New Wigan care company will create 50 jobs

A couple opening a new care company have pledged to look after their elderly clients in the same way they would want their parents to be cared for.
Georgia and Tom PenningtonGeorgia and Tom Pennington
Georgia and Tom Pennington

Georgia and Tom Pennington plan to create 50 jobs with the opening of Home Instead Senior Care, based on Market Street in Atherton.

They will specialise in providing person-centred care for older people in their own homes and will care for clients across the area, including in Leigh, Lowton, Golborne and Ashton.

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It is an exciting new venture for the couple and one which combines their passion to care with an opportunity to give something back.

The pair met while serving in the British Army. They served for six years and went on several tours around the world, including Afghanistan. Tom was on the frontline and Georgia worked as a telecommunications engineer.

Tom said: “After leaving the army, I got a job working in the IT department at Home Instead’s national office in Warrington. I love working for Home Instead and the ethos of the brand.

“I quickly realised that delivering high quality care is something that I am extremely passionate about and we decided to open our own office in order to go back and serve on the front lines, but this time in care.”

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Georgia said: “Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have had to delay opening our office and providing care, but we feel that now is the right time to officially open our doors.

“We are passionate about providing a service that could really help to make a difference, not only for those being cared for, but also for their families. Our pledge is that the care we provide is the care we would want for our own mum or dad.”

She continued: “At Home Instead we tailor our care plans to meet the individual needs of our clients and our minimum call is one hour, at a set time and with the same caregiver. It’s all about taking time to deliver quality care. This also enables us to truly get to know our clients and understand their needs. Our mission is to brighten the lives of seniors, giving them a sense of purpose, well-being and worth.”

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