For the past 13 years I’ve seen the enormous positive impact live-in support has on people’s lives.
I operated the business for 13 years, employing over 100 carers, and had more than 350 clients at any one time. Our clients came from all walks of life and needed different specialised care. Whether recuperating from a spell in hospital or hindered by a long-term condition or disability, giving them the support they needed at home in familiar surroundings near friends and family couldn't be beaten. It's why I'm so passionate about live-in support.
I was then inspired by my mother to set up Eximius and deliver an altogether superior service. She is wonderfully spirited, sophisticated and fiercely independent, despite being 80 years old with floundering memory. She's the yardstick against which I measure the service we provide and the reason I believe that everyone should be able to stay in their homes, living the happiest and most independent lives they can.
My vision for Eximius is that, while we still support complicated care needs, the focus is on our clients' lives, what they love doing, their hobbies, their interests – with Eximius support companions ensuring that they receive the exceptional help to enable them to live their lives to the fullest.
I am very passionate regarding older people’s rights to social inclusion, choice and receiving a quality service.
I have spent much of my career involved with the training of new care staff. To ensure that care staff achieve their true potential, it is essential to support and develop them by providing in-depth training that creates a foundation of knowledge and empathy.
I have joined Eximius as they have a work ethic that ensures that dignity and personal wellbeing are at the forefront of the care they provide. This work ethic is something I strongly believe in and wish to be a part of.
“As clients we always found Kate totally approachable and available to discuss anything.”
N.K. July 2016