Care provider changes hands

A CARE company which helps people to keep living at home is looking to expand its services under a new owner.

Home Instead Bristol North has changed hands, with Bristol resident Andrew Wood taking over from original owner John Moore in December.

John had been running Home Instead Bristol North for eight years and it has been rated Outstanding by the CQC since 2018.

It is also in the top 20 home care providers in the South West in a list by, which is known in the business  as “the TripAdvisor for home care”. 

The company provides care across North Bristol and parts of South Gloucestershire, including help with dressing and bathing, companionship and specialist care for people with conditions such as dementia and Parkinson’s. 

Andrew owns Home Instead Hereford and says he was keen to take up the opportunity to bring his experience to his own community.

He said: “Having lived in Bristol for over 40 years, I understand the pressures local families can find themselves under and I want to take the opportunity to work with the team and build on the success of Home Instead Bristol North.

“We will be supporting more older people in the area who want to stay living in their beloved homes while receiving the care crucial to their health and well-being.

“I also want to look at adding services such as live-in care, in which a care professional moves in with a client; healthcare at home, which sees care professionals perform clinical tasks such as wound dressing and catheter care; and post-hospital discharge care.”

John said: “I can’t think of anyone better to hand the business over to than Andrew.

“He will provide a fresh pair of eyes, utilise his local insight, and apply his years of experience running a Home Instead office.

“I’m certain that the company will only go from strength to strength.”