Specialist Home Care Company Meets Secretary of State

Friday, 10th February 2012

Published 10 February 2012.

Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State for the Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs, recently visited the offices of Carefound, a specialist provider of home care services to the elderly, at Oakwood Park Business Centre.

Minister Spelman was visiting Oakwood Park for the launch of Go ON North Yorkshire, which is part of a national campaign to promote the usage of internet and online services. The campaign is also linked to the efforts of Connecting North Yorkshire, which is focused on providing high quality broadband access throughout the county.

Oliver Stirk, Director of Carefound, said: “It was great to meet Minister Spelman and to hear her support of extended access to broadband in rural areas such as North Yorkshire. This will play an important part in exploiting the skills and talent of the local area to provide growth for the future. As discussed with Minister Spelman, the Carefound home care team enables elderly people, including those with specialist conditions such as dementia, to remain in the comfort of their own homes, and we expect technology and internet-based services to play a role in continually improving people’s quality of life in the future.”

Carefound is a provider of specialist home care services to elderly people in North Yorkshire, enabling clients to continue to live independently in the comfort of their own home whilst maintaining the highest quality of life achievable. Services provided include basic help in the home, companionship, personal care, medication helppost-operative rehabilitation and specialist help such as dementia care and palliative care. The flexible service ranges from 1 hour to 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, including bank holidays, and can also encompass 24-hour Live-In Care services. Carefound is based in Harrogate and helps Clients in surrounding towns and villages including (but not limited to) Wetherby, Knaresborough, Boroughbridge, Ripon, Thirsk, Pannal, Bedale, Pateley Bridge, Nidderdale and Masham. For more information please telephone 01423 774070 or visit www.carefound.co.uk.

Source: Carefound.