Belsize Village, London, 25 September 2013:
Hampstead-based Penrose Care, north west London’s only Accredited Living Wage Employer in the home care sector, has increased its support to fellow champion of dignity in care, St John’s Hospice, by sponsoring its Christmas Fayre to be held on Sunday, 1st December 2013.
London ’s ethical home care provider continues to give back to its community
St John’s Hospice’s Christmas Fayre helps support the important work of the hospice, last year raising £15,000 and seeing over 10,000 attendees. St John’s Hospice provides free care and support for over 2,000 people, and their family members, living with a long term illness in North and North West London every year. St John’s Hospice is part of the charitable Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth.
“We are proud to be furthering our support for St John’s Hospice, a fellow champion of dignity in care,” said Robert Stephenson-Padron, managing director of Penrose Care. “This demonstrates our continued commitment to be an ethical provider – not only doing our best to provide excellent care and support to our own clients, but also by helping other champions of dignity in care provide excellent care and support to their patients and service users.”
Penrose Care is only one of seven social care providers in England working with a prominent charity to roll out a social care ethical charter that is expected to be released in the Fall of 2013. Penrose Care is also only one of three Accredited Living Wage Employers in the London home care sector out of c 925 agencies.
Sponsorship of the hospice’s Christmas Fayre compliments Penrose Care’s ongoing support
Penrose Care’s sponsorship of St John’s Hospice’s Christmas Fayre compliments ongoing support Penrose Care’s full-time workers provide to St John’s Hospice by way of volunteer hours.
“For the past two months, St John’s Hospice Day Centre has benefitted from the professional skills and caring support provided by two of Penrose Care’s qualified carers. The partnership has been hugely beneficial for St John’s Hospice through building the capacity of a small team and enhancing the existing volunteer workforce. We are thrilled to have the continued support of Penrose Care through sponsorship of our Christmas Fayre 2013 – the largest event in the Hospice’s fundraising calendar.” Katherine France, Charity Community Officer at St John’s Hospice.
“During a period of time over much media criticism of flexible-hour contracts, Penrose Care has been a pioneer in creating more balanced flexible-hour contracts whereby full-time equivalent employees are put to work giving back to our community when they are in the ‘idle periods’ common in the home care sector,” said Mr. Stephenson-Padron.
St John’s Hospice, London, UK: 24 Sep 2013
Mr. Robert Stephenson-Padron, Managing Director, Penrose Care (left)
Ms. Katherine France, Charity Community Officer, St John’s Hospice (right)
About Penrose Care
Penrose Care was established in 2012 in response to what its founders perceived as a need to fundamentally reform the home care industry in the UK. The vision of Penrose Care is simple – we aspire to deliver an excellent and professional care at home services to our clients combined with compassion, so that all those that we care for feel just that – cared for. We believe that if we are to fulfill our mission of providing “home care with a human touch”, then we have to employ the best care professionals in the industry. We feel that we have just that team, and have built this up by focusing heavily on looking after our staff so that we can be confident in the superior quality of our home care services. Penrose Care is headquartered in Belsize Village, north London and was founded by Robert Stephenson-Padron, a healthcare research analyst, and Dr. Matthew Knight, a hospital physician.
About St John’s Hospice
St John’s Hospice, an independent charity located within the Hospital of St John’s and St Elizabeth in St John’s Wood, provides specialised palliative care to more than 2,000 terminally-ill patients and their families every year.
Penrose Care Ltd is registered and therefore licensed to provide services by the Care Quality Commission (Provider ID: 1-502152385). For more information, please visit www.cqc.org.uk