Avante Care and Support has become the first home care provider in the UK to become Eden Alternative accredited.
The Eden Alternative is philosophy of care based on the belief that ageing should be a continued stage of development and growth, rather than a period of decline.
It turns on its head the philosophy that older people can no longer contribute to their own lives or make their own decisions, and encourages care professionals to empower clients by recognising what they are able to do and engage them in activities.
Avante operates nine care homes, all of which have been accredited by the Eden Alternative, and now its home care services in Kent and Bexley are also on the register.
Since receiving the accreditation, the home care branches have hosted wellbeing activities, including day trips out to the cinema, afternoon teas, shopping trips and swimming lessons.
Angela Johnson, head of Home Care and Support said: “We are delighted to be the first Home Care provider on the Eden Register. Our philosophy of care is at the heart of our care delivery and to be Eden validated across both branches reinforces what we do and why we do it. I would like to say well done and thank you to all of the Home Care team.”