Baking-mad care team raise money for charity

A team of caregivers from Harrogate based Home Instead, who specialise in providing at-home care for the elderly, have cooked up a £65 donation to a charity called Action on Elder Abuse from their sale of victoria sponges, loaf cakes and lemon drizzle cakes.

Head baker Sheena Van Parys is the owner of Home Instead in Harrogate and it was her idea to join up with the residents of a Sheltered Scheme Housing Scheme, Montpelier Court in Harrogate.  She said:

“As it is National Carer’s week, our team decided to get out and about in our local community and see what we could do for charity.  We had a lovely afternoon chatting to residents in the lounge and handing out cakes, teas and coffees. And the icing on the cake… raising some funds for a UK charity which works hard to protect older people from abuse.” 

Home Instead provides its services in Harrogate, Ripon and surrounding areas and is run by Sheena and her husband Andrew who now have a growing number of caregivers. They tailor their service to the needs of individual clients ranging from simple tasks such as helping someone with their shopping to more complex care packages and respite care.”

Home Instead are rapidly building a reputation as one of the UK’s leading at-home care companies. Their service is tailored to the needs of individual clients and ranges from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, post-discharge care, medication reminders, shopping and errands. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information please call the Home Instead team on 01423 774490 or visit