MP goes out and about with DoCare
Going out on visits with a team from DoCare gave MP Steve Webb a valuable opportunity to chat to constituents and gain an insight into domiciliary care.
Steve, MP for Yate and Thornbury and Minister of State for Pensions, was invited by our Managing Director Stephen Mills to see homecare at first hand. The invitation was extended after Stephen met several MPs at a United Kingdom Homecare Association dinner at the House of Commons earlier this year.
The MP spent time at our Yate office before going out with carers to chat to clients and DoCare staff.
After his visits, Steve Webb said: “It was good to meet a range of local residents in their own homes and hear their impressions of the home care that they receive. Given the bad press that home care services sometimes generate, I was encouraged to see the pride that the DoCare team take in the work that they do”.
Stephen Mills said: “It was a pleasure to be able to welcome our local MP and to give him the chance to meet people in their own homes and for them to be able to express directly to him how important the support they receive is.
“It gave us the chance to explain a little more about homecare and to talk about the challenges we face in creating a social care system that will meet the growing demands as people live longer and prefer to stay in their own homes.”
We provide homecare throughout South Gloucestershire and have teams based in Stroud, Cirencester, Dursley, Yate, Cheltenham and Gloucester. In particular, we have expertise in caring for sufferers of dementia and one of our area managers, Kerry-Ann Lees, recently became National Dementia Carer of the Year. For more details please call us on 0333 700 0333.