Homecare in Berkshire – taking the time to care. 

Q1Care offers homecare to the elderly and vulnerable in their home environment in Berkshire and South Oxfordshire. Based in Pangbourne, Berkshire , our home carers will help your loved ones to remain in their own homes.

Our care packages are bespoke but can include:

  • Providing companionship – someone to talk to and listen to worries.
  • Live in care (both short and longer term.)
  • Holiday support, be it staying with the client at home whilst relatives take a much needed break OR travelling with clients.
  • Respite care. Ensuring family members receive the support they require and peace of mind knowing if they need a break, we are on hand.
  • Assisting clients with personal care. We can assure clients of discretion and sensitivity.
  • Sleep in / waking nights. For overnight (10pm-7am) peace of mind.
  • Palliative care.
  • Support with medication. Our carers will assist in ensuring medication is being taken correctly. Exact details will be discussed when planning your loved one’s care package.
  • General housekeeping.
  • Accompanying trips out to hospital appointments, GP appointments and social engagements.

Our home carers are compassionate, wonderful people and we invest a great deal in training each of our team. If you’d like a free assessment about your loved ones care needs contact us today.



Our Care Hub in Goring on Thames offers a safe and caring environment for anyone needing that little helping hand or someone to turn to.

We work with multiple agencies, providers and charities to give our community easy and regular access to what support is available. We make all this information and support for easier to find and tap into via a single point of access. Find out more about the Care Hub here.



Helping your loved ones to remain in their own home.

We never rush, we don’t believe in 10 minute visits – we believe in helping your loved ones to feel safe, cared for and independent in their own home.

We can offer a quick turnaround from first enquiry to delivering care where there is an urgent need for care. Care cannot always be planned for,  and capacity permitting, in these cases, we aim to start care within 48 hours from the initial enquiry.


Please explore our website to find out more about Q1Care or contact us for a no obligation discussion about your needs.



“Q1Care were the first company I approached and from the initial meeting with them I knew they would be right for my Mum.  They took care to understand what she liked, what made her laugh and of course the reasons she needed help.  There was flexibility too, which was a key consideration.  The team of carers are excellent.  They make a positive difference to her quality of life, give her hope and allow her to stay in her own home.  There is peace of mind for me too.  I can honestly say I would recommend Q1Care to anyone looking for a professional, quality and compassionate care provider.” J. Novell 2016 

The Care Hub

The Care Hub in Goring is ‘the place’ for people to congregate in Goring, Berkshire,  if they are looking for adult support, company or advice on any aspects of care in the home. We are open Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm. Find out more.

Melanie Meads

Melanie Meads, is the founder of Q1Care Ltd. She has a real passion for the care industry…. listen to her podcast to find out more about Melanie and Q1Care. Listen now

About us

We are extremely proud to share this animation video which encapsulates the care services we provide and the feelings of warmth and trust we evoke in our clients and their families. Watch now.


“Q1 are very flexible, responsive, knowledgeable and above all very, very caring and I would highly recommend Q1Care. I truly believe they are a very special company who put people first, not only the person they are caring for but also the family members.”

“We are really grateful for all your support in looking after our Mum during her last days of life… you have a wonderful team, ready to go that extra mile.”

“I’ve watched Q1Care grow from a good idea into a great service. Providing thoughtful care and companionship, treating people like individuals and walking with families through difficult days is a skill. It takes knowledge and understanding, patience and expertise, compassion and talent. Q1Care have it all. Their success is based on trust and empathy, reliability and knowledge. I have been priveleged to see, first-hand, the care and attention that has gone into planning and delivering services in this very intimate and sensitive sector of the care market. Well done.” Roy Lilley, NHS expert commentator, writer & broadcaster