Home Instead Sutton has become the first home care provider in the borough to be awarded a Care Quality Commission (CQC) outstanding rating.

Independent regulatory body the CQC highlighted in its report how well-led the company is, and how clients were treated with utmost respect and dignity.

The report also praised Home Instead for its personalised approach, particularly in matching caregivers to clients based on similar interests, ensuring that a meaningful and fruitful relationship develops.

Speaking about the important role the company has played during the pandemic, a clients relative said: "It has been a blessing for me as I can't visit at the moment because he's vulnerable and I am too. I could not have put him in better hands. It has been wonderful."

The CQC also credited employee engagement and cited its low staff turnover rate.

"The great thing about working for Home Instead is to be recognised for my strengths and be encouraged to use my skills every day," one employee said.

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Tony Ward, owner of Home Instead Surrey, commented: “To receive a CQC outstanding is an honour and a credit to our hard-working team of caregivers.

"And to be the first home care company in the London Borough of Sutton to be awarded that accolade is the cherry on top.

“For 11-years we have made a positive difference to the lives of seniors across the area.

"I can identify with some of the challenges of reaching your later years, and I appreciate as well as anyone the benefits of keeping your independence and receiving care from home."

Home Instead provides tailored support, typically comprising of companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, personal care, medication reminders, shopping and errands for older people.

For more information on their services visit here.