Kingsway Care, a new home care provider based in Brighton and Hove, has been give the official go-ahead from the Care Quality Commission to deliver its services to people in the region.
The news comes after months of volunteer work and providing emergency support to Age UK over the festive period.
The company also hosted a series of online Christmas events in December to bring some cheer to older people, their loved ones and the wider community.
Kingsway Care was launched during the first national lockdown by managing director Olly Carter, after he experienced first-hand the difficulties in finding quality care for his family member.
He is supported by Chris Lucas, a care manager with six years’ experience in working in supported living, residential care and domiciliary care settings. Lucas has recently completed his Level 5 qualification in health and social care.
Commenting on receiving the CQC registration, Carter said: “I’m so excited that we now have the CQC certification and can bring our outstanding and imaginative care to anyone in the Sussex community that needs support to stay in their own home.”
Lucas added: “We’ve been really active in the community volunteering and providing emergency support to AGE UK over the Christmas period. Now we have the CQC approval, we can offer Kingsway Care’s special services and make a real difference to people’s lives. Our clients will be able to pick and choose whichever services will make their life easier.”
Kingsway Care will recommend care packages tailored to its clients, ranging from a few hours per week, to full live-in care.
It will also offer a Personal Assistant service for people who need help with admin.
Image (left to right): Kingsway Care MD Olly Carter and care manager Chris Lucas.