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Borough Care polishes Shoemaker Place for spring opening

Borough Care is readying its 66-bed Shoemaker Place care home in Stone, Staffordshire for opening this spring.

The not-for-profit care home group’s 12th home is made up of small households, each with communal areas, sitting and dining rooms.

The familiarity of these households supports those living with dementia while enabling them to enjoy the facilities in the home, said Borough Care.

Each of Shoemaker Place’s furnished bedrooms comes with a TV point, kitchenette and ensuite wet room.

Borough Care is recruiting for a deputy care home manager, care assistants, housekeepers, an activity and lifestyle co-ordinator, and catering crew members for Shoemaker Place.

The provider said it is taking steps to ensure it is one of the best organisations in the care sector to work for.

In 2021, Borough Care became the country’s largest residential care provider to receive a real living wage accreditation from the Real Living Wage Foundation.

The real living wage means that Borough Care pays its staff significantly more than the industry average hourly wage for care workers.

Also in 2021, Borough Care joined the Good Employment Charter in their mission to give employees happier, more balanced work lives.

The Good Employment Charter is a voluntary membership and assessment scheme that aims to improve the standard of employment across Greater Manchester.

In addition, Borough Care is undertaking measures to secure a Pride in Care accreditation.

The programme aims to help organisations improve their quality of care and support for older lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer+ people, while challenging any poor practice they may encounter in health and social care provision.

Borough Care reinvests any surplus money into the services it offers, to serve the best interests of its residents and their families, it said.

“We are delighted to be opening another brand-new, purpose-built care home in Stone. We have opportunities to suit a range of experience levels. Borough Care is a wonderful place to work, with clear career progression, fair pay, and a range of benefits on offer,” said chief executive Dr. Mark Ward.

“Whether you are fully-trained, have some experience or you are just starting your career in care – all we ask is that you share our passion for helping residents to live their lives to the fullest,” he added.

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