Bluebird Care taking flight thanks to Grant funding

28 Feb 2017

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Bluebird Care in St Helens is growing thanks to grant funding from St.Helens Council and support from St Helens Chamber.

Bluebird Care deliver homecare and support services, keeping people comfortable in their home for longer, and their bespoke care packages range from short term illness care to live in care for service-users across the Borough.

Having received a grant of £9592 to support their business growth the company has been able to move into new premises on Cambridge Road.

The former pharmacy site has been totally transformed into a modern office and training space fully kitted out with equipment for practical and theory training.

Jan Edwards, Director at Bluebird Care, said: “Thanks to the grant we’ve been able to grow into the new building and take on two additional staff members – and we’re still looking for more to join our team.

“The new location has been good for business and the training room has been a significant addition for us as we strive to be the best in the industry. We want to ensure all our staff are fully trained, and we want to attract people who are committed to learning and development – this is part of our commitment to quality.”

John Woods, Investment Readiness Adviser at the Chamber, said: “It’s fantastic to see Bluebird Care growing into a new premises thanks to our support. They have used the grant to transform the building and the new training room they have been able to install demonstrates their commitment to developing every member of their growing team. We look forward to seeing their continued growth and further recruitment in the coming months.”

Councillor John Fulham, St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Growth, said: “The Labour Council will always do what it can to support fledgling businesses and to see them soar as a result, particularly those businesses that are of great benefit to our residents. Bluebird Care is helping older and vulnerable people in St. Helens to live well and independently for longer, reducing the pressure on health and social care services. We wish them every success.”

Director Allen Edwards added: “The support we’ve had from the Chamber has been great. Without the grant we wouldn’t have this place, the new IT equipment or the training room. It’s been a big help for us and we hope to put them to good use with all our new recruits.”

St Helens Chamber offers free, confidential support to help make businesses more resilient, set growth targets and plan forecasts. Businesses can also receive advice while applying for finance or loans from banks or other sources of finance with the aim of making investment more likely.

For more information on Business Financial Planning Support please contact John Woods on 01744 742058 or click here.

For more information about working with Bluebird Care please call 01744 759526 or visit http://www.bluebirdcare.co.uk/st-helens/home