Healthcare regulator gives thumbs up to new at-home care company

The Harrogate based ‘at-home’ care provider, Home Instead, who specialise in care of the elderly, has had its excellent work rewarded by receiving approval and accreditation from the independent healthcare regulator, The Care Quality Commission (CQC), to provide its services in Harrogate, Ripon and surrounding areas.

CQC accreditation is required by all providers of health and adult social care in England.  It ensures that companies such as Home Instead provide services of the highest quality to help older people continue to lead independent lives in their own homes. 

Andrew Van Parys, who together with his wife Sheena, set up the Harrogate office in April this year, explains: “This is a quality stamp that provides reassurance to our clients and of course potential clients. It shows that we respond to their individual needs and that we are a trusted and reliable source of care services for people in their own homes. We are passionately committed to providing the highest levels of care and accreditation bears testament to the dedication of our team, which includes our fantastic team of Caregivers.”

The couple, who are also heavily involved with the local community and charitable causes, both felt that with Home Instead, which is the only at-home care company to specialise in care of the elderly, they could make a real difference in their local community.

Andrew continues: “The service we provide is tailored 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.

As the UK’s population ages, the need for care services will increase. Recent figures show that by 2025 there will be over 13 million people in the UK aged over 65, many of whom will require care, which is why the issue is being so hotly debated by politicians at present.

For more information on the service provided by Home Instead in the area call 01423 774490 / 01423 774490, or visit

To view the CQC’s full report visit the CQV website