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Caremark Kirklees News & Events

29 Mar 2021

A year in review

2020 was quite a year in more ways than one. Covid-19 posed some real challenges but throughout our staff worked on the frontline ensuring people could still receive care in their own homes. This video summarises our year.
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29 Mar 2021

Sheila's story

At the age of 80 and despite recovering from a hip replacement, keen golfer Sheila Smith isn’t planning to hang up her clubs just yet. A member of Fixby Golf Club since she was a teenager and now an Honorary Member, she is determined to return to somewhere which holds so many happy memories for her.
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16 Mar 2021

Best regional business award

Caremark (Kirklees) was named best regional business at the recent Caremark national conference, beating off competition from 11 other Caremark franchises across the Northern and Eastern region to scoop the award.
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16 Mar 2021

Shirley's story

Community champion and charity campaigner are just a few phrases you could use when talking about Shirley Price. Others are dedicated club golfer, hospice supporter and qualified physiotherapist.
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23 Feb 2021

Joyce's story

Joyce Clark may not have been alive to tell her story had a bomb landed just a few metres differently in the Second World War.
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21 Jan 2021

A shot in the arm

In his latest blog, our Managing Director Duncan Smith begins to look to a future beyond Covid-19 now customers and staff are being vaccinated.
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23 Dec 2020

Catherine's story

Catherine Brown has made an important contribution towards the education of thousands of children across Huddersfield. There are not many people who can claim to have had such a positive impact on so many lives!
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23 Dec 2020

Caremark People - Rebecca

When you have seen someone die in front of you on your second day working in care, everything you experience after that pales into insignificance. And whilst, thankfully, this is a very rare occurrence in care, it didn’t put Rebecca Whitfield off, which has worked out perfectly for Caremark!
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23 Dec 2020

Caremark People - Helen

In our latest staff profile we speak to our Field Care Supervisor Helen Murray and discover how she was born to care.
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23 Dec 2020

Santa Senior appeal

Caremark (Kirklees) was not about to let a global pandemic get in the way of once again supporting a fantastic local initiative which sees Christmas presents being delivered to elderly and other vulnerable people in Huddersfield.
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30 Nov 2020

Customer survey

A survey of people who receive home care from Caremark (Kirklees) has revealed high levels of satisfaction with the way we approach and deliver care.
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24 Nov 2020

Betty's story

In the latest article looking at the wonderful lives of people Caremark (Kirklees) provides home care for, we speak to artist Betty Thornton whose work is on display across the world.
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24 Nov 2020

Doreen's story

In the latest of a series of articles looking at the amazing lives and stories of the people we support in their own homes, we speak to Doreen Miller and find out how she once beat a world champion.
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24 Nov 2020

Bob's story

In the first of a new series of articles looking at the amazing lives of people we provide home care for, we speak to Bob Lambert and discover how he defied medical predictions.
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09 Nov 2020

Caremark People - Natasha

Natasha Farnsworth got her first glimpse of care when her grandfather was receiving palliative care from MacMillan nurses prior to his death.
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09 Nov 2020

Caremark People - Katie

Katie Fowler has been dubbed the “Package Queen” by our Care Manager. That’s because whenever an opportunity comes in to take on extra work, Katie is on it like a flash and never likes to say no.
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24 Sep 2020

Safety first

When the scale of the Covid-19 pandemic became known in March this year, and once we knew we would be able to continue providing our home care services through the subsequent Government lock-down and beyond, there was only one word on our mind – safety.
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26 Aug 2020

Caremark People - Fiona

Whether it’s buying wine for a supermarket, teaching children, or providing home care, Fiona Smith says they all have one thing in common.
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26 Aug 2020

Caremark People - Jennifer

After almost 25 years working in home care, Jennifer Wood is focused on one goal – outcomes. This is something she has concentrated on since becoming a carer in 1996 and which she is putting at top of her priority list in her new role as Care Manager at Caremark (Kirklees).
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26 Aug 2020

Carers of the month

We have joint winners of our Carer of the Month award for July – Lyn Mitchell and Anita Heaton.
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26 Aug 2020

Jobs pledge

Caremark (Kirklees) is seeking to create at least 50 new jobs between now and the end of the year. We need to almost double our current staff numbers to meet the increased demand for our home care services.
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16 Jul 2020

A real team effort

As national figures reveal very low infection rates among home care workers, in his latest blog, Caremark (Kirklees) Managing Director Duncan Smith reveals how the precautions we took meant none of our carers thankfully contracted Covid-19 despite working at the front-line during the worst of the pandemic
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29 Jun 2020

Caring during a global pandemic

Caremark (Kirklees) Managing Director Duncan Smith discusses how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted on the delivery of home care services and how staff and customers reacted during these unprecedented times.
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29 Jun 2020

New Manager

Caremark (Kirklees) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Wood as our new Registered Care Manager.
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21 May 2020

Caremark People - Nikki

Nikki Hellens is used to a bit of drama, but thankfully there’s none of that in her role as a Home Care and Support Worker for Caremark (Kirklees).
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27 Apr 2020

Thomas and Ellie help Caremark to 'face down' Covid-19

Face shields built by two inspiring Huddersfield children have been donated for use by carers at Caremark Kirklees during the Covid-19 crisis.
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25 Mar 2020

Intergenerational Week

This week is the first-ever National Intergenerational Week, which is about celebrating those moments and places where different age groups come together for shared benefit.
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18 Dec 2019

A safe place in the community

Caremark Kirklees was delighted to support an event which aims to provide a ‘safe place’ for older people, particularly those with dementia, to come together in the community.
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18 Dec 2019

It's a time for giving...

Our Care Professionals have once again been moonlighting as ‘Santa’s little helpers’ as part of an initiative which sees Christmas presents being delivered to elderly and other vulnerable people in Huddersfield.
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31 Oct 2019

Flying the flag for Caremark

A carer credited with saving the life of a diabetic man and a woman who set up a scheme which brings older and younger people together to bridge the generational gap have both been short-listed for a prestigious award.
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07 Oct 2019

Caremark People - Jon

After 30 years working in the retail industry, it would have been easy for Jon Mitchell to carry on in a job he was familiar with, but thankfully he was ready for a change and chose to become a Care Professional with Caremark Kirklees.
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07 Oct 2019

Caremark People - Bethany

Before becoming a carer, Bethany Foleher says she “was the shyest person you could meet”. If you speak to her colleagues and clients, it’s fair to say that’s not something they would now say about her!
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09 Sep 2019

Caremark (Kirklees) Intergenerational Care project in the news

It is great to see that our 'Intergenerational Care' project (see news story from 12/08/2019) has attracted attention from a couple of business websites - click on the following links to find out more:
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05 Sep 2019

Care Professional of the Month, Week and Weekend

As well as our regular Care Professional of the Week and Weekend award, we're also pleased to announce the winner of our monthly award.
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29 Aug 2019

Care Professional of the Week and Weekend

We're pleased to announce our latest Care Professionals of the Week and Weekend.
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12 Aug 2019

Keeping it in the family

You’ve heard the expression ‘we’re like one big happy family’, well it’s more than just words here at Caremark Kirklees.
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12 Aug 2019

Bridging the generation gap

Caremark (Kirklees) is piloting a scheme aimed at bridging the generation gap between children and the elderly, with a particular emphasis on helping those with dementia and other disabilities.
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27 Jul 2019

Care Professional of the Month, Week and Weekend

We are pleased to announce our Care Professional of the Month for July, along with our usual Care Professional of the Week and Weekend.
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22 Jul 2019

Care Professional of the Week and Weekend - 8th to 14th July 2019

Our latest Care Professionals of the Week and Weekend have been announced.
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16 Jul 2019

Care Professional of the Week and Weekend - 1st to 7th July 2019

We are pleased to reveal our latest Care Professionals of the Week and Weekend.
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09 Jul 2019

Race for Life

It was fantastic to see so many of our staff and their families taking part in the 2019 Cancer Research UK Race for Life.
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02 Jul 2019

Care Professionals of the Week and Weekend - 17th to 23rd June

Well done to our latest Care Professionals of the Week and Weekend.
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24 Jun 2019

Caremark People - Lia

Lia Iredale always wanted to be an air stewardess but the height restrictions at the time (she’s 5ft 2ins) prevented her from fulfilling this ambition – thankfully the passengers’ loss was definitely our gain.
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14 Jun 2019

Care Professional of the Week and Weekend - 3rd to 9th June 2019

Our latest Care Professionals of the Week and Weekend have been announced.
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11 Jun 2019

Care Professional of the Week and Weekend - 27th May to 2nd June

Our latest Care Professionals of the Week and Weekend have been announced.
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03 Jun 2019

Care Professional of the Week and Weekend - 20th to 26th May

Our latest Care Professionals of the Week and Weekend have been announced.
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24 May 2019

Care Professional of the Week and Weekend

We are delighted to announce our latest Care Professional of the Week and Weekend.
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24 May 2019

Care Professional of the Month

Our Care Professional of the Month Award for April goes to Jon Mitchell.
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22 May 2019

Dementia Action Week 2019

Caremark Kirklees is supporting Dementia Action Week and joining the call for people to start a conversation with someone living with dementia.
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03 May 2019

Care Professional of the Week and Weekend - 22nd - 28th April

Our Care Professional of the Week and Weekend for the period 22nd to 28th April has been announced.
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03 May 2019

Care Professional of the Week and Weekend - 15th - 21st April

Our Care Professional of the Week and Weekend Award for the period 15th to 21st April has been announced.
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22 Apr 2019

Taking the stress out of caring

Caremark Kirklees is seeking to support staff who may be suffering from stress at home or work.
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22 Apr 2019

A good Egg!

We were pleased to be able to bring some Easter cheer to our clients this year.
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22 Apr 2019

Care Professionals of the Month

Our Care Professionals of the Month for March are Bethany Foleher, Carol Eaton and Michelle Jackson
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12 Apr 2019

Michelle's a lifesaver

A carer has been credited with saving the life of a diabetic man who collapsed in his home.
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26 Mar 2019

Caremark People - Heather

Not to be outdone by her darts professional husband, Heather Wilson’s rise up the ranks at Caremark Kirklees has been just as swift.
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19 Feb 2019

Carer of the Week / Weekend

Congratulations to both our Carer of the Week and Carer of the Weekend!
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14 Feb 2019

Valentine's Day

In our latest blog, we look at why Valentine's Day can be a sad time for many people.
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11 Feb 2019

Caremark People - Dan

When someone who has been in care her entire career refers to you as the “most caring carer I have ever met”, that’s high praise indeed.
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11 Feb 2019

Caremark People - Julie

When you get a round of applause at the funeral of someone you provided care for, it’s a good sign that you do a great job.
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11 Feb 2019

Carers of the year revealed

Two carers who “go above and beyond” to support people wishing to remain living independently in their own homes have received awards.
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31 Jan 2019

Young Carers Awareness Day

In our latest blog to mark Young Carers Awareness Day, we salute young people across the UK who are caring for a loved one.
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20 Dec 2018

Christmas is a time for giving

Caremark (Kirklees) is once again delighted to be taking part in an initiative which sees Christmas presents being delivered to elderly and other vulnerable people in Huddersfield.
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20 Dec 2018

The great Caremark Bake Off

Caremark (Kirklees) was pleased to raise money for a local hospice at a recent Christmas fayre
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13 Nov 2018

Caremark People - Ricky

Ricky Shaw doesn’t believe in doing things by halves so when he was asked, in a recent appraisal, by the Caremark (Kirklees) Care Manager where he saw himself in a few years, he replied “in your job”.
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06 Nov 2018

Baring all for charity

Caremark (Kirklees) Care Manager Leah Gledhill was among a group of women who bared all in the name of charity.
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30 Oct 2018

The Big Pink - Caremark (Kirklees) raising money for Breast Cancer Care

The Caremark (Kirklees) team had fun in pink raising money for Breast Cancer Care
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24 Oct 2018

A day in the life of a carer

To mark Homecare Day 2018, we spend a morning with two of our staff to see the care they provide to our clients which enable them to remain in their own homes.
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17 Oct 2018

Macmillan Coffee morning

We held a coffee morning for our staff on Friday 28th September and delighted to have raised over £50.00 on the day for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Many thanks to all those who contributed to this excellent cause - including those who supplied the cakes!!
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09 Oct 2018

Caremark People - Becky

Becky Catling had never thought about a career in caring, but now says she can’t imagine doing anything else.
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09 Oct 2018

Growth leads to office expansion

Caremark (Kirklees) is expanding as we continue to grow our services across Kirklees.
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16 Jul 2018

Caremark People - Sue

Sue Giles doesn’t get hot and bothered at work, and that’s not surprising given her former employment.
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16 Jul 2018

Caremark People - Laura

Caring for people comes like bread and butter to Laura Foleher.
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16 Jul 2018

Caremark People - Judith

Judith Taylor decided caring was the career for her after she started looking after her ill father.
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14 Jun 2018

Minister for Older People

Caremark Kirklees is backing a national petition calling for a new Minister for Older People to be appointed.
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17 May 2018

A Top 20 company

THE reviews of clients and their families has led to Caremark (Kirklees) being named as one of the best home care providers in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
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09 Apr 2018

Caremark People - Duncan

Duncan Smith has travelled the world in his previous careers, but when it comes to his current role there’s definitely no place like home.
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09 Apr 2018

Caremark People - Leah

Leah Gledhill was inspired to become a carer following the death of her grandmother.
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20 Mar 2018

Going the extra mile

Our Home Care and Support Workers have given a whole new meaning to going the extra mile following the latest bout of severe weather.
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19 Mar 2018

Electronic call monitoring

We have launched a new state-of-the-art electronic call monitoring system aimed at further improving the service we offer to our customers across the Kirklees area.
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02 Mar 2018

Caremark People - Cheryl

Cheryl Boswell used to work in education, but looking for a change in direction, she opted for a career in care.
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02 Mar 2018

Caremark People - Jenny

Jenny Quinn joined Caremark in 2017, having spent 15 years working in care.
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02 Mar 2018

Out in all weathers

In the face of some very treacherous conditions our Care & Support Workers have been out battling the elements to continue to provide the vital support required by our Clients.
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15 Jan 2018

Up to 60 new jobs planned in 2018

Caremark (Kirklees) has announced plans to create up to 60 new jobs over the next 12 months as part of plans to double its growth in 2018.
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04 Jan 2018

Helping lonely and vulnerable people

Caremark (Kirklees) was delighted to be part of an appeal which ensured Christmas presents were provided to elderly and other vulnerable people in Huddersfield.
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04 Aug 2017

Caremark (Kirklees) feature in the Examiner following our 'Good' CQC rating

An article on Caremark (Kirklees) has been featured in the Huddersfield Examiner following the award of a 'Good' rating from the Care Quality Commission
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13 Jul 2017

Celebrating 2 years Service at Caremark (Kirklees)

Hamida Bibi and Oksana Shimon recently achieved the milestone of 2 year's service at Caremark (Kirklees) and this was recognised at our team meeting.
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13 Jul 2017

Judith wins again!

Judith Taylor has won the Caremark (Kirklees) Care Worker of the Month award for the 2nd time in 12 months!
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15 Feb 2017

Caremark UK Care & Support Worker of the Year

Our very own Ian Wood has been awarded the Caremark UK Care & Support Worker of the Year Award for 2016
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30 Dec 2016

Christmas gifts

Before Christmas we were contacted by a local family who wanted to organise some gifts for vulnerable adults in our community. They had given their time to arrange contributions from a number of family & friends. We were very glad to help out and deliver these gifts to some of our service users.

A very big thank you to Amy (who had the original idea), Lizzie and Suzanne, and to those who donated the gifts, for your hard work, kindness and generosity in collecting and gift wrapping all these lovely presents. They were all very well received in the week before Christmas, as these photos show (also see 3 following articles).
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30 Dec 2016

Christmas gifts - photo 2

See previous article re Christmas gifts
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30 Dec 2016

Christmas gifts - photo 3

See previous article re Christmas gifts
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30 Dec 2016

Christmas gifts - photo 4

See previous article re Christmas gifts
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23 Sep 2016

Cheque presentation to Kirkwood Hospice

A cheque for £260 was handed over to Kate Leadbeater from Kirkwood Hospice following our bake and jam sale in the office last week.
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18 Sep 2016

Bake sale raises £260 for Kirkwood Hospice, Huddersfield

Caremark (Kirklees) held a bake sale in the office on Friday 16th September and raised a fantastic £260 in aid of Kirkwood Hospice.
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18 Sep 2016

Caremark (Kirklees) sponsors Kirkwood Hospice Colour Rush 2016

The Caremark (Kirklees) team had a great day sponsoring the Colour Rush today and dishing out the Caremark blue paint at our station.
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07 Apr 2016

February Care Worker of the Month Announced

Ian Wood has been awarded the Care Worker of the Month for February 2016
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03 Feb 2016

Welcome to Caremark's new Field Care Supervisor!

Leah Gledhill joins Caremark (Kirklees) as the new Field Care Supervisor
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25 Jan 2016

December Care Worker of the Month Announced!

Caremark (Kirklees) names Hamida Bibi as their Care Worker of the Month for December 2015
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23 Dec 2015

Merry Christmas from Caremark (Kirklees)

Caremark (Kirklees) would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our wonderful care & support workers and our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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19 Nov 2015

Care Worker of the Month Announced!

Caremark (Kirklees) names Julie Mullings as their Care Worker of the Month for October 2015!
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07 Oct 2015

Caremark (Kirklees) are Shooting Stars!

Caremark (Kirklees) has been named as the latest winner of Huddersfield Town Football Club's 'Shooting Star' business award.
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05 Oct 2015

Welcome to Caremark (Kirklees)' new Care Co-ordinator

Jo Neary joins the team at Caremark (Kirklees) as our new Care Co-ordinator.
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05 Oct 2015

Caremark (Kirklees) support the Save Our Homecare campaign

Almost a million people a year in the UK use homecare services like ours in order to maintain their independence in their own homes – yet central and local government continue to put an unbearable squeeze on funding for these vital services.
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03 Sep 2015

Caremark (Kirklees) supports Dementia Friends scheme

A campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around dementia has got the support of Caremark (Kirklees)
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Care Worker Jobs Kirkles

30 Jun 2015

Caremark (Kirklees) welcomes new recruits!

Our newest Care & Support workers have completed their induction training marking their first milestone in their exciting new careers with Caremark (Kirklees)
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Caremark Kirklees Care Manager

29 May 2015

Caremark (Kirklees) welcomes new Care Manager

James Denison joins Caremark (Kirklees) as the Registered Care Manager with a wealth of knowledge in the social care sector.
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Home Care Kirklees

29 May 2015

Registration Success for Caremark (Kirklees)

Following a comprehensive inspection and interview process by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) the team at Caremark (Kirklees) were overjoyed to receive news of their successful registration to provide person centred care and support to the people of Kirklees within their own homes.
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