Meet the team

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Gladys Ofori

Franchise Owner
My name is Gladys and together with my daughter Dorcas are the owners of Home Instead Senior Care Thurrock. Having worked as a general nurse for the past 20 years looking after mostly the elderly, I realised the positive impact that quality, compassionate and person- centered care have in the recovery outcome of patients and therefore saw the need for them to continue to have the same quality of care when they discharged into their own homes. This motivated me to move into the home care industry.
I was attracted to Home Instead because of its values of relationship led care which matches my own mission of how care should be delivered. My aim is to provide our clients with high quality care and the very best support to enable them to remain independent in their homes for as long as possible.
In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family, involve myself in church activities and practice mindfulness.

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Dorcas Afful

Franchise Owner
Hi, my name is Dorcas and together with my mum Gladys are the proud owners of Home Instead Thurrock. On the surface, I think I am like most young and modern women. I have dreams and goals for the future that I am determined to make happen, and I would work hard to achieve these goals. What makes me special is perhaps my family background. I come from a family where most of them work in the health care industry and observing from an early age their passion for the care they deliver made it a very easy decision for me to pursue a career in health so I can be able to deliver that high quality to my clients.
Prior to my current role as a Diagnostic Radiographer in a busy NHS hospital, I worked as a caregiver for many years both in care homes and in the community and experienced first-hand the difference that compassionate care makes in the lives of clients and the effect it has on their independence. I passionately believe in the Home Instead mission and I’m excited to be a part of this organization.
My role includes overseeing to the effective running of the business, building relationship with the local community and organizations and identifying ways in which Home Instead can be valuable to the community.
I am married with three children and outside of work, I spend most of our time doing family stuff, reading, going to the gym and volunteering in the community.