Crawley and Horsham care provider notches up 20 year birthday

Chrissie Mitchell, Kate Constable & Adam Jeary (all Carewatch employees on sponsored walk)
Chrissie Mitchell, Kate Constable & Adam Jeary (all Carewatch employees on sponsored walk)

Carewatch Horsham and Crawley, a home care provider that visits older or otherwise vulnerable people in the towns and surrounding area, recently celebrated 20 years in the business.

It chose to do so by holding a series of events to share its success with customers and staff.

Joyce Narborough, Sylvia Myers, Mo Winstone, Joan Lovell, Joyce Tomsett, Chrissie Mitchell, Karen Sutherland, Cory Tooley, Lucy Priestley

Joyce Narborough, Sylvia Myers, Mo Winstone, Joan Lovell, Joyce Tomsett, Chrissie Mitchell, Karen Sutherland, Cory Tooley, Lucy Priestley

The first was a party at the company’s offices, coinciding with the visit of the Dementia Bus; a McMillan Coffee Morning, again at the offices, followed by a pizza lunch.

Finally, there was a staff family day at Owls about Town, a nature reserve in Selsey.

Then Carewatch held a mini street party celebration for its customers, many of who were involved in World War II.

So, its staff dressed as Land Army Girls to honour them.

The street party, held on the company’s car park in Horsham, was a big success, featuring a range of homemade cakes and scones.

Carewatch’s staff also held a sponsored walk in September, raising nearly £200 for The Alzheimer’s Society, a cause close to its heart because many of their customers are affected by this challenging illness.

Carewatch Horsham and Crawley was established in 1998 and has built a reputation in the local community for offering first class services to individuals and families who need care and support within their homes, enabling them to preserve their independence and dignity.

These range from intimate personal care and help with household chores, to companionship or simply making customers a cup of tea.

Manager Zsi Boylett Long, who has been with the company since the very beginning, commented: “Caring for older, less able or otherwise vulnerable people in our community is very important and all of our staff consistently go the extra mile to provide the very best home care services possible.

“I believe this steadfast dedication, evidenced by a wealth of positive feedback from customers and their loved ones, is the main reason we have lasted two decades. So, I’d like to congratulate our employees and wish Carewatch a very happy twentieth birthday!

“The challenges currently facing our industry, such as funding and recruitment, not to mention Brexit, are immense.

“However, we have an outstanding team at Carewatch and I am confident that by standing together we can meet these challenges head on and take the business forward into 2019.”

For more information visit www.carewatch.co.uk