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How we started

In 2008 two busy working mums Georgie Rockman and Stevie Jackson, keen to find a balance between family and work life, established Home Straight, a domestic cleaning business based in Oakham, Rutland.

Some of our teamSince the beginning Home Straight has enjoyed steady growth and has attracted a lot of retired clients looking for a helping hand.

Recognising that their business was providing a valuable and sought after service, the partners made the decision to develop it on a community-based theme offering flexible hours to loyal and trustworthy friends.

Understanding that arranging Help in the Home is an important decision and selecting a trustworthy and reliable provider is critical, Stevie and Georgie are proud to say that Home Straight has grown by reputation and its ability to provide a caring and professional service that can make people's lives more manageable and enjoyable.

7 years on, Home Straight continues to grow and has a team of forty-five people supporting a loyal client base across Rutland.

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Our Values

  • Home Straight is built on a philosophy of caring for people; those we work for and those who work with us.
  • Family and flexibility are at the heart of our business and our service is designed to meet the needs of our clients and the members of our team.
  • Exceptional customer service is a priority and to enable us to provide this we:-
    • Continually develop our amazing team of hardworking individuals.
    • Ensure that we have a personal specification for each of our clients.
    • Encourage our clients to let us know how we are doing.
    • Respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.

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Join Us

We are always interested to hear from reliable, trustworthy and caring individuals who would like to join our wonderful team.

Ideal candidates are those who genuinely enjoy working with people, specifically the elderly and are organised, thorough and take satisfaction from doing a good job.

We offer flexible contracts to enable you to do as many, or as few hours as you would like. In return for your commitment, we pay excellent rates and provide training and support to ensure that you provide the very best service to your clients.

Contact Georgie or Stevie on 01572 722 590 for an informal chat.

All our contractors must provide proof of identity, the names of four referees and agree to undergo a DBS check.

This is what our team says about us.

Working for Home Straight allows me to do hours that fit around other things in my life and being part of a team means you get to meet new friends - Val. It's great being able to sort your own day out and there are not many places that help you to get qualifications - Angela. I enjoy the variety and my clients are lovely people. I get a lot of satisfaction from the jobs I do - Michelle.

I enjoy working for Home Straight because the hours can fit in with my family life and other work commitments, the pay is good. There is definitely job satisfaction - leaving a house sparkling or having given an elderly person quality 1 to 1 time - Fiona.

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Meet the Team

Georgie Rockman - Partner  

Georgie Rockman - Partner

During the thirty years that Georgie has lived in Rutland, she has been a keen fund raiser for a number of charities including the Air Ambulance, MacMillan Cancer Research and the NCT where she undertook the role of Chair for 3 years. 

With a sound background in the care industry she has experienced first-hand the difficulties that older people face and understands that support with everyday tasks can make an enormous difference to their wellbeing and independence.

Georgie has three children who attend schools in Oakham and in her spare time is a keen amateur photographer.

     
Stevie Jackson - Partner  

Stevie Jackson - Partner

Originally from Yorkshire, Stevie relocated to Oakham ten years ago where she became involved in community based projects while working for Oakham Town Partnership. Prior to this, Stevie’s career in the food industry gave her a wealth of experience in business development, training and mentoring.

While attempting to find employment that would enable her to spend more time with her family, Stevie worked for a home help agency. Finding the work rewarding and humbling, she recognised an opportunity to support the local community and offer flexible employment to parents with young children.

Stevie is passionate about food and Yoga and enjoys jogging when the sun is shining.

     
     
     
 

Alex O'Hara - Training & Quality Coordinator

Alex has been with Home Straight for the last 2 years. She is hard working, fun, very organised and a great communicator.  In her previous career, Alex served as a WREN; part of her duties were as a trainer for new entrants, yes, she was that horrid person that stripped beds that were not made properly and ran a white gloved hand over surfaces checking for specks of dust. One young girl, who on finally succeeding in not having her bed stripped, slept on the floor so that it would never get rumpled again! Luckily she isn’t quite as tough on the Home Straight Team, but she does set exacting standards and helps the team to perfect their skills for clients.

Alex lives near Oakham with her husband Steve and has 2 teenage children.  As with many of our colleagues at Home Straight, Alex has an alter ego; She is a wine merchant, trading under the name of Alex The Wine Lady,  she presents wine tastings and writes a little blog.

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Unit 4, Suite 16A, Oakham Enterprise Park
Ashwell Road, Oakham, LE15 7LN
Telephone 01572 - 722590
E-mail info@home-straight.co.uk

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