Helping people to stay independent at home

Helping people to stay independent at home – our recent article from the Henley Standard

The office team at Gardiner’s Nursing and Homecare thanked their fantastic team of carers.  Their amazing response during the recent snowfall was so important in helping people to stay independent at home.

Helping people to stay independent at home – John-Joe Cottam of Gardiner’s said:

“When snow comes it can be a worrying time for our clients, many of whom live at home alone.  They are reliant upon a visit from their carer to stay independent at home. Our team performed brilliantly helping to ensure that all of our clients received the help that they needed.”

“Many of our carers decided to wrap up warm, pull on their wellies and walk to their clients.  Other waited to be transported in a Land Rover kindly loaned by Jan and David Cottam.  I would also like to thank our clients and their families for their support, understanding and flexibility. It was a real team effort. Well done everybody!”

Since 1968, Gardiner’s has been supporting people in the local community to continue to enjoy life independent at home. Their team of reliable and dedicated nurses and experienced carers will visit clients from as little as one hour per day.  Call 0118 947 6666 if you would like to speak to the team about how they can help you or a loved one.

January 2013 snow – Helping people to stay independent at home

As forecast, heavy snow caused disruption in many areas of the UK in mid January.  The snowy weather persisted for around 10 days, making it the most widespread and prolonged snowfall in the UK since 2010.  The deepest snow was 30 cm recorded at Little Rissington in Gloucestershire, but snow was recorded widely throughout the week across many parts of the UK, apart from the far south west of England.


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My grandparents Dorothy & Ivan (Gus) Gardiner established Gardiner’s in 1968. Dorothy & Gus were very inclusive and ran Gardiner’s as a family business – my mother, uncle & aunt have all been involved with managing the business. Read More