News and events

Symone Salwan, Founder

CQC Outstanding Fitting Tribute to Symone’s Legacy

As you will be aware, we sadly lost Symone Salwan, franchise owner of Tunbridge Wells, earlier this year.

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5 month old Frankie

Our CAREGivers go the extra mile for our clients

When one of our client's had to cope with the loss of her dog recently, our CAREGiver Alison had a surprise visitor for her.

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Symone Salwan at the Sevenoaks Community & Voluntary Awards

We have some sad news to share...

It is with shock and deep sadness to announce the sudden passing of Symone Salwan, franchise owner of the Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and Edenbridge territory of Home Instead Senior Care last month following a short illness.

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Run, walk or push against dementia 2020 poster

Run, walk or push against dementia - Sunday 10th May

We are delighted to again be supporting this annual event which takes place in Knole Park (Sevenoaks) on Sunday 10th May 2010.

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LGBT+ Forget-me-not Café entertainer; Phil Raymond, with Home Instead Senior Care Tunbridge Wells managing director; Symone Salwan.

LGBT+ Forget-me-not Café launched for seniors in Kent

Home Instead Senior Care, a company that provides care for older people in their own homes across Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and Edenbridge, has recently launched a free monthly LGBT+ Forget-me-not Café.

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Symone Salwan

The Power of Community: An Interview with Symone

Community and multi-agency cooperation are key to creating inclusive and supportive environments for those with dementia says Symone Salwan of the Sevenoaks Area Dementia Friendly Community Forum. Along with her co-founder Elaine Murray, she is focused on making this area of Kent more dementia friendly though the successful local forum, with memory cafes, training and awareness initiatives. We talked to her about what it takes to bring a community together to support some of its most vulnerable members.

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Stanley & CAREGiver

We are recruiting!

We are looking for great people who care, to join our Outstanding team of CAREGivers in Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks & Edenbridge.

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LGBT+ Flag

NEW LGBT+ Forget-me-not Café launching November 2019

A new monthly LGBT+ Forget-me-not Café is being launched this month, Friday 22nd November in Tunbridge Wells, providing support to those with memory or cognitive issues, their family and carers.

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Symone Salwan; managing director at Home Instead Senior Care Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks & Edenbridge, Kate Sergeant; services manager (West Kent) at the Alzheimer’s Society and Lauren Troup; presenter of The Health and Wellbeing Show on BBC Radio Kent.

Dementia Specialist on Our Doorstep

Dementia specialist, Symone Salwan, and owner of in-home care company Home Instead Senior Care Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and Edenbridge, is working hard in the community to help support local people living with dementia and their families. Symone was trained by the Alzheimer's Society as a Dementia Friends Champion and regularly delivers Home Instead Family & Community Dementia Workshops.

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SADFC - Most Inspiring Dementia Friendly Community

SADFC Scoops award at 2019 Kent Dementia Awards

The Sevenoaks Area Dementia Friendly Community Forum were delighted to win ‘The most Inspiring Dementia Friendly Community Award’ at the annual Dementia Friendly Kent Awards Ceremony held at The Kent Event Centre, Detling.

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L-R: Sara Grist (Head of Care, Home Instead Tunbridge Wells), Symone Salwan (Founder & Director – Home Instead Tunbridge Wells), Jim Glennon, (Trainer - Opening Doors London) Liz Pryke (Deputy Care Manager – Home Instead Bromley)

Local office supporting LGBT+ clients

Local domiciliary care company leading the way in supporting LGBT+ clients Staff from four Home Instead offices recently attended the ‘LGBT+ Awareness Training for Domiciliary Staff and Care Home Staff’ which is run by Opening Doors London.

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L-R Kieron Brennan, Symone Salwan, Cllr John Edwards-Winser, Elaine Murray

Local dementia group secures charitable status

The Sevenoaks Area Dementia Friendly Community is set to have greater impact after securing charitable status. Since it formed four years ago, the group has raised over £20,000 to fund local dementia services. As a registered charity, it can now generate even more money for good causes by qualifying for tax relief on most public donations.

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