A COUPLE from Cartmel have set up a new home care company that aims to help its clients ‘live independently for longer’.

Judy and Will Clay are the duo behind Home Instead Senior Care, offering care for older people people in Kendal, Grange-over-Sands, Windermere, Ambleside and the surrounding villages.

Home Instead is a franchise with more than 200 locally owned and operated offices across the UK. The service offers companionship, home help and non-medical support to its clients, enabling them to live independently for longer.

Judy has a background of working in business and some of her career to date has been spent in the care sector, most recently as a house manager at a retirement development in Hampshire.

She first became aware of Home Instead when she heard the owner of another office giving a talk about protecting older people from being scammed.

After being hugely impressed by the care and support that she witnessed being delivered by the staff, she began to research the company and she and her husband took the decision to set up here in Cumbria.

She said: “Home Instead Senior Care stood head and shoulders above the other care companies I researched. Will and I wanted to put quality care at the centre of our offering. Home Instead matches clients to caregivers with similar interests, provides visits that never last for less than an hour and have a whole host of standards and services that make the company unique.”

The couple also aim to create 50 new jobs in their first year of trading.

Mr Clay had personal experience of seeking care for his mother. When he needed a home care company he found that quality care was hard to find.

He explained, “Quite simply, we’re committed to providing the level of care that I wanted for my mum and was unable to find. I also want to make sure that the people in South Lakes know what their options are, should they require care for themselves or a loved one”

For more information on the Home Instead team and the services offered, call 01539 267220 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/southlakes