CQC certificate allows Newark's Weldon Home Care Service to provide the highest standard of care
After six months of hard work the owner and manager of a home care service has been certified to provide the highest standard of care.
Six months after starting her Newark-based Weldon Home Care Services, owner and manager Michelle Wells has received her CQC registration certificate.
It was presented by Newark MP Robert Jenrick.
The business, run by Michelle and Scott Gordon, has gone from strength to strength since opening and now operates with 15 care workers, offering services to 30 customers in the area.
Michelle brought three decades of experience in care work and as a paramedic to the role, in her first venture into starting her own company.
She said: “After 30 years of giving my knowlege and skills to others and building relationships, getting this certificate means I can deliver care to the standard I dreamed of.
“We have a happy care team at Weldon Home Care, which ensures customers get the very best services possible.”
Weldon Home Care's team includes team leaders Kerry Timson, Lisa Taylor, Anke Ermerding, Racheal Cameron and Keeley Dunkley and care team Marcalina Zwierzynska, Melissa Brook, Penney Garrad, Molly Sampson, Kayley Percival and Casey Cameron.
The process to earn the certificate took Michelle six months of hard work, including a four-hour interview with the CQC.
She focuses on providing the highest quality care for her customers, something which prompted her to break away from franchises to create her own service.
The certificate presentation also allowed Michelle and her team to discuss the need for care workers in the community with Robert Jenrick.
Scott said: “We talked about us doing our utmost to alleviate NHS bedblocking.
“They spoke to the jobcentre to see if the could help in any way, for us to work together to improve the employment prospects for care workers within the community.”
Michelle is encouraging anyone interested to get involved in care work, to help support the backlog of people waiting for care.
Weldon Home Care also offers training for those new to the industry.