Penponds Homecare is an Privately Owned Domiciliary Care Provider in Swindon.
We are registered with the Care Quality Commission and offer the highest standards of care
to enable our Service Users to live independently in the comforts of their own homes.
Please see our 1st Care Quality Commission (CQC) Inspection Rating and Report below.
The owner Tina Ward-Smith started her career as a Home Help for the Local Council in Camborne, Cornwall at the age of 18 and has continued working in the Health and Social Care sector at various management and director levels for many years.
The name 'Penponds'
I frequently get asked where the name Penponds came from.
Being born and raised in Camborne Cornwall, Penponds is a small quaint village on the outskirts of Camborne where I spent many hours as a child with my parents and siblings and is where I hold very
fond and happy memories.
My parents were married at Penponds village church and it is now their final resting place.
During my working career in hospitals and in the community, I encountered many things
and it became clear to me that it was time for me to try and bring back some of those
old fashioned values.
I am extremely passionate in my belief that every vulnerable adult has the right to remain
independently in their own home if they wish to do so, with all the necessary support required to
achieve and honour their wish and to keep them safe.
I wanted to provide a service to support vulnerable adults so that they can stay in their
own homes with support from carers who go above and beyond and bring back some of
those old fashioned values.
I wanted to recruit support carers to be as passionate as I am and who will say
'I can get you a loaf of bread and bring it back when I come back later if you like'
When someone mentions that they cant remember the last time they had fish & chips
and our support carer says 'I will bring you in some for tea today if you like'
'would you like to come with me to do your shopping this week because
I can fit your wheelchair in my car and it would be nice to get you out'
Penponds Homecare have a fantastic team
of qualified, skilled, passionate and dedicated homecare support workers,
who all go above and beyond, who are the face of Penponds and who
have brought back some of those old fashioned values and something I am very proud of.