Ex-Army couple open Lancashire home care business

Georgia and Tom Pennington, co-owners of Home Instead Senior Care Leigh

Two former members of the British Armed Forces have opened a home care business in Lancashire, creating 50 jobs.

Husband-and-wife duo Georgia and Tom Pennington have become the latest franchise owners in Home Instead Senior Care UK’s growing network, opening a new branch in Atherton.

The pair met whilst working for the British army – Tom served on the frontline, while Georgia worked as a telecommunications engineer – and their six-year service included tours of Afghanistan and several other countries.

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After leaving the army, Tom got a job working in the IT department at Home Instead’s national office in Warrington, before becoming a franchisee.

He said: “I quickly realised that delivering high quality care is something that I am extremely passionate about and we decided to open our own office in order to go back and serve on the front lines, but this time, in care.”

The new office will care for clients across Lancashire, including Leigh, Lowton, Golbourne, Ashton-in-Makerfield and the surrounding towns and neighbourhoods.

Georgia said: “We are passionate about providing a service that could really help to make a difference, not only for those being cared for, but also for their families.  Our pledge is that the care we provide is the care we would want for our own Mum or Dad.”

She continued: “At Home Instead we tailor our care plans to meet the individual needs of our clients, and our minimum call is one hour, at a set time and with the same caregiver.  It’s all about taking time to deliver quality care. This also enables us to truly get to know our clients and understand their needs. Our mission is to brighten the lives of seniors, giving them a sense of purpose, wellbeing and worth.” 

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