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Professional Home Care Provider in East Hertfordshire and Uttlesford

We understand that your own home is where you feel the most comfortable and where you feel happiest. Whether it’s Great Dunmow to Hoddesdon, it’s the place you know best and are most familiar with. Unfortunately, you may be faced with the possibility of having to move out of the home you love as you age, but this does not need to be the case. If you or your loved one want to remain living comfortably at home, then we can help you make that choice an informed one.  We are changing the UK’s attitude to elderly care and to aging with our distinctive approach to supporting people at home with dedicated and professional senior care. 

Mark Greatbatch and David Bassett run Home Instead  East Hertfordshire and Uttlesford and work with a team of dedicated care professionals from all over the East Hertfordshire and Uttlesford area to provide a range of care at home services. Whether it is specialist dementia care across East Hertfordshire and Uttlesford or domiciliary care we provide home care you can be confident in. We also provide respite care, palliative, and companionship care so whatever your home care needs are please learn more below or get in touch.

We provide Home CareLive-in CareDementia Care and other help around the home to support the people of East Hertfordshire and Uttlesford surrounding areas to live a safe in the comfort of their own home

At Home Instead East Hertfordshire we believe that continuing to live at home as you age is the safest & most comfortable solution for you or your loved one. 

Our home care services are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), making us a trusted and reliable carer in the community.


The care given to my mother over the last two or three years has been wonderful. Every CAREGiver has supported her as if she were a member of their own family. We have been given ongoing support from the office team too, discussing needs and worries as they occur. Every effort has been made to adapt to my mother's needs, even adding additional support from the early days of the Covid-19 period. We could not wish for more. Thank you, Home Instead. ’’

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Advice & Support

Advice and support on ageing from the Home Instead network.

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How to age well

Growing old can bring challenges, both for the person who’s ageing and for their family. It can be frustrating for our loved ones because they can’t do everything they used to and feel like they’re losing their independence. At the same time, it might be worrying for their family as they might not be able to be there whenever their loved ones need them.

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Remembrance Day

Today is Wednesday 11th November 2020 and we are in a National lockdown because of the Covid19 pandemic that is often referred to as the silent war by so many seniors. It is quite a poignant kind of day when people all over the world stop what they are doing to think about those that sacrificed their lives for our freedom in days gone by past and present. Poppy, Armistice or Remembrance Day, whatever you choose to call it occurs every year on the 11th day of the 11th month, every year. The date signifies the day world war one ended on 11/11/1918.

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Gift Giving scheme returns to Jackson Square Shopping

Gift Giving scheme returns to Jackson Square Shopping Centre Local home care provider, Home Instead Senior Care East Herts and Uttlesford, is thrilled to announce that Santa will be safely joining them in their Grotto for their annual ‘Be a Santa To a Senior’ gift-giving campaign on 1st December at Jackson Square Shopping Centre, in Bishop’s Stortford.

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How can I protect my pet when I die?

It is possible to make provision for your pets in your Will, however, this is often overlooked. Our pets are part of the family and it is important that we have a clear set of instructions so that they are taken care of when we are no longer around.

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Here at Home Instead East Hertfordshire

Supporting a senior to live in their own home is a safe option for many and families trust us to keep their loved ones safe and radiate that unique Home Instead of happiness. I will round off by saying this ghastly pandemic will be part of our life story to recall to our younger family members and who knows. The next generation of Home Instead CAREGivers because to us it's personal, means literally just that.

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Christmas gift-giving scheme called Be a Santa

For the past ten years, Home Instead Senior care East Herts & Uttlesford have orchestrated a Christmas gift-giving scheme called Be a Santa to a Senior. It involves asking local businesses, schools, and people in the community to come together and make a difference to a senior's wellbeing by buying a little gift.

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