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Published: September 1, 2020 | Updated: September 1, 2020

New home care provider for East Dorset sets sights on bringing 40 jobs to area in next year

Adam Downer (left) and Sam Jones, Co-Founders of Good Oaks East Dorset.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

A new home care provider is set to bring 40 jobs to the area in the next year.

Good Oaks East Dorset is now open for business following full registration with the Care Quality Commission.

It will provide care in people’s homes throughout Wimborne, Ferndown, West Moors, Ringwood and the surrounding area.

Good Oaks East Dorset offers the option of:

  • Visiting care, where carers visit clients in their homes to deliver care.
  • Live-in care, where a carer lives with a client and provides full-time care.

It is led by Co-Founders, Sam Jones and Adam Downer.

Both met when working as Care Co-ordinators at another care company and became friends.

Their commitment to delivering high quality care inspired them to open their own home care franchise together.

Sam said: “In the current Covid-19 crisis, the role that carers play in our community is more vital than ever before.

“Carers provide a lifeline for elderly and vulnerable people, who rely on their assistance to be able to stay in their homes.

“It is fantastic that this is being recognised.

“This is an important time for all home care businesses and we are excited to be playing our part in combating Covid-19 by increasing the capacity for home care in our local area.

“We are confident that we will bring 40 jobs to the area in the next year.”

Adam added: “My career in care began when my father became very unwell.

“I saw the amazing care that he received and started working in home care so that I could give others that same care.

“Sam and I believe that quality care starts with a careful recruitment process and robust, ongoing training for our carers.

“This protects and enhances the quality of our premium service: the standard of care we would all want for our own loved ones.

“Good Oaks East Dorset works closely with doctors, district nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

“We act as the focal point to coordinate and provide the best possible solution for our clients’ wants and needs.”

Established in 2011, Good Oaks Home Care is a provider of high-quality visiting care and live-in care.

The Poole-based company has franchises in Aylesbury, East Dorset, the New Forest, Mid Sussex, and Reading.

Good Oaks helps people to remain in their own homes for as long as possible, enabling them to remain independent with dignified, compassionate care.