How we can Support Family Carers at Home Instead Hereford

Discover how Home Instead Hereford provides crucial support for family carers and their loved ones, offering care at home and engaging activities for a balanced life.

Supporting family caregivers

Caring for an ageing or unwell relative at home is an act of love, and at the same time it can also be overwhelming. We know that so many family carers selflessly tend to the needs of their loved one, even at the expense of their own well-being. 

Recognising the importance of balance, at Home Instead Hereford we offer support with home care services that are tailored to suit your loved one’s needs, and in the home they love. The care provided by our wonderful team of Care Professionals – supported by an incredible office team and an organisation that is owned and operated locally – allows and encourages family carers to take a guilt-free break from caring duties, secure in the knowledge that their relative is in safe, professional hands.

Take a guilt-free break

At Home Instead Hereford our commitment to family carers is simple: to provide peace of mind. Many carers feel an understandable sense of guilt when taking time for themselves. We aim to overcome this feeling by offering a strong partnership between a family and our visiting Care Professionals. Our tailored services ensure that care is a shared journey, allowing family members to rest and recharge without worry.

The benefits of respite care cannot be overstated. Stepping back to take some time off, even briefly, can really reduce the risk of caregiver burnout. A break can be revitalising, providing the opportunity for family carers to do something for themselves, pursue hobbies, or simply enjoy a moment of quiet. A recharge is necessary not just for a family caregiver’s health, but also to refresh and be able to continue to provide care.

A Guilt free break

Access local activities and groups

Supporting older adults and vulnerable people in and around our local area in Hereford and beyond is what we do, every day, and so we have also built strong connections within the wider community too.  We’ve supported many clients and their families to get involved with local initiatives, like in Leominster the Leominster Meeting Centre which meets at set times at The Old Priory behind The Priory Church, and in Ross-on-Wye the Ross Meeting Centre, a local service for people with mild or moderate dementia and their carers. It can feel scary to reach out into the community, yet this can be a lifeline, and bring a real sense of support to family caregivers of those living with dementia, with a connection to others who understand.

There are other community spaces our clients are able to enjoy, benefitting their families and caregivers too – finding joy in social events and hobbies such as Knit and Natter groups and monthly lunch gatherings in and around Hereford and Herefordshire. We can also support clients to get out to their favourite park, woodland or local garden centre. Not only do these experiences provide pleasure for our clients and respite for family carers, they can also bring new topics of conversation within the family and new experiences to look forward to.

To us, it’s about family

Our team aims to be an extension of your family care team, offering familiarity and continuity of care. With regular Care Professionals visiting to provide relationship-led care and companionship, they are selected to match the personal needs and preferences of each client.

“I am so glad I found Home Instead (Hereford). The carers were outstanding and their commitment and kindness shown to my mother and family in what was a very difficult time for us was outstanding.” 5 star review from Daughter of client, via

Caring for someone should not come at the cost of caring for yourself. If you are feeling the weight of care responsibilities, seek support and reach out to us at Home Instead. Allow us to help you find a balance, ensuring your loved one continues to receive the highest quality of care while you take well-deserved time out, to take a breath and to revitalise.

It's about family

Contact us

Contact our friendly team at Home Instead in Hereford today on 01432 804000 to learn more about how our home care services support family carers, from Ross-on-Wye to Weobley, Ledbury to the Golden Valley and way beyond right across Herefordshire. Take that first step towards a partnership in caring for your loved one and call us for a conversation today.