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Q1Care Ltd is celebrating two years in business and more importantly two years of making a real difference to families who live in the Berkshire area; as well as providing flexible and rewarding employment opportunities locally. We offer companionship and care for the vulnerable in Reading, West Berkshire and South Oxfordshire. I founded Q1Care in 2013 having spent most of my professional career in Nursing … I have a sense of concern for the unrepresented sectors of society – in particular the elderly or infirm.

Now a Dementia Champion, I am a part of The Dementia Friends Campaign which is an initiative of the Alzheimer’s Society in partnership with Public Health England which aims to make people more aware of dementia in order to improve attitudes towards it. Both individuals and businesses are being actively encouraged to become Dementia Friends. I am also a very active member of the Dementia Action Alliance Steering Group in Reading, working hard to create more dementia friendly communities in the Greater Reading area and I am trained to deliver awareness sessions to promote the campaign and will be running these in the Berkshire area in 2015.

Q1Care’s clients include those recuperating post hospital admission, to long term physically disabled adults, to elderly clients with related issues such as dementia or reduced sensory functions such as eyesight. Q1Care also offer structured support and live in care for relatives caring for a family member enabling respite from the responsibilities this brings.

“Q1Care is about confronting the growing issue of loneliness and isolation in our local community. We specialise in good traditional companionship, support and discrete care. We believe in talking with our clients and not to them. In today’s culture, services seem to solely offer care or cures, but do not seem to offer relationships. We spend a lot of time with our clients as very often there is no cure but a relationship with someone who really cares is invaluable.” “I feel excited and positive about the future of Q1Care as I know what we offer holds a standard of excellence and that we are making a positive impact on the daily lives of all our clients and their families. We will continue to strive to exceed our clients expectations and grow our excellent reputation. Myself and the whole Q1Care team are dedicated to ethos of the company and will always go the extra mile for their clients.”