Epping MP backs care in the community

Eleanor Laing MP, was the guest of honour at the official opening of Home Instead Epping Forest, held last Friday (21 June) at The Quaker House, Hemnall Street in Epping.

The office is based on the 2nd Floor of High Street but to enable older clients and members of the community to join in the fun and celebrations, the event was held at the fully accessible Quaker House in Epping. Over 60 people attended in order to show their support for new owner, Victoria Rigby, whose company specialises in looking after older people in their own homes, they included Caregivers, clients and members of the local community.

Victoria added, “We had a really successful office opening celebration. I was delighted and touched by the support for Home Instead in Epping, in particular from Eleanor, who gave a lovely talk about how important care is in the local community and her personal experiences of finding care. In fact, she even spoke of carers who looked after her loved ones still being on her Christmas card list, so I know she genuinely understands what we do.

Victoria continued “I started the business in December and I’m really proud of our fantastic team of caregivers who are actively changing the face of ageing in Epping through their professional, compassionate and caring natures. Building friendships is key, the relationship between caregiver and client is crucial to ensuring that clients feel safe and secure.

“We’re really looking forward to supporting older people in the Epping community. Ensuring we do everything we can to enable them to stay at home for as long as possible, where they are happy and comfortable. We want to give their families the freedom to relax in the knowledge that their loved ones are in excellent hands.”


Official opening of Home Instead, held at The Quaker House
Official opening of Home Instead, held at The Quaker House

office group photo with CQC 'Outstanding' award
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home