Initiative is designed to recognise vital work delivered in the sector
Visiting Angels has given its backing to an initiative that celebrates the vital work care providers and their staff do every day.
The Good Care campaign is running throughout July and Dan Archer, the in-home care franchise’s UK managing director, is proud the company’s franchisees are playing an active role in it.
“It’s imperative we all get behind the campaign and celebrate the hard work our whole team put in every single day,” he says.
“We’re all in care because it’s our passion and it’s our way of delivering good into the world. I’m extremely proud to see our franchisees and their caregivers going the extra mile for their clients.”
Having launched his business in August 2019, franchisee Gareth Redmayne and his caregivers are championing the initiative for the first time.
Throughout the pandemic, the services provided by Visiting Angels South Hertfordshire have been more in demand than ever and Gareth recognises the importance of ensuring the care delivered is of the highest quality, even during the most pressured of times.
“I’m extremely proud of the work we’ve done over the past year, especially during the last few months, as things got a little more challenging,” he says. “My caregivers are at the heart of the business and they make our service so special - it’s our chance to recognise them.
“Visiting Angels is about excellent care and we know what it takes to achieve that.
“We get to know the client and their needs, ensuring we provide them with the highest standard of service possible. Whether this is making a light meal, getting them dressed in the morning, engaging in a conversation or delivering personal care, quality is at the core of everything we do.”
Gareth has a team of nine caregivers, who provide almost 100 hours of care to clients within South Hertfordshire.
One caregiver, Terry McCarthy, joined Visiting Angels when the business launched last year. Aged 71, he explains why he came out of retirement to join the team:
“Since my early twenties, I’ve been in the police force. I particularly enjoyed being a policeman, as I was able to help people in the community and make a positive impact - Visiting Angels allows me to do exactly the same.
“I liked the ethos of the company, as they value their carers and it’s something I continue to cherish today. I’ve felt valued, appreciated and respected right from the very first time I met Gareth.
“I find caregiving very enjoyable as each day is different.
“I have my regular clients who enjoy seeing me and being able to get to know them a little more every day is extremely rewarding - clients feel relaxed and comfortable with the service I provide.
“I would say the main thing I love about being a caregiver is offering support, guidance and, in most cases, essential companionship to my clients. Seeing a smile on their face makes it all worth it.”