29th November 2017
‘Sunshine with a little bit of hurricane.’
That’s how one of the nurses working with CLCA described Managing Director Cherry Adams.
And that’s exactly what she needs to be – a caring but effective leader for the nurses and healthcare assistants that work with CLCA across the country.
Established in 2012 CLCA provides home-care in Shropshire, Powys and the West Midlands area, as well as supplying nurses and other healthcare professionals to private hospitals, the NHS and nursing homes.
And in 2017 the company will add another string to their bow – an online portal to allow the people and organisations they supply to get all of the help they need at the touch of a button.
The company prides itself on delivering care that is safe, effective and well led. They specialise in, and understand, varying requirements of clients with a wide range of complex care needs such as spinal cord injury and other complex medical conditions.
And they provide the same supportive and nurturing environment for those that work for them.
“If our nurses are happy then their patients are happy, if our nurses are exceptional at what they do then our clients receive exceptional care,” says Cherry, a qualified nurse who has been working in the care industry for over 20 years.
“It is extremely important for us to think the same way about our staff as we do about our clients – whether they be homecare patients or the NHS. It is our role to meet all of their needs and we have created a company, and an environment, where that is always the case.
“We keep our nurses and other healthcare professionals happy, ensure the highest standards of governance and hold regular training and CPD sessions – and in return we have a great relationship with the people who work for us and the people they work with.”
CLCA offer a range of services, supporting clients to make that transition from hospital to their own home as seamless as possible for both government or privately funded individuals, live-in services, carer breaks and educational support and after-school support for children with disabilities and complex medical needs.
“We know we need to be on top of our game because of the industry we work in,” adds Cherry. “We work with patients at their most vulnerable and at a time when there is a lot of pressure on nurses and all hospital staff.
“We are here to take the pressure off the NHS and other organisations, and do our best to take the pressure off our staff too.”