On Thursday 17th May, it’s World Baking Day – possibly the tastiest day of the year! To celebrate, Janis Anderson and her team at Caremark Aylesbury are hosting their very own Bake-off, and everyone’s invited!

The local home care provider has invited (or is that challenged?!) anyone who wants to take part to bake a cake, cookie or any savoury item and take it to the offices at The Firs on High Street in Whitchurch. At 12 noon, the judges will be sampling the masterpieces before announcing the winners.

Judging the tasty treats are Caremark HR Co-ordinator, Dane Taylor and Care Worker, Lauren, and they’ll be joined by Margaret Palin of Whitchurch Women’s Institute. There will be prizes and certificates for the best bake, cookie, decoration and savoury item. Afterwards, there will be a social for everyone; carers, clients and members of the public, so why not pop along and get involved? Tea and coffee will be provided to all who attend as well as anything baked for the competition!

Pictures of the crowned glories will be going up on the Caremark Aylesbury Facebook page throughout the day so tune in for a mouth-watering news-feed!

Janis, 58, has been running Caremark Aylesbury and Wycombe since December 2009. The business now provides over 3000 hours of care per week to local families and employs more than 100 local care workers.

Passionate about making a difference in her community, as well as the fun things like Bake-offs and charity dress-up days, Janice has created an initiative called the ‘Caremark Independence Club’ - a programme specially designed to get vulnerable, and often very lonely, people out of the house and socialising again.

"It’s so important to me that we’re a real part of the community. My goals have always been focussed on having a business that isn’t simply measured by profits but quality of care and a good reputation.

“I can’t wait to try all of the goodies that people create. I know my team in the office are all going to be getting involved and some of our care workers are exceptional cooks so I think we’re all going to be in for a treat… quite literally!”

Fancy baking up a storm? Let Janis and the team know you’ll be taking part or popping along to sample the goodies by giving them a call on 01296 641662 or dropping them an email at It’s totally free and just for fun. Like some of the best things in life!

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About Caremark

Caremark is the UK's largest privately owned care franchise with a turnover of £65m. We are a leading home care provider with over 100 offices in the UK and Ireland. We support over 6000 customers and employ more than 5400 carers who deliver on average, over 96,000 hours of care, every single week, across the UK.

Established in 2005, we are proud to be a wholly UK owned and operated home care franchise which has an established and successful UK based network. 43% of Caremark franchisees are female, which is almost double the national franchising average. It's a figure we are really proud of. Not only that, but a large proportion of our management team are women, including our Managing Director, Finance Director, National Operations Manager and National Training Manager.

The UK has an ageing population which is estimated to grow some 58% in the next 20 years. As the demand for more complex and highly professional levels of care increases, we continue to provide a quality service to those in need of help and support. There is also a developing awareness that care at home can benefit not only those individuals in need but the hospitals and other organisations that are also responsible for looking after them.