Home Instead Senior Care The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: Innovation 2016
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Franchise Owner - Pearl Blakemore

Franchise Owner - Pearl Blakemore

Hello, I am Pearl Blakemore, owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Horsham.

Working in the care sector is a hugely rewarding vocation and to have my own business, where I can directly influence the way in which care is delivered is a realisation of my ambition.

Having worked for many years in the very corporate environment of the insurance and IT industries, I had acquired the skills to enable me to set up my own business. It was quite ironic that the business I set up, a domiciliary cleaning company actually led me on to Home Instead.  I was constantly being asked if I knew people who could provide care for my clients at home, sometimes it was just to help out with shopping or errands but I realised that there was a real need for this kind of service in my local community.

I have also had a number of personal experiences where I couldn’t find the level of good quality care for relatives and friends. And so, my goal is to provide just that. I want our clients to see our Caregivers as an extension of their family, to help with everyday tasks and whatever care they need.

Samantha Painter - Client Care & CAREGiver Development

Samantha Painter - Client Care & CAREGiver Development

Sam joined Home Instead in March 2013. She has previously worked as a supervisor in elderly services and childcare and has a real passion for working with the elderly. Our CAREGivers receive support from her wealth of experience to provide regular quality care. Sam has been described as being a compassionate person who has complete empathy for others. Our clients and CAREGivers regard her as a professional person with empathy who is helping to change the face of care in Sussex. 

Samantha

Samantha

Samantha joined Home Instead in October 2011 and it is a pleasure to have her as one of our CAREGivers. She is caring, listens well enabling her to be a good communicator. She is dependable. Enjoys baking cakes and is an excellent cook. 

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Just a little note to add to the above, to say you have a wonderful team of kind & caring girls/ladies & no-one could ask for more!

Mrs. V L (Client)