A Croydon care provider has received three accolades in quick succession.

Caremark Croydon, which provides in home care to over 70 clients, has been named a ‘Good Employer’ having also recently been awarded a rating of GOOD from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Continuing with the this theme, Managing Director, Bipin Patel, has been named as the ‘Croydon Champion for Health & Wellbeing.’

To qualify for the ‘Good Employer’ rating, employers must demonstrate a commitment to their team members which far surpasses the usual expectations. As an employer, Caremark Croydon met all four standards set by the council – pay the London Living Wage, employ local to create employment and training opportunities, buy local and implement equality and diversity best practice in the workplace.

Mr Patel said: “We’re currently working with a team of over 70 office staff and care workers – each and every one is treated with the respect they deserve for the tireless work they do. We bring our care workers in to the business with the promise that we will support them in their career aspirations.

"We provide specialist training, offer guidance with welfare and even provide company cars, where possible.

“Since launching the business, we have worked with Croydon College to offer Health & Social Care lectures and have even brought a few of our current care workers into the business through this educational programme. Some of our younger care workers have now gone on to study degrees at local universities, alongside work placements in social care.

"This process allows for us to really support our community and provide opportunities to those with aspirations of a career in care.”

Caremark Croydon is now classed as one of the best employers in the area, placing it in the company of 5% of local businesse. The specialist care provider’s recent GOOD rating from the CQC recognises the professional conduct of the entire team. Inspectors rated Caremark Croydon GOOD across the board - in safety, effectiveness, caring, responsiveness and leadership.

The report, published on the 27th November, said, “People and their family members liked their regular staff and thought they were caring. Staff respected people's privacy and dignity. When required, staff supported people with their activities and interests, both in their own home and in the community. Staff told us they had enough time to do the tasks they needed to do and felt they had enough time to talk with people and have a conversation. Staff told us they enjoyed working with the people they cared for.”

This was the second report carried out on Caremark Croydon since Bipin launched in 2015 – he feels immensely proud to work with individuals who are so devoted to their local clients.

“This rating is a testament to our incredible team, their dedication and hard work. This truly was a group effort and something we’re proud to celebrate together. By putting our clients’ needs at the forefront of our business, we’ve built a compassionate culture which helps to maintain a high standard of care. Providing an excellent service and preserving the dignity and independence of our clients remains our highest priority.”