Principal Sponsor - Universal Care
|Universal Care have been providing care to the residents of Beaconsfield since 1986. Our carefully selected and trained staff can provide all the help our clients need to remain in their own home. Whether you are looking for live-in care or daily care our Directors and experienced Care Managers will be happy to help.|
Supporting Bekonscot’s 90th Birthday celebrations, Universal Care’s Chairman, Peter Cullimore said ‘Our services do not go back to 1929 like Bekonscot but we have been caring for people in their own homes since 1986’.
After decades working as a chartered engineer in the electrical supply industry, Peter, with his wife Gillian, a district nurse, became concerned that the only option for many local people needing care was to move into a residential home. They decided to do something about it.
‘We discussed how we could offer people an alternative by providing care in the comfort of their own homes’ he says, ‘with carefully selected and well trained staff providing support’
The couple set up Universal Care with a clear aim in mind. Even though Gillian died in 1997, they would continue to deliver the very best standard of care to enable people to stay at home as long as they wished.
Flexibility is key when someone needs extra help. On a daily basis that might include personal care and help with dressing, bathing and medication, light housework, companionship, accompanying to appointments, preparing meals and shopping. A Care Manager works with the client to achieve the arrangement that works best for each individual.
Other clients may need live-in care to enable them to stay in their own homes, providing much needed round-the-clock support as well as companionship. Live-in carers provide a high quality, discreet and confidential service to clients.
Key to the high reputation of Universal Care has been the quality of its staff. ‘Our philosophy is that we care not just for our clients and their relatives but for our carers too’ Peter explains. ‘Following a strict vetting and reference checking procedure, our staff are supported to achieve qualifications in care and we provide regular in-house training. Our clients can rest assured that every possible step is taken to give clients and their relatives peace of mind’.
He adds: ‘We are proud that the majority of clients come by personal recommendation. Our reputation is based on the dedication and caring nature of our staff and we value each and every member of our team’.
Universal Care was granted charitable status in 2019 and because they do not have to pay dividends to shareholders, they are able to maintain their charges at a competitive level.