Careium relocates to new expanded headquarters in Blackburn

Careium has moved its UK headquarters to Blackburn, Lancashire. The company, whose head-office is in Sweden, employs over 500 people supporting vulnerable adults to continue living in their own homes through technology and response services.

The new head office is in a purpose-built high spec 4,000sqft newly renovated building where its alarm receiving centre and support staff will be based. The office benefits from being open plan and air conditioned in an attractive landscape setting overlooking a reservoir. 

Kate Hollern, MP for Blackburn said “Careium’s relocation is an exciting opportunity for Blackburn, placing our community at the heart of new innovations in telecare. I look forward to seeing Careium’s expansion and investment in the area.”

Nikki Powell, Careium Operations Director added “We are incredibly proud to be basing our business in Blackburn, it’s the ideal location for our head office. It is a heartland for call centre trained staff and is at the centre of the motorway network. We have undertaken a recent successful recruitment programme, employing over 100 fantastic local people. As our business continues to invest and expand in the area, we are now looking for more people to work days, evenings, nights and flexible hours.”

Careium is the market leader in technology enabled care across Europe and supports over 400,000 people. In its simplest form it is a pendant alarm that the user wears and presses when they need help in an emergency connecting them with specially trained call operators, 24 hours a day. Additionally, the company provides a CQC registered service providing personal care to people living in their own houses.

With the pressures on ambulance services who are struggling to meet response targets because of staff shortages, demand and having to wait longer with patients outside hospitals, Careium has seen an increased need for its services. In the UK it now handles more than 30,000 incoming alarms every day.

Paul Goodrich, UK Country Director said “Our investment in Blackburn comes at an exciting time for Careium. The UK is undergoing a transition to digital connectivity and this creates a huge opportunity for our sector. By relocating to Blackburn, we are able to offer local people the chance to work in a rapidly growing sector, one in which people have a real sense of pride in the important work they do.  We are proud to be contributing to boosting the local economy and our commitment to providing many jobs across the county”.