KeithAlldritt - CAREGiver of the Year 2015

Keith receiving his award from Trevor and Sam Brocklebank
Keith receiving his award from Trevor and Sam Brocklebank

Keith Alldritt, retired police sergeant, has found a new vocation in life providing homecare for older people and has been named as Home Instead’s CAREGiver of the Year.  Keith has consistently gone the extra mile for those he cares for. In addition to delivering care and companionship during home visits, he has been putting his police investigation and interview techniques into practice to create Life Journals for his clients. Keith joined us in February 2014 and prides himself on giving older people a renewed zest for life and was inspired to create the Life Journals following attendance at our in-house Alzheimer’s and dementia care training.

Keith’s efforts have also earned him personal praise from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – the independent body that inspects providers of adult social care. 

“This is the kind of care and support that definitely meets the Mum Test – care we would be happy for ourselves or anyone we love to receive,” says Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the CQC.

“What a difference Keith is making to the lives of the people he is supporting – it is exactly the kind of person-centred approach that my inspectors are looking for and that everyone receiving care deserves.”

One of Keith’s clients added: “I’m chuffed to bits for Keith. He deserves a big cheers for what he’s done for me and for writing it all down in my own book. He cares through and through.”