A CARE provider has moved into the Keighley area and is seeking to recruit.

Care Dynamics Yorkshire now occupies the former Michael Bower Menswear premises at Bradford Road, in Riddlesden.

The multi-award-winning company provides care and support to children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities, and can also offer social and leisure support.

It's looking to employ "as many people as possible" to help meet demand across the area.

There are currently 120 care staff, backed up by an office team.

Care Dynamics Yorkshire was founded in 2011 by Cheryl Dibbin and Donna Gott, who have a combined 40-plus years' experience of the care sector.

"We established the company through a genuine desire to make a difference," says Donna.

"Over the years we have won many awards which have proved invaluable in helping to drive morale and acknowledge excellence, in terms of the service we provide, the company and individual members of staff.

"We constantly explore and implement new initiatives and improvements to ensure we're the best employer possible, delivering excellent care and support.

"Our care staff, supported by a dedicated office team, all have a passion to help customers achieve their desired goals and aspirations.

"In addition to specialist managers, we also have team co-ordinators and champions whose responsibility is to ensure all staff are listened to and valued.

"We wholeheartedly understand that our staff are our most valuable asset, and therefore ensure they have the required training and backing to deliver exceptional frontline care and support.

"Critical to this is engaging with our colleagues via an 'open door' policy, monthly staff briefings, two-yearly supervisions, an annual appraisal and yearly staff questionnaire. The feedback received enables us to reflect and act accordingly.

"We go to great lengths to ensure our team has excellent working conditions, and is consulted and listened to.

"Customers can choose their personal assistants from our staff profiles and interview them, so they're involved with the whole process."

The company's eldest member of staff is 83-year-old Margaret Malik, who has been nominated for an award by Donna following correspondence with Buckingham Palace.

"She is an amazing person," says Donna. "She has worked in care since the early 1990s and has no plans for hanging up her boots just yet! Margaret is the most selfless, caring, special kind of person you would ever meet and would go out of her way for absolutely anyone."