Director of Care South at Home, Martin Ross, took a visit to 10 Downing Street alongside representatives from the social care industry who were given thanks by Minister for Care and Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care for their outstanding work and excellent care provision that is provided to their communities.
The event took place on Thursday 17th August in the reception room at 10 Downing Street and was hosted by Minister for Care, Helen Whately MP and accompanied by the Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, Deborah Sturdy CBE. The event was attended by a small group of representatives from the Homecare Association, including CEO, Jane Townson. Those who attended included care workers, registered managers, and directors from small, medium, and large providers.
The purpose of the event was to thank and recognise all 1.6 million members of the social care workforce for all they do to improve lives. Representatives in attendance were from homecare, care homes, extra care housing, supported living for people with disabilities, mental health, autism, learning disabilities, unpaid carers, and local authorities.
Director of Care South at Home, Martin Ross was chosen to represent the home care industry thanks to the consistent high quality of care provided to clients, promoting their best interests, and delivering fantastic care day-in, day-out. The care provided by Care South is guided by its HEART values: Honesty, Excellence, Approach, Respect and Teamwork. These inspire each and every team to always go the extra mile for the people cared for.
Martin Ross, Director of Care South at Home, said: “What an incredible experience this was. It was fantastic getting to meet The Minister for Care and members from the Homecare Association and to listen to other experiences surrounding the industry. We were all able to provide support, advice, and exchange ideas with one another.”
Dr Jane Townson OBE, Chief Executive of the Homecare Association, commented: “It was a wonderful opportunity to recognise and thank all levels of our incredible care workforce, who do so much to improve the lives of others. The Homecare Association is the UK’s membership body for over 2000 homecare providers. We work tirelessly to ensure homecare is valued and receives the investment it deserves, so we can all live well at home and flourish in our communities. We are grateful to the Minister for Care, Helen Whately MP, and the Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, Deborah Sturdy, for hosting this event and engaging warmly with those present.”
Care South is a not-for-profit charity and leading provider of care and care at home services across the south of England.