Harrogate Company Loves to Care

The team at Home Instead Harrogate, Ripon and Thirsk shared the love this week with Valentine’s Day themed cupcakes and red roses. They also wore red and /or pink every  day to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

Home Instead who support people within their own homes and who may need some  help and assistance with everyday tasks and activities were keen to learn about the romance and love stories behind some of their own clients .

Home Instead clients,  Annis and Ian who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last year,  kindly shared with the Home Instead team their own personal story on how they met. They met and fell in love when they were 17 years old and when they both attended dancing classes in Leeds, dancing to the foxtrot and tango.  Annis danced competitively and was a North of England dance champion. They both lived in Leeds at the time , but throughout their years together they moved away from Yorkshire to live in Bristol and then Oxfordshire for Ian’s career while working in the field of education . They got married in 1961 and moved to Harrogate in 1977.. raising a family which has  extended to many grandchildren over the years . 


Sheena Van Parys, co -owner of Home Instead said;  ‘it was  lovely to meet Annis and Ian and we are very grateful to them for sharing their own story on St Valentine’s Day. The care and support that we provide is personalised and relationship led only possible by really getting  to know our clients through  their own personal history.’ 


Home Instead  is an award winning national company which is changing the way care is delivered in the UK and has rapidly built a reputation as one of the UK’s leading care companies. Their service is tailored to the needs of individual clients and ranges from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, post-discharge care, personal care, medication reminders, shopping and errands. The service is totally flexible to meet client needs and is available from as little as 1 hour to 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ‘live in’ support .

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St Valentine's Day at Home Instead