Thursday 1 December 2011
Local MP, Steve Brine, made amends with new Alresford based care company, Home Instead Senior Care, when he paid them a delayed visit having had to cancel an earlier appointment due to illness.
Steve and Jan Gapper, who set up the business in March this year, invited the busy MP to officiate at their office opening in September. Unfortunately flu prevented the MP from attending but he kept his word and paid the couple a visit last month.
Steve Brine said: “I was delighted to be able to visit Home Instead, especially as my original visit to open this new business was struck by a bout of man-flu in September.
"This is a really smart business which gives so many people their dignity and their independence in old age. Steve and Jan have so much energy and I am not at all surprised it is already surpassing current projections.
"Without doubt the franchise model is strong and I think in this market especially we will see franchise businesses do really well."
Home Instead Senior Care is part of a national network recognised as one of the UK’s leading home care organisations.
Commenting on Steve’s visit, Steve Gapper said, “We were really pleased to welcome Steve to our offices and grateful that he found time to visit us. Setting up a new business is exciting and we are loving the work we are doing in the local community but it’s great to feel we have our local MP’s support.”
Home Instead services include personal care such as assistance with bathing, dressing, eating and medications; home help covering all aspects of day-to-day housework, shopping, meal preparation and household duties plus companionship services that can involve everything from escorting clients to appointments through to simple conversation and good company.