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Want to know what we’ve been up to recently? Here’s where you can find out about the latest developments and achievements at CLC.

Home Care Provider Records 45 Per Cent Growth as Demand Soars

January 18, 2016

Home care specialist, Community Life Choices, has increased turnover by 45 per cent during its fifth year of trading, surpassing a £1m revenue target.

The year end figures follow a record-breaking year for the firm, which recorded a 30 per cent increase in client numbers and a 150 per cent rise in demand for its specialist mental health support services.

Autumn Statement & Spending Review – Care Reaction 2015

November 26, 2015

Our founder and managing director, Alan Frew, reacts to yesterday's announcements by the chancellor during his Spending Review and Autumn Statement:

“Mental health care is one of the biggest unmet needs of our time and it’s promising to see the chancellor pledge a further £600m in funding. What he failed to address is how we’re expected to raise standards when local authorities in England spend just one per cent of their annual health budget on tackling these issues.

Home Care Provider Relocates HQ to Fulfil Expansion Plans

November 2, 2015

Home care specialist, Community Life Choices, plans to increase its workforce by a quarter in the next 12 months after investing in a larger headquarters in Preston.

The expansion follows growing demand for the firm’s personalised home care services, with turnover on track to exceed £1.5m this year – its fourth year of training.

Lancashire Entrepreneur Recognised in Business Hotlist

October 9, 2015

Founder and managing director of home care specialist, Community Life Choices, has been recognised as one of the region’s rising stars after securing a place in North West Business Insider’s 42 Under 42.

Alan Frew, 37, from Longton, Preston, facilitated the creation of more than 50 new jobs across the UK in the last 12 months and recorded a 150 per cent increase in turnover. The company, which specialises in the provision of five-star home care to adults and children in need of personalised health and social care services, is on target to surpass £1.5m in 2015 – its fourth year of training.

Care Certificate: What it means for frontline staff and providers

September 1, 2015

In the latest issue of Tomorrow's Care magazine our HR manager, Maria Scullion, discusses the impact of the Care Certificate and how the upcoming reforms will impact training and recruitment within home care.

Rentention Begins with Recruitment

July 24, 2015

In the latest issue of Care Talk magazine our HR manager, Maria Scullion, discusses staff retention and recruitment (page 27), whilst our MD, Alan Frew, weighs in on the Do Not Resuscitate debate (page 15).

Carer Launches Graduate Recruitment Drive

June 22, 2015

The search begins this week for university graduates and current students to join home care specialist, Community Life Choices, as summer carers.

Those joining the team will deliver personalised support plans to capture individual outcomes for children and young people across Lancashire with complex care needs and adults with mental health problems.

Entrepreneur Gong for Lancashire Care Guru

June 17, 2015

Founder and managing director of Preston-headquartered home care specialist, Community Life Choices, was crowned Lancashire’s Entrepreneurial Young ‘Un of the year at a prestigious awards ceremony held in Blackpool on Friday (12 June 2015).

Alan Frew, 36, from Longton, Preston, created more than 50 new jobs across the UK during the last year, a time period during which the company increased turnover by 150 per cent – its fourth year of trading. The firm is now on target to surpass £2m in 2015.

Double delight for Lancashire’s top young carers

May 12, 2015

Preston-headquartered home care specialist, Community Life Choices, has seen two members of its team shortlisted amongst the region’s best young professionals at this year’s Young ‘Uns Awards.

Thirty-six-year-old founder and managing director, Alan Frew, has been nominated for Entrepreneurial Young ‘Un, whilst 30-year-old home care coordinator, Chantel O’Reilly, is in the running for High Flying Young ‘Un.

How the Care Act 2015 will affect local people

May 6, 2015

In the latest of a series of blogs from Preston-based businesses with Preston Guild City, our founder and managing director, Alan Frew, offers his expert insight into how the Care Act legislation will affect local residents in and around the city.

Lancashire homecare provider wins Cumbria Council contract

April 30, 2015

Cumbria County Council and NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has appointed Lancashire-headquartered homecare specialist Community Life Choices (CLC) to provide recruitment, payroll and managed accounts support for adults with care needs.

Preston-headquartered homecare specialist Community Life Choices (CLC) has been appointed by Cumbria County Council and NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to provide recruitment, payroll and managed accounts support for adults with care needs.

Care reforms ‘long overdue’, says homecare provider

March 31, 2015

One of Lancashire’s leading homecare providers is welcoming a big shake-up of adult social care provision in England, saying that a change is legislation is long overdue.

Preston-headquartered Community Life Choices (CLC) has voiced its support for the Care Act 2015, which comes into effect this week (01 April) and presents the biggest reforms in social care for more than 60 years.

CLC REPORTS 150 per cent GROWTH

March 6, 2015

Community Life Choices (CLC), the Preston-headquartered home care specialist, has increased its turnover by 150 per cent during its fourth year of trading, putting the company on track to achieve its £2 million target during 2015.

The year end figures follow a busy year for CLC, which has seen the company build on its market-leading approach to providing person-centred care and support for vulnerable adults, children and elderly people, with complex care needs.

Warrington Council appoints Community Life Choices to care framework

February 9, 2015

Warrington Borough Council has appointed leading home care specialist, Community Life Choices (CLC), to provide support services to disabled children and young people.

Preston-based home care specialist, Community Life Choices (CLC), has been appointed by Warrington Borough Council to provide support services to disabled children and young people.

Employment Allowance Extended to Carers

December 5, 2014

The Chancellor’s pre-election Autumn Statement was a huge triumph for Britain’s seven million carers.

His pledge to include these admirable individuals in the Employment Allowance will enable millions of hard-working families to reduce their annual National Insurance bill by up to £2,000, with thousands expected to no longer have to make any payments at all.

Lancashire Carer crowned best in North West

December 4, 2014

A Lancashire carer has been recognised as the best home care coordinator in the North West at a prestigious awards evening celebrating the cream of the care industry.

Chantel O’Reilly, of Preston-based home care specialist Community Life Choices, fought off stiff competition at the Great British North West Care Awards in a category that honours the unsung heroes within the care sector.

CLC bolsters job opportunities for Lancashire Carers

October 28, 2014

25 new jobs are being created in Lancashire by Preston-based home care specialist Community Life Choices to help get ex-carers back into employment.

The vacancies follow a spike in enquiries from carers across the region looking for new roles that match their specific skill set.

Lancashire Carer shortlisted amongst region’s elite

October 14, 2014

A carer for one of Preston’s leading home-care specialists, Community Life Choices, has been recognised for excellence in the care sector.

Chantel O’Reilly, 30, from Penwortham, has been shortlisted for Home Care Co-ordinator of the Year at the 6th annual North West Great British Care Awards.

Carer’s countdown: less than six months to claim

September 1, 2014

Preston-based home care specialist, Community Life Choices, is urging Lancashire carers to use their council-issued care vouchers or face losing their annual entitlement.

The Lancashire County Council initiative provides local carers with up to 28 vouchers which can be exchanged for home care services or residential stays.

Recruitment drive for Lancashire supply teachers

July 31, 2014

Eight seasonal jobs have been created in Lancashire thanks to Preston-based home care provider, Community Life Choices.

The career opportunities, which are tailored for supply teachers by coinciding with the school summer holiday, follows substantial growth and contract wins.

Who Cares? Businesses in Lancashire Should

July 7, 2014

More than three million people in the UK juggle paid employment with unpaid caring responsibilities - that’s equivalent to one in ten employees.

Unfortunately, most employers struggle to understand the emotional and practical challenges of caring for a relative, partner or friend that, due to disability, mental health or substance misuse, requires around the clock assistance.

Preston firm expands care offering with new appointment

May 5, 2014

Preston-based home care specialist, Community Life Choices, has appointed a children and families support advisor to facilitate the continued growth of the business.

Stephen Orme, 49, from Widnes in Cheshire has previously held senior roles in logistics and operations for national companies but decided to change career after a personal experience of living with a severely autistic boy.

Preston firm steps up recruitment after 60 per cent growth

February 2, 2014

Just 18-months after start up, Preston-based home care specialist, Community Life Choices, has reported a 60% growth over the past six months, adding six new local authority clients to its nationwide network and a continuing recruitment drive for social care personal assistants.

Established by health & social care specialist, Alan Frew, Community Life Choices provides a flexible and personalised service for people who need assistance for themselves or a loved one.

Halton contract awarded to Community Life Choices

Five Merseyside Borough Councils have appointed leading home care specialists, Community Life Choices, to provide care and support services for children and young people.

Appointed by Knowsley, Sefton, Halton, Wirral and Liverpool Councils, the business will support children with complex needs such as health problems, disabilities and challenging behaviours, developing individual support packages to ensure that families can lead ordinary lives.

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