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Caremark Limited is a home care services network of franchises specialising in both private-pay and state-funded home care. It was founded by Kevin Lewis, Chief Executive, in 2005 and is based in Worthing.


Lewis established a care home in Brighton in 1987. After the passing of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 he saw opportunities to provide care to people in their own homes with an independent company[1] which could be publicly financed by local authorities.[citation needed]

In 2020 the business had 128 offices and employed about 6000 people. Most of the offices are in the UK, with 12 in Ireland, one in Malta and one in India. The Indian office, in Cochin provides free care in a home for 180 people who have been ‘abandoned’.[1]

In April 2020 the business was looking to recruit 3000 extra staff in the UK because of demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom. [2] One of the staff from Guildford and Woking was gifted a free tank of petrol and a round of applause. [3] It is also actively recruiting in Ireland.[4]

In 2022 it had more than 7,000 remote caregivers in 115 franchise offices.[5]


Services can include carers who live in the client's own home. [6]

In 2021 Caremark Gloucestershire started trials of ‘Genie’, a voice-activated robot which provides free video calling, welfare video monitoring with alerts, entertainment and access to online shopping and remote medical support for older people. It enables their customers to speak to and see their friends and family.[7]


Noorina Boodhooa, who owns the franchise in the London Borough of Barnet, and is also senior clinical site manager at the Royal London Hospital met with Boris Johnson in December 2019 to discuss long-term funding solutions and improving hospital-to-home transfers.[8]

Criticism and awards[edit]

The Bradford franchise, which was providing care for 159 people, was rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission in 2019 and placed in special measures after a high number of safeguarding alerts.[9] The Plymouth franchise got an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the CQC in April 2019.[10]

Two staff from the Huddersfield franchise were nominated for the Great British Care Awards in 2019. [11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "THE BIG INTERVIEW: Caremark managing director David Glover". Homecare Insight. 3 March 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  2. ^ "In-home care provider recruiting for 3,000 additional staff to tackle Covid-19". Bdaily News. 22 April 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Coronavirus: Home care worker clapped and given free fuel at petrol station". 9 April 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  4. ^ "National care network in recruitment drive for key workers". Irish News. 27 March 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Caremark deploys Connecteam's all-in-one workforce management app". Business Leader. 8 November 2022. Retrieved 11 November 2022.
  6. ^ "Bromley dementia sufferer loves her live-in carer". Bromley Times. 22 July 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Caremark franchise trials robots to tackle loneliness". Homecare Insight. 15 January 2021. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Caremark franchisee probes PM on home care funding at Downing Street reception". Homecare Insight. 13 January 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Bradford care agency rated inadequate by CQC after 'widespread failings' discovered". Telegraph and Argus. 19 August 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Outstanding rating for 'exceptional' Caremark service". Homecare Insight. 12 April 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Home care worker's quick thinking saved life of a diabetic man". Examiner Live. 21 November 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.

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