas.
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27 Nov 2015

Read Caremark (Barnsley)'s Customer Winter Newsletter

Caremark Barnsley have just released the Winter edition of their Customer Newsletter
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27 Nov 2015

Carer of the Month- October 2015

Homecare provider Caremark Barnsley’s Field Care Supervisor Terri Wall and Registered Care Manager, Cathryn Fewster both nominated Karen Mansour for the Care & Support Worker of the Month of October 2015.
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24 Nov 2015

Read our Staff Winter 2015 newsletter

Download and read the latest issue of our Staff newsletter, with Care Worker of the Month, events and updates straight from the Caremark (Barnsley) team.
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23 Nov 2015

Christmas Hampers at Caremark Barnsley

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) are holding a Christmas Raffle to end a year of fundraising for the Alzheimers Society.

The first prize is a huge Christmas Hamper full of delicious food and drink. Other prizes include a his and hers pamper hamper, a coffee lovers hamper and a chocolate hamper. We have been so fortunate with donations from our management team and Morrisons Supermarket that we have been able to make up a second hamper as a runners up prize too.
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19 Nov 2015

Caremark Barnsley spend a morning at the Barnsley University Campus

Caremark Barnsley’s Recruitment Officer, Janet Wheeler delivered a Care presentation to HND and HNC graduates about ways to gain employment within the sector and with Caremark Barnsley.

Janet had some very positive discussions with the students, she explained the different roles that are on offer within Caremark Barnsley, and our experience working with students. We have had a number of students who have joined our Team as ‘weekend workers’, a role which has enabled them to have some terrific training and real life experiences which they are paid for and often assists with their Health related carer of choice and the studies they need to complete. To date we have worked with students who have become qualified Social Workers, Paramedics, Midwifes and Nurses.
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19 Nov 2015

Caremark hit the Barnsley Job Centre on Thursday 26th Nov 2016

Homecare provider Caremark Barnsley were delighted to be offered the opportunity to promote vacancies within the Barnsley and Dearne areas at the Town End Job Centre.
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13 Nov 2015

Getting ready for Winter....

When winter temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can become a challenge.
We’re all likely to feel the chill in winter, but cold weather can lead to very serious health problems, such as heart attacks, strokes or pneumonia, and sometimes the cold weather can even kill – especially if you have a long-term health condition. There are several things that you can do to help yourself stay healthy in winter.
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10 Nov 2015

Job Opportunities continue at Caremark Barnsley

Homecare provider, Caremark Barnsley is delighted to welcome the arrival of 10 new Care & Support Workers to our team!

Over the last two weeks they have completed their four day competency framework, two days of shadowing with one of our experienced staff and a full day of observations conducted by their Field Care Supervisor. The team are due to be presented with their Care Certificates this week.

Each and every Care & Support Worker is from a different background, some have been involved in care before while others haven’t, but they all united in one thing- they all want to help change our client’s lives.
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21 Oct 2015

Caremark (Barnsley) are proud to sponsor Pogmoor AFC Under 9s

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) were delighted to sponsor their local Under 9 football team, the mighty Pogmoor AFC.
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21 Oct 2015

Caremark (Barnsley) announces new opportunities

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) are delighted to announce a number of vacancies in the Rotherham and Sheffield areas, providing support to a number of individuals with complex needs.
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07 Oct 2015

Caremark (Barnsley) hold Recruitment Day

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) are holding a Care Assistant Recruitment Day on Saturday 17th October 2015 in their Redbrook Business Park offices. The day is intended to allow anyone who's always been interested in supporting people to come along and find out more about becoming a Care Assistant.
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24 Sep 2015

Promotional Opportunities at Caremark (Barnsley)

Caremark (Barnsley) is delighted to announce a number of vacancies within their organisation, as a result of the expansion of the service. We want individuals who want to be part of a high quality service where everything is tailored around the client’s needs.

Our management team lead with authority, passion and compassion, and are skilled at developing strong communities making our clients feel valued and genuinely cared for whilst inspiring and developing their staff.
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24 Sep 2015

Mark Completes Epic Bike Ride for the Alzheimer's Society

Caremark (Barnsley)’s Operations Director, Mark McKenning returned back to work this week having cycled over 700 miles in 7 days with his Caremark colleagues to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Mark joined the group in Glasgow who were already three days and 300 miles into their epic journey and cycled to Lands End and cycled over 100 miles each day.
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21 Sep 2015

Caremark (Barnsley) celebrates Older People's Day

To mark national Older People’s Day, Caremark (Barnsley) will be holding 1950’s themed party. There will be tea, sandwiches, and cake and entertainment will be provided by a singer.
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21 Aug 2015

Caremark Barnsley Car Boot for Charity - Alzheimers Society

Homecare provider Caremark Barnsley are holding a Car Boot event at Thorpe Hesley Cricket Club, Chapel Town, Sheffield on Sunday 6th September 2015. https://goo.gl/MO5ZHH
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21 Aug 2015

Memory Walk - Alzheimers Society

Join the Caremark Barnsley team doing this years Memory Walk in aid of the Alzheimers Society.
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14 Aug 2015

Caremark (Barnsley)'s latest cohort of Care and Support Workers are Dementia Friends

Our latest group of new Care and Support Workers completed their Competency Framework this week. The group completed all mandatory modules and are now progressing well towards their Care Certificate, shadowing experienced Care and Support Workers in the field, with our Field Care Supervisors conducting Observations of care practice.
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12 Aug 2015

Dementia Awareness Sessions - Barnsley

Continuing our ongoing commitment to raising awareness of people living with dementia in Barnsley, several of our support team attended our recent undertook our dementia awareness session at our offices in Redbrook Barnsley this week.
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12 Aug 2015

Karen is Caremark (Barnsley)'s Care Worker of the Month!

Care Worker Karen took the title after being nominated nominated by our Care Manager Cathryn Fewster
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05 Aug 2015

Home Care provider Caremark extends their fundraising activity

Even though our Care Manager, Cathryn has smashed her £5,000 target and now broken through £6,000 we have not let up in our activity, with lots of events planned across Barnsley.
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29 Jul 2015

Dementia Awareness in Barnsley

Home Care provider Caremark (Barnsley) welcome members of the public, our customers, their carers and our staff members to our Dementia Awareness Sessions in Barnsley.
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29 Jul 2015

Bag Packing in Morrisons for the Alzheimers Society

Staff from Caremark (Barnsley) will be raising funds for the Alzheimers Society this Saturday 1st August at Morrisons Barnsley Town Centre store.
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27 Jul 2015

Caremark (Barnsley) JOGLE Training Update

It is no secret that any training bike ride in Yorkshire is going to be a hilly affair, Caremark (Barnsley)'s Mark McKenning certainly knew about how hard the journey was when he finished!
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27 Jul 2015

Caremark (Barnsley)'s Richard receives nomination for Care Worker of the Year

Richard Evans was nominated for his outstanding work within Caremark (Barnsley)'s Complex service.
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24 Jul 2015

Caremark launch new branded car

We are delighted to launch our latest branded car. After much consideration we have chosen to go with a white base colour that enables us to maintain consistency of our brand.
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23 Jul 2015

Help the vulnerable during the summer months

The following links will assist you with information regarding the care of vulnerable people, young & old, during the predicted heat waves this summer.

The Met Office has forecast potential heatwave conditions for all parts of England except the North East, and has declared a Level 2 Heat-health alert.
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14 Jul 2015

Community Care provider Caremark (Barnsley) supporting the Mayor's Parade

We supported the Mayor's Parade this year by holding an information stand in the town centre. Caremark (Barnsley) used the event to raise further funds for their chosen charity this year the Alzheimer’s Society
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06 Jul 2015

More job opportunities at Caremark (Barnsley)

Caremark (Barnsley) are delighted to announce more job opportunities throughout the area as a result of their continued service growth.

If making a difference to people’s lives is important to you, we might have just the role you are looking for.
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06 Jul 2015

Raising funds for Alzheimers Society

Caremark (Barnsley) raised funds for the Alzheimer's Society at their local ASDA
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06 Jul 2015

Community Information stand at Summer Fete

Home care provider Caremark (Barnsley) held an information stand and tombola to raise funds and awareness of dementia
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06 Jul 2015

Caremark (Barnsley) attend the Autism Show

Caremark (Barnsley)'s Complex Needs Manager attended this years Autism Show. The event comprised of an exhibition of stalls hosted by support groups and organisations involved in supporting individuals with Autism, along with guest speakers providing seminars throughout the day and one-to-one clinics offering specialist advice.
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03 Jul 2015

Recruitment Opportunities with Caremark (Barnsley) in Penistone

Homecare provider Caremark Barnsley are recruiting dedicated, respectful and compassionate Care & Support Workers throughout Barnsley, we have vacancies in all areas of Barnsley, and particularly in the following villages; Penistone, Millhouse Green, Thurlstone & Thurgoland.

If making a difference to people’s lives is important to you, we might have just the role you are looking for…
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03 Jul 2015

Complex Care Worker Opportunities at Caremark (Barnsley)

Homecare provider, Caremark (Barnsley) have a number of job opportunities working with a young adult with complex needs in Handsworth.

The role requires someone with a caring nature, fun outlook, and an ability to use their own initiative, positive communication skills, and a genuine interest in the provision of high quality care.

Experience of working with young adults with complex needs is desirable but not essential as we will provide comprehensive training. Full time and part time positions are available.
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Home care in Barnsley

01 Jul 2015

Barnsley care company’s success story continues

A Barnsley care company which makes 4,000 home visits a week is investing in specialist staff training and equipment to develop its services in response to changing demands.
Home Care provider Caremark (Barnsley) supports older people, adults and children with a range of complex health conditions and disabilities, enabling them to live independently in their own homes and communities.
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01 Jul 2015

Caremark (Barnsley) becomes Gateway Award Centre

Community Care provider Caremark (Barnsley) have recently become a Gateway Award Centre for the Barnsley area. As an award centre we are able to offer the Gateway Awards Programme to people in the Barnsley area, guiding them through the registration process and supporting them in progressing to awards.
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26 Jun 2015

Dress Down Friday at Caremark (Barnsley) raises funds for Alzheimer’s

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley)'s office staff enjoyed having a dress down day at work on Friday 26th June 2015
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12 Jun 2015

Caremark Complex Needs Service goes from strength to strength

Caremark (Barnsley) have further developed their dedicated service supporting children, young people and adults who are living with complex health needs.
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Care Worker Amy Birley

09 Jun 2015

Care Worker Amy gains promotion

Having joined homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) 18 months ago as a fantastic Care & Support Worker, Amy Birley was identified as having real potential as such promoted into one of our Senior Care & Support Workers. After six months in the role we are delighted to announce that Amy has been promoted again into the role of Field Care Supervisor.
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Male Care Worker Barnsley

09 Jun 2015

Care Worker of the Month - June 2015

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) are delighted to announce Malcolm Johnson as the Care & Support Worker for the Month of June.
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09 Jun 2015

Caremark (Barnsley)’s Promotional Pathway delivers success

Homecare provider, Caremark (Barnsley) are delighted to announce their second ‘own grown’ Field Care Supervisor appointment, Amy Birley.
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09 Jun 2015

Caremark (Barnsley) support Carers Week

To mark the beginning of Carers Week the Alzheimers Society with support from South Yorkshire Police, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and the Dementia Action Alliance launched a new initiative called the Herbert Protocol.

First developed in Norfolk this new process allows for rapid access to appropriate information in the event of vulnerable people being reported missing.

Saving minutes at this critical time can mean saving lives.
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Barnsley Dementia Friend

05 Jun 2015

Caremark (Barnsley)’s Care Manager working to become a Dementia Friend Champion

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley)’s Care Manager, Cathryn Fewster spent the day yesterday working to become a Dementia Friend Champion and as a result enabling her to raise awareness for others to become Dementia Friends
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Caremark JOGLE Barnsley

28 May 2015

Mark prepares for epic charity bike ride

Homecare provider, Caremark (Barnsley’s) Operations Director Mark McKenning is preparing to cycle the length of Great Britain in the Caremark JOGLE, to raise £100,000 for the fight against dementia, Mark will ride 1,000 miles in a ten day period from John O'Groats to Land's End in September this year.
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Care Worker Training

22 May 2015

Caremark (Barnsley) staff train on Motor Neurone Disease

Homecare provider Caremark Barnsley were delighted to provide a number of staff who support individuals with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) training. The session was delivered by Jane Evans the Regional Care Development Adviser at the MND Association.
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Dementia Week Caremark

20 May 2015

Dementia Week gets off to a flying start at Caremark (Barnsley)!

Homecare provider, Caremark Barnsley were delighted to host their 'High Tea Dance' at the Wilthorpe & Redbrook Community Centre on Wednesday 20th May 2015, in aid of Dementia Week. The event was opened by the deputy Mayor, Councillor Ken Richardson Msc.
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denim for dementia barnsley

15 May 2015

Denim for Dementia at Caremark (Barnsley)

To mark Dementia Awareness Week, homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) will be asking the office team to wear Denim for Dementia and make a contribution of at least £1 to the Alzheimer’s Society.
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11 May 2015

Health & Safety Accreditation

Homecare and Community Care provider Caremark (Barnsley) are delighted to announce their recent accreditation to the Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS)
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Caremark Barnsley Care Workers

08 Apr 2015

Recognition for bright ideas at Caremark (Barnsley)

The office now has a suggestion box for Care & Support Workers to share ideas
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01 Apr 2015

Caremark (Barnsley) scoops Homecare award

Home care provider Caremark (Barnsley) are delighted to announce they have been recognised by Homecare.co.uk as one of their top 10 recommended care agencies in Yorkshire & The Humber 2015
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Caremark Alzheimer's Society

31 Mar 2015

Turn on & tune in to Caremark (Barnsley)

Caremark (Barnsley)'s Registered Care Manager Cathryn Fewster hits the airwaves on Penistone FM on Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 13:30. Cathryn will be interviewed live on the station to discuss her forthcoming trek up Mount Kilimanjaro and her massive fund raising for the Alzheimer's Society.
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Complex Needs Caremark Barnsley

26 Mar 2015

Caremark (Barnsley) welcomes Complex Needs Manager

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) continue to invest in their team through the appointment of the Complex Needs Manager, Debbie Edwards
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Care Jobs Barnsley

26 Mar 2015

Caremark (Barnsley) Staff Promotions

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) are delighted to announce a number of new positions and staff promotions. Congratulations to Geraldine, Maxine & Victoria!
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Caremark Barnsley End of Life Care

24 Mar 2015

Caremark (Barnsley)'s team train again on End of Life Care

Caremark (Barnsley) continue their investment in great staff training
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Caremark Sing a long

24 Mar 2015

Come along to the Caremark (Barnsley) sing a long

Homecare provider, Caremark Barnsley's Registered Care Manager, Cathryn Fewster wants to invite Customers and non customers to attend an afternoon high tea with a sing a long of wartime songs to celebrate Dementia Awareness Week
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Dearne Valley College Caremark Event

17 Mar 2015

Caremark (Barnsley) attend Dearne Valley College Students Event

Homecare provider, Caremark (Barnsley) were delighted to be invited to attend the Dearne Valley Colleges Employability Event. The event was aimed at providing opportunities for students to build and develop their employability skills through part time and voluntary opportunities.
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Caremark Barnsley Care Workers

17 Mar 2015

Caremark (Barnsley) hold a 'Night of Recognition'

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) were delighted to host a 'Night of Recognition' at the Napoleon Casino in Sheffield
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Prepare for Work Caremark

16 Mar 2015

Caremark (Barnsley) assists students to 'Prepare for Work'

Caremark (Barnsley) were delighted to be invited to assist Dearne Valley College with their hosting of a CV ‘Prepare for Work’ week, as part of Barclay’s nationwide Prepare for Work campaign for students. The event took place at the College’s impressive Manvers campus on Monday, 16th March.
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13 Mar 2015

Caremark (Barnsley) are delighted to work with Barnsley College

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) were delighted to be invited to be part of Barnsley College's 'Inspiring Future Professionals' project
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Caremark Dementia Champions

11 Mar 2015

Barnsley team celebrate Dementia Champion Susan

Caremark (Barnsley) were delighted this week when Susan Winter received her Dementia Champion qualification and certificate after a full year of training
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caremark Barnsley easter Raffle

11 Mar 2015

Caremark (Barnsley) give away fabulous Easter hamper

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) are fundraising across 2015 for the Alzheimer’s Society
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Caremark Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

02 Mar 2015

Caremark (Barnsley)'s Care Manager to climb Kilimanjaro

Homecare provider, Caremark (Barnsley)'s Registered Care Manager Cathryn Fewster has set her sights on climbing the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.
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Caremark Barnsley Care Assistant

02 Mar 2015

Caremark (Barnsley)'s Care & Support Worker of the Month announced

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) are delighted to announce Joy Glover as their Care & Support Worker of the Month
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05 Feb 2015

More exciting new opportunities created within Caremark (Barnsley)

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) is delighted to announce further commitment and investment to the organisations expanding structure with the creation of a number of new and exciting roles, each reporting to the Registered Care Manager.

Operations Director Mark McKenning said: "We are delighted to announce these new opportunities within our organisation, the roles represent significant further ongoing investment in the service provided to our Customers."
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Caremark Barnsley Home Care Award

05 Feb 2015

Caremark (Barnsley) recognised in national Achievement Award

Home care provider Caremark (Barnsley) were delighted to be recognised at the Caremark network's annual conference
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Home Care Snow Winter

02 Jan 2015

Heroic staff are the pride of Caremark (Barnsley)

While lots of organisations were closed down to enjoy the festive period, Care & Support Workers and the management team at Caremark (Barnsley) went way beyond the call of duty on Boxing Day night
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18 Dec 2014

Caremark (Barnsley) coming to you across the airwaves

Homecare provider Caremark Barnsley is pleased to announce its new partnership with local radio station Penistone FM, commencing on 1st January 2015 and look forward to working with them throughout 2015.
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Caremark Home Care Worker

12 Dec 2014

Caremark (Barnsley)'s Care & Support Worker's of the Month of December

Homecare provider, Caremark Barnsley are genuinely proud of their Care & Support Workers, their compassion and kindness is sincerely appreciated.
This month we would like to recognise three remarkable Carer’s for their flexibility, their kindness and support, Debbi Lindsay, Michaela Seston and Diane Littlewood.
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Winter Tips for the Elderly

12 Dec 2014

Caremark (Barnsley) are getting ready for Winter

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) have been working with their staff to ensure that plans are in place to deal effectively with the additional risks associated with the winter period in order to minimise risk to the Barnsley community.
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Tracey Underwood Caremark

12 Dec 2014

Caremark (Barnsley) proud of December inspection

The Caremark (Barnsley) team were delighted to participate in a recent Caremark Ltd Inspection undertaken by Regional Support Manager, Tracey Underwood. The compliance audit delivered a fantastic 92.5% result!
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Richard Evans Caremark Barnsley

12 Dec 2014

A special Caremark (Barnsley) mention

Caremark (Barnsley) would like to take this opportunity to mention the outstanding contribution that our Senior Care & Support Worker, Richard Evans has made to our organisation
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Field Care Supervisor Caremark

11 Dec 2014

Welcome to caremark (Barnsley)'s latest Field Care Supervisor

Terri Wall shares her story: "Since working in the Care sector I have become a totally different person. When I started two years ago I was scared of what to expect but as every day passed I got more and more confident and I felt that it became second nature to me."
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05 Dec 2014

Caremark (Barnsley)'s December Care & Support Worker of the Month

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) are genuinely proud of all our Care & Support Workers, their caring nature, compassion and kindness is sincerely appreciated.
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Infection Control Home Care

05 Dec 2014

Caremark (Barnsley)'s Infection Control Training

Thirty Six of Caremark Barnsley's Care & Support Workers thus far have undertaken a diploma in the prevention and control of infection. The diploma runs alongside the Infection Control training delivered at induction for all our Care & Support Workers and is designed to provide further insight to the learners to allow the best care practice.
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Caremark Christmas Home Care

05 Dec 2014

Caremark (Barnsley)'s Seasonal Message

Caremark (Barnsley) would like to take this opportunity to send a heartfelt and sincere thank you and Happy Christmas & New Year to all our Care & Support Workers, their loved ones and members of their families.
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Jemma's Journey Donation Page

17 Nov 2014

Caremark (Barnsley) Care & Support Worker runs miles for Jemma

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley)’s Care and Support Worker, Joel Burton gave up his Sunday and ran 38 laps of Dorothy Hymans athletic track to help raise funds for his 27-year-old friend Jemma who was diagnosed with cervical cancer
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Barnsley Dementia Friends

13 Nov 2014

More Caremark (Barnsley) Care & Support Workers become Dementia Friends

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) were delighted to play host to another cohort of their staff becoming Dementia Friends
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Home care in Barnsley

11 Nov 2014

Caremark (Barnsley) were delighted to attend Local Authorities' QIP Event

Home care provider Caremark (Barnsley) were thrilled to be invited to attend the Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council's QIP (Quality Improvement Program) event for Children, young people and families, held at the new Horizon Academy on Saturday 8th November 2014
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Caremark Barnsley Visit

07 Nov 2014

Caremark CEO Kevin Lewis visits Caremark (Barnsley)

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) were delighted that Caremark’s Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Lewis took time out of his schedule to visit their Barnsley offices
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Barnsley Care Jobs

06 Nov 2014

Caremark (Barnsley)'s Recruitment Fair a resounding success!

Home care provider Caremark (Barnsley) were delighted with the tremendous levels of interest in Barnsley care jobs at their Recruitment Fair, held on Monday 3rd November 2014 at the Metrodome Leisure Centre
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30 Oct 2014

Caremark (Barnsley) working in partnership with their accredited trainer

Local home care provider, Caremark (Barnsley) has enrolled over 40 of their trained and experienced Care and Support Workers in the Health and Social Care level 2 Diploma, together with a number of staff who are undertaking their level 3 Diplomas.
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Caremark Recuitment Open Day

24 Oct 2014

Visit Caremark (Barnsley)'s Recruitment Day on November 3rd

Caremark (Barnsley) are running a recruitment fair at the Barnsley Metrodome, Queens Road, Barnsley S71 1AW on Monday 3rd November 2014, between 3pm and 7pm. We are interested in speaking to caring and compassionate individuals who want a career in Care, supporting vulnerable people.
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Caremark CQC Report

21 Oct 2014

Caremark (Barnsley) are delighted with their CQC Inspection Report

The team are delighted with their recent CQC Inspection report and result.
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Care Act Caremark

15 Oct 2014

The new Care Act clearly defines users' expectations

The main focus is on Local Authorities and how they judge eligibility for care in the future. As we have a growing, ageing population and many more people will need care and support in the future, so people need to understand what help they can have. We have already made the necessary adjustments to our policies and procedures to reflect this.
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Caremark Carers

15 Oct 2014

Caremark (Barnsley)'s Carers of the Month

It has been a bumper month for nominations and we could easily have had three times the amount! We are so proud of all of our staff, they amaze us with their kindness and compassion on a daily basis. Our Field Care Supervisors have nominated the following individuals as their respective area's Carer of the Month
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Care Customer Feedback

15 Oct 2014

Caremark (Barnsley)'s Annual Customer Satisfaction Surveys

Homecare provider, Caremark (Barnsley) takes customer service seriously. We survey a number of customers each month; their feedback has been invaluable helping us shape our service provision.
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03 Oct 2014

Susan Winter has got what it takes to be a Caremark (Barnsley) Dementia Champion!

Caremark (Barnsley)’s very own Susan Winter has enrolled as a Barnsley Council Dementia Champion. Susan is passionate about care and has a sincere desire to make a difference to people with Dementia
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Assisted Living Technology with Caremark

01 Oct 2014

Caremark (Barnsley) support Assisted Living Technology

Caremark (Barnsley) have been chosen to work collaboratively with Barnsley Council to the raise awareness of how technology can help people live independently at home and in their community
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Caremark Home Carers Barnsley

01 Oct 2014

Join Caremark (Barnsley)'s Employee Forum

Caremark (Barnsley) are committed to listening to our amazing staff, with this in mind we want to invite six staff to join our new Employee Forum, launching in November
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Caremark Alzheimer's

01 Oct 2014

Caremark (Barnsley) support the Alzheimer Society's Memory Walk

Caremark (Barnsley)’s trailblazing team led the way on the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk on Sunday 21st September 2014
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28 May 2014

Dementia Awareness Week - Common Core Principle No. 8

Caremark (Barnsley) are working as part of a multi-agency team to support the people of Barnsley who are living with dementia.with dementia
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27 May 2014

Dementia Awareness Week - Common Core Principle No. 7

Managers need to take responsibility to ensure members of their team are trained and well supported to meet the needs of people with dementia
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27 May 2014

Dementia Awareness Week - Common Core Principle No. 6

Family members and other carers are valued, respected and supported just like those they care for and are helped to gain access to dementia care advice.
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21 May 2014

Dementia Awareness Week - Common Core Principle No. 5

Principle 5
Recognise the signs of distress resulting from confusion and respond by diffusing a person’s anxiety and supporting their understanding of the events they experience.
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20 May 2014

Dementia Awareness Week - Common Core Principle No. 4

It is important that people with dementia are encouraged to maintain the activities they enjoy and continue to be active. However, you should be sensitive to any activities that may cause frustration.
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20 May 2014

Dementia Awareness Week - Common Core Principle No. 3

Principle 3
Communicate sensitively to support meaningful interaction
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19 May 2014

Dementia Awareness Week - Common Core Principle No. 2

The second principle in our Dementia Awareness Week special feature
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18 May 2014

Dementia Awareness Week - Common Core Principle No. 1

Homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) are supporting Dementia Awareness Week, bringing awareness to the 8 Common Core Principles for supporting people with dementia.
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Caremark Barnsley Dementia Awareness Week

10 May 2014

Caremark (Barnsley) Dementia Awareness Week 2014

Dementia Awareness Week is fast approaching, 18th May 2014 to 24th May 2014. Caremark (Barnsley) are promoting awareness across its teams and supporting the work of the local Dementia Action Alliance in making Barnsley a Dementia Friendly Community.
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04 Apr 2014

Dementia Action Alliance with Caremark (Barnsley)

As a member of the local Dementia Action Alliance in Barnsley, Caremark are once again supporting activities and events being held to mark Dementia Awareness Week in May
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04 Apr 2014

Fire safety training at Caremark (Barnsley)

Carers employed by Caremark (Barnsley) are receiving training that could potentially help to save the lives of elderly and vulnerable people in the community
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04 Apr 2014

Growth results in office move for Caremark (Barnsley)

Caremark (Barnsley) recently moved to premises at Redbrook Business Park on Wilthorpe Road, having previously been based at the town’s Digital Media Centre.
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25 Mar 2014

Caremark (Barnsley) sponsor Rotary Disability Games

Caremark (Barnsley) once again supported an event that attracted over 400 disabled athletes from across the region.
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25 Mar 2014

Live-in care pays dividends for John

A mother has praised a new live-in care service in Barnsley that has allowed her young disabled son to discover his independence
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24 Mar 2014

Caremark (Barnsley) win North East Franchise of the Year Award

Caremark (Barnsley) has been named Caremark North East Franchise of the year
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08 Jan 2014

Caremark (Barnsley) reveals 2014 jobs target

Caremark (Barnsley) has announced plans to create at least 100 new jobs in 2014 as demand for its services increases.
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13 Nov 2013

Social Care Commitment

Caremark Barnsley have made the Social Care Commitment – we pledge to deliver high quality care and support to people across Barnsley, giving them confidence in the services we provide.
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04 Nov 2013

Barnsley Disability Games 2014

Home care provider Caremark Barnsley will be attending the Barnsley Disability Games pre-launch dinner event on November 13th.
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31 Oct 2013

Care Worker Jobs

Homecare provider Caremark Barnsley has launched a further new recruitment drive for Care & Support Workers across the Barnsley area. This follows continued growth of their care at home service to people in Barnsley.
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07 Oct 2013

Dementia Action Alliance - Dementia Friendly

Homecare provider Caremark Barnsley have endorsed their commitment to supporting people with dementia throughout Barnsley. They have being recognised by the Alzheimer’s Society as ‘working to become a dementia friendly organisation’
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19 Aug 2013

Home care provider Caremark Barnsley – September Town Centre Advice & Information

Caremark Barnsley will be hosting another Advice & Information event in Barnsley Town Centre on Saturday 7th September (9.00am – 4.30pm).
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30 Jul 2013

Home care provider Caremark Barnsley –Town Centre Advice & Information Event

Caremark Barnsley will be hosting an Advice & Information event in Barnsley Town Centre this Saturday 3rd August (9.00am – 4.30pm).
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04 Apr 2013

Barnsley Disability Games 2013

Home Care provider Caremark Barnsley, are delighted to be supporting the Barnsley Disability Games this year
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27 Mar 2013

Arthritis Awareness Week

10 million people in the UK are suffering with arthritis
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07 Mar 2013

Jobs Fair

Caremark Barnsley Recruiting
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06 Dec 2012

Dementia awareness

December sees the Government launch a new campaign to raise awareness of Dementia throughout the festive period.
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27 Nov 2012

Dementia Champion

Sharon Callan - Care Co-ordinator at Caremark Barnsley is currently undertaking a Dementia Champion programme through Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
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08 Aug 2012

Contract award

Homecare provider Caremark Barnsley is delighted to announce their recent contract award with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Caremark Barnsley have been appointed onto the Domiciliary Care Services Framework to provide care and support to adults across the Borough of Barnsley.
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24 Jul 2012

New recruits add experience and knowledge

We are delighted to announce three recent new appointments to the Caremark Barnsley team.
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28 May 2012

Homecare provider achieves excellent internal audit score

Homecare provider Caremark Barnsley recently underwent a compliance audit, which was conducted by Karen Pennington (Caremark Ltd Regional Manager).
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04 Apr 2012

Caremark Barnsley 'Hit the Road'

Caremark Barnsley took to the road on Saturday 31st March with our promotion and information stand. We braved the cold biting wind and set up our stand early Saturday morning in Barnsley Town Centre.
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02 Mar 2012

Home care - for the life you want to lead

If you are looking to find someone to help you with care at home to maintain your independence and enjoy the life you want, Caremark can help.
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