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Forest Homecare

We believe passionately that being treated with dignity is a basic human right, not an optional extra. Care and support services must be individual and person-centred, as well as efficient.

We see things from your perspective, supporting your dignity and privacy. We can and do make a difference. We listen.

Together, we will agree the goals you want to work towards and identify how we will support you to achieve them. An individual’s support plan should be about life, not just services, and reflect what is possible, not only what is available.

About Forest Homecare

Established in 1994, Forest Homecare remains an independent family-run business that has now grown into one of the largest domiciliary care and support providers in Essex and Suffolk, providing care and support in the heart of the community.

Forest Homecare continues to provide a full and flexible range of care and support services across the eastern region, including practical care, personal care, specialist care and community support. We work with adults of all ages – those with age related challenges, long-term illness, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, mental health conditions and those needing end of life care.

Forest Homecare provides well trained and qualified staff who see an individual as unique, irrespective of their disability, age, race, ethnic origin, cultural or religious beliefs or sexuality. Our assessments are person-centred and outcome focused. We have a quality and monitoring team who visit regularly to ensure staff are completing satisfactory records and the service user’s needs and outcomes are being fully met.

We have a strong senior management team consisting of Operations, Human Resources, Training, Administration, Business Development, Finance and Quality Control, led by our managing director and registered manager, Frank Ladkin. We have a commitment to quality that underpins the entire business.

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Regulatory Standards

Forest Homecare is committed to fully meeting the requirements of the Care Act 2014. We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), adhering to and aiming to exceed the standards set.

We are a registered body with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and conform to their code of conduct and procedures for checking staff through both the DBS disclosure process and the Independent Safeguarding Authority’s `vetting and barring’ process.

We are an established provider fully accredited with Essex and Suffolk County Councils, to provide domiciliary services. We are a member of the United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA)

Care Quality Commission (CQC) Reports

In early 2018 we closed our branch offices in Great Dunmow and Broomfield in Chelmsford and merged them into one new location in Hospital Approach in Broomfield, Chelmsford. This branch now covers Mid and West Essex.

Our Midwest office in Chelmsford is due for inspection soon, but previously both our Uttlesford and Chelmsford branches were rated Good by the CQC. We are proud that our head office in which we cover the whole of Braintree and Colchester is CQC rated Good with an Outstanding rating for being Well Led.

Work with Forest Homecare

Paid training with regular updates
The Care Certificate
Health and Social Care Qualifications
Full time and Part time hours
Enhanced weekend and bank holiday rates
Paid Holiday per hour you work
Progression opportunities
Auto Enrolment Pension Package
Refer a friend scheme (£200)

We believe passionately that being treated with dignity is a basic human right, not an optional extra. Care and support services must be individual and person-centred, as well as efficient.

We see things from your perspective, supporting your dignity and privacy. We can and do make a difference. We listen.

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General Information

Business established in 1994 (24 years ago)
CQC inspection reports graded us ‘Outstanding’ in Well Led and Good overall
In-house trainer and fully equipped training suite
Uniforms and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) provided
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