You may have seen in the media that recruitment of workers is challenging right now across the country, including in the NHS and social care recruitment sector. We remain committed to delivering high quality care to the those we support, and continually plan ahead to do all we can to manage our workforce as effectively as possible.
Over the past year we have completely reviewed our workforce programme, investing more and more into our teams. This includes new areas of international recruitment, and a revised people plan encompassing a range of initiatives, including training and development.
We’ve also launched a major ‘You care, so do we’ care recruitment marketing campaign nationwide, alongside a new worker welcome programme bringing improved rewards and benefits.
Not only do we want to reinvigorate the incredible work of our existing care workers, and enrich the high quality of service our clients receive; we also want to expand sustainably and make a career with Agincare the first choice for applicants.
We listened and learnt from our teams as part of a comprehensive review of how we look after our people. A new people plan, drawn up with our teams, spearheads real change as a result. It addresses each candidate’s journey with Agincare, from making our care recruitment job applications quick and easy, through to paid induction training, welcome bonuses and ongoing development.
We want to not only welcome lots of new care recruits, but build a great workplace experience for every team member in an environment where they can flourish and build their career. It benefits everyone that works for us, and, ultimately, everyone that we support and deliver care for too.
We never lose sight of our roots in family and community. This year marks 35 years since our founder and Chairman Derek Luckhurst started his first care home in Weymouth, Dorset.
In October 2021 our Chairman and Founder Derek Luckhurst was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the prestigious Leaders in Care Awards, held in Birmingham, recognising his incredible contribution to the care sector (Derek pictured below with the award and Agincare Sales and Marketing Director Adam Luckhurst).
In the last 35 years then we’ve grown to be one of the largest care providers in the country with some 3,500 team members delivering high quality care from 60 locations nationwide. We are proud to be one of the few companies nationwide that offers a comprehensive range of high quality care services that tailors care to people as their needs change.
Agincare remains family-run, independent and financially sustainable. We have the stature and flexibility to adapt to challenges like those we face today, without the added external influence of private equity partners or investors.