We Are The Great Care Company
The Great Care Company is the 88-year-old former Headteacher with Parkinson’s. We are the 62-year-old former Army Sergeant with MS. We are the wife with Dementia and the husband who does everything he can to help her. We are the son who worries about his Father because he lives 100 miles away and needs home care. We are the client’s wife who does everything she can to keep her husband at home and will never give up on him.
We are the Home Care Assistant who gets up at 5am, walks her dog and makes packed lunches for her family before she heads out into the cold winter morning to deliver home care for her clients. We are the Home Care Assistant’s family who give up their Christmas Days together so that others are not alone on such a special day.
We are the people who work behind the scenes to keep everything organised, from a last-minute hospital discharge to a Home Care Assistant being held up with a poorly client. We are the local community who relies on everyone pulling together to keep people where they belong, in their own homes receiving home care.
Why We Do What We Do!
The best way to tell you why we do what we do is to tell you how we do it…
”An older lady once contacted us for our help. She was on her own, however, she did have a family. They lived far away and were very busy with their own lives, with their own children and careers. They wanted to help but they couldn’t afford the time. This lady didn’t want to be an inconvenience to anybody, but she knew she needed help.
When we met her, we learnt so much about her. She used to be married, until she became a widow several years ago, she used to work in textiles and she loved to go to visit her family holiday cottage in Yorkshire.
We had an instant connection and we built up trust very quickly. We spent some time with this lady to create a plan of her care, one that would work for her, one that would empower her and help her to regain her independence.
She didn’t want to be a burden to her family, but instead, she wanted them to visit her knowing that she was well and cared for. This lady achieved this, with our help and support. We will always show loyalty to her because she put her trust in us. This lady is Anthea. This lady is The Great Care Company. She is why we do what we do”.
“To make sure we always have the best person to care for you, so you get the great home care service you deserve.”
In the ideal world, every company would aim to do more than just make a profit. We have so much responsibility to do more in the world, which is why we have a very clear mission that we are very proud of.
Our team got together, sat down across a pot of tea and thrashed out what our mission should be. We all knew that there are lots of care companies out there, but what could make ours different?
What didn’t we like about the sector and what did we like about the sector? Where are the other companies going wrong?
We soon realised...
We have all worked in the care sector for several years, with a combined experience of over 300 years. We have seen it all. So once we all got chatting and started sharing our experiences.
After many more pots of tea, a lot of biscuits and even some cake, we learned a lot about each other’s experiences and where things went and do go wrong at other care companies. Experience has taught us that what makes a great service is the people delivering it.
From speaking to our clients we know that it is these people that help make us the Great!