A new social enterprise trading in support of the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, is celebrating its first birthday.
Sunflower Home Care Limited, provides domiciliary care for around 25 clients each week throughout North Staffordshire, and was launched last year with funding by local authorities.
A celebration event will take place at the Blurton based Hospice on Wednesday 19th September, with invitations sent to GP’s, social services and an eclectic mix of support groups.
Care Assistants for Sunflower Home Care follow a client’s unique care plan, written by social service officers. The number of home visits, the time and duration of a visit as well as the fees the company will receive are all prescribed.
Angela Hodges, Business Development Manager said,
“Sunflower Home Care strives to offer the highest quality of care, being as efficient, effective and considerate as you would expect from anything associated with Douglas Macmillan Hospice; preserving, for those we care for, the right to choice, values, dignity and independence.
“Although it is primarily older people, coping with debilitating conditions who are in need of home care from us, we can and do provide care to people of all ages; and also, although most home care packages are paid for by the local authority, we do accept private clients too.
“Recent changes in the rules for the funding of social care packages, mean the public can now choose which care company they would like to come into their home to care for them or their loved ones.”