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Life In Colour: Borough Care to Create Fifty New Jobs in Stone

The not-for-profit care home group will open the doors of Shoemaker Place this Spring.

With eleven care homes already across Stockport and Staffordshire, Borough Care is set to open its twelfth this Spring, located in the picturesque town of Stone. Combining a luxury setting with the highest standards of care, Shoemaker Place will boast 66-beds and will become the ideal place for older people in the surrounding area to live comfortably. Shoemaker Place, situated on Stafford Road, is made up of small households, each with communal areas, sitting and dining rooms. The familiarity of these households supports those living with dementia, whilst enabling them to enjoy the facilities in the home. Each of Shoemaker Place’s beautifully furnished bedrooms comes with a TV point, kitchenette, and en-suite wet room.

For almost 30 years Borough Care has provided the safety and sanctuary of a warm and welcoming home to residents. Underpinned by its values of Compassion, Aspiration, Respect and Engaged (C.A.R.E), it is committed to providing the highest quality of care. Borough Care is a champion of older generations and respects the meaningful contribution they continue to make in society. As a not-for-profit organisation, Borough Care reinvests any surplus money into the services it offers, to serve the best interests of its residents and their families.

With the care sector notorious for being underpaid and undervalued, the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the significance and importance of care workers in society. Care home staff have been through an extremely challenging two years, but positive steps have been taken by Borough Care to ensure it is one of the best organisations in the care sector to work for.

In 2021, Borough Care became the country’s largest residential care provider to receive a real living wage accreditation from the Real Living Wage Foundation. The real living wage means that Borough Care pays its staff significantly more than the industry average hourly wage for care workers.

Borough Care is currently undertaking measures to secure a Pride in Care accreditation. The programme aims to help organisations improve their quality of care and support for older lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer+ people, while challenging any poor practice they may encounter in health and social care provision.

Borough Care is proud to have partnered with Stonewall, the charity which helps create transformative change in the lives of LGBTQ+ people in the UK. Stonewall is the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ rights charity, working towards creating a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be themselves and live their lives to the full.

Also in 2021, Borough Care joined the Good Employment Charter in their mission to give employees happier, more balanced work lives. The Good Employment Charter is a voluntary membership and assessment scheme that aims to improve the standard of employment across Greater Manchester. Its ethos is that people need secure, fulfilling, well-paid work to reach their full potential.

Borough Care CEO Dr. Mark Ward said: “We are delighted to be opening another brand-new, purpose-built care home in Stone. We have opportunities to suit a range of experience levels. Borough Care is a wonderful place to work, with clear career progression, fair pay, and a range of benefits on offer. Whether you are fully-trained, have some experience or you are just starting your career in care – all we ask is that you share our passion for helping residents to live their lives to the fullest.”

Shoemaker Place is currently recruiting for a Deputy Care Home Manager, Care Assistants for both day and night, Senior Care Assistants for both night and day, housekeepers, an Activity and Lifestyle Co-ordinator, and catering crew members.

To find out more about Shoemaker Place and the roles available both there and across Borough Care homes, visit


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