The Horsham Team
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
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 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.
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)