Family Fun Day for Home Instead Team

Despite the rain, the Home Instead Harrogate, Ripon and Thirsk team got together recently to enjoy a family fun day and to show thanks and appreciation for all the hard work the caregiving and office team do every day in ensuring that their clients are kept safe and well especially during the challenges that Covid -19 brought to our community over the past 18 months. 

The theme of the event was 'Alice In Wonderland' with a star appearance from the White Rabbit,   huge oversized grass chairs courtesy of HACS Construction Ltd and ‘Alice’ themed cupcakes from ‘The 3C’s of Cake’ based in Harrogate.


Home Instead co-owner Andrew Van Parys became chef for the day , cooking on the BBQ which was kindly donated for the event by Johnson’s of Thirsk butchers.   As well as plenty of food and drink, the children (and adults) enjoyed face painting by Emma Jane and balloon modelling.


Local businesses including Fizzy Fox, Roots &Fruits, Harrogate Secret Bakery, David Lloyd Leisure, Cedar Court Hotel and Infinity & Co Jewellery  kindly donated prizes for the raffle which was fantastic and really appreciated by the Home Instead Caregivers who have worked so hard as front line staff over the past 18 months coping with the challenges of the pandemic to ensure their clients are looked after each and every day in their own homes.


Home Instead Training and Development Manager, Sarah, entertained the audience  with her fabulous singing and everyone had a great afternoon.


Sheena Van Parys co-owner of Home Instead commented; ‘it was great for the whole team to be able get together again and even better to meet their families. Many thanks to the local organisations who donated prizes for our raffle  and helped with the catering and decorations for the event.  The pandemic meant that scheduled social events with the team were cancelled, so it is fantastic to be able to meet everyone again in person.’


Home Instead is changing the way care is delivered in the UK. Their service is personally tailored to the needs of individual clients through companionship and relationship building. The service is totally flexible to meet client needs and is available from as little as 1 hour to 24 hours a day to a ‘live in ‘option.


To contact Home Instead  to find out more about our services or to join our team in Harrogate call: 01423 774490, for Ripon call: 01765 530400 and for Thirsk call: 01845 440510. For more information about Home Instead please visit: www.homeinstead/harrogate.co.uk

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