Media Release: Mears Care creates 15 jobs in Aberdeen

MEARS Care is creating 15 jobs in Aberdeen as part of its expansion in the city, and looking for a range of full-time, part-time and shift workers.

Mears Care provides services for people who require extra support to help them continue living in familiar surroundings and in comfort at home.

The company supports people of all ages, including those with complex conditions such as dementia or a learning disability, or those just needing a little bit of extra help at home. From help with cooking and cleaning, to medication or shopping, the company’s friendly, vetted support workers offer dependable support for independent living.

Services are provided on contract to Aberdeen City Council, and also on a private basis to those who want to augment the care they receive through the council, or have other requirements for support.

Alan Colquhoun, service manager for Mears Care in Aberdeen, says: “Our support workers come from all backgrounds and previous careers and many have found a huge change when they’ve come to work in this sector from elsewhere.

“They get an enormous sense of job satisfaction from working so closely with people in the community, and by helping them to live as independently as possible in their own homes.

“There is no need for previous experience in care sector as we provide full staff training as well as ongoing training and support with the opportunity for career progression.”

Mears Care is part of the Mears Group PLC. Its care teams throughout the UK provide support to around 20,000 people a year and it is continually expanding to meet the increasing needs of the elderly population and other vulnerable people. Its services are designed to meet changing needs and promote independence for those who may require extra support.

Anyone interested in working for Mears Home Care in Aberdeen can get in touch by calling 01224 895256.

It’s a family affair – local employee case study

Shona Allan (27) – and her sister Claire (25) – from Aberdeen, are both home care assistants for Mears Care. They joined the company at the same time in February 2013, having previously worked in a ceramic painting cafe.

They were looking for a new challenge and a career in care was something they were interested in as their mother had worked in this sector, and they therefore knew just how rewarding it could be. They chose to apply to Mears Care as they didn’t require previous experience and provided training as part of the job.

Shona says: “Although it was quite daunting to start with, I settled in really quickly and I’ve never looked back. I work with several clients, some of whom are still quite independent and just require some assistance with everyday tasks, but I also work with someone with a degenerative condition and she really depends on my help.

“I provide support with things like personal care, shopping and meal preparation, but companionship is also really important, especially as I might be the only person a client sees during the day and they really look forward to my visit.

Claire adds: “I work with a variety of service users, from elderly people with dementia, to people with physical disabilities who are wheelchair-bound. No two days are ever the same and I really like that. Getting to know the people I deal with and making a difference to their lives is fantastic and extremely rewarding.

“I can safely say that I love my job and would certainly recommend it to others who think they might be suited to a career in care. My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner, and I think I can speak for us both when it comes to that!“.


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