A Right at Home service based in Farnham is set to branch out into Richmond and Twickenham after acquiring the franchise for this area.
Alastair Shanks, managing director of Right at Home GF, which was rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC in June last year, will take the reins of Right at Home Richmond and Twickenham, previously known as Right at Home Twickenham and Weybridge, from former owner Michelle Apostol.
He commented: “Michelle has worked tirelessly to build up the branch and an excellent staff team, so I am fortunate to take on an established care business with a reputation for providing high quality care. I’m looking forward to working with Michelle’s staff to develop our services further and help more people live independently for longer.”
Apostol, who ran the service for seven years, said: “It has been an immense pleasure to develop the business with the backing of an excellent team of caregivers and support staff but now feels like the right time to hand over the reins. I know that with Alastair in the saddle, both staff and clients will be in great hands,” says Ms Apostol.
Shanks has changed the business name to Right at Home Richmond and Twickenham to reflect his focus on the two towns and surrounding areas.
He said the transaction will be seamless for clients, with the same caregivers continuing to provide the same standard of care.
“My first priorities will be ensuring our clients receive excellent care and supporting the staff team in enjoying their jobs,” said Shanks.
“We will recruit even more fantastic caregivers with a view to helping more people live comfortably and independently in their own homes.”
Sara Woodley, an experienced registered manager at Right at Home GF, will support the existing care manager and office team at Right at Home Richmond and Twickenham and will take on the registration of the franchise with the CQC.
Caption: Michelle Apostol hands over the reins to Alastair Shanks.