Belsize Village, London, 17 November 2013:
On this Mitzvah Day 2013, we at Penrose Care were very proud to be a sponsor the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women’s (AJEX) Annual Parade and Remembrance Ceremony at the Whitehall Cenotaph, London.
“Penrose Care’s activities on Mitzvah Day 2013 demonstrate our continued commitment to being a caring organisation that values giving back to our community and being involved in the activities of those we serve. We are particularly appreciative of the service of the men and women of the British Commonwealth of Nations and Allied Forces who gave their lives in the service of their country,” said Robert Stephenson-Padron, managing director of Penrose Care.
Penrose Care offers a Keeping Kosher service to members of the Jewish community wishing to keep Kosher. Penrose Care’s staff course, an Introduction to Keeping Kosher, is taught by Rabbi Chaim Weiner, Director, European Masorti Bet Din.
The charitable activities of Penrose Care are part of its broad commitment to being an ethical enterprise. Especial achievements on its commitment to ethical practices in social care include being one of the UK’s first Accredited Living Wage Employers in the home care sector (and currently one of only four in the London home care sector out of over 900 agencies) and England’s first independent sector home care provider to be compliant with Citizens UK’s landmark Social Care Charter, an ethical charter for social care providers.
The results of Penrose Care’s ethical practices on the quality of care are stark. Currently, Penrose Care is the only 5/5 star rated home care provider on NHS Choices within a three mile radius of its branch in Belsize Village, Hampstead, north west London and to date, the company has had no care worker leave voluntarily in a sector characterised by high staff turnover.
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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 fulfil 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.
The Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women has a history spanning some eighty years. Its membership includes over 4,000 individuals who served in the British Army, either during or after the Second World War. AJEX focuses on three main areas: 1) Remembrance for the sacrafices of the past, 2) Help for those in need in the present, and 3) education for the future.
About Mitzvah Day
Every year on Mitzvah Day an astounding 25,000+ people say ‘yes’ to social action and giving, spreading goodness, repairing the broken and quite simply, making this world a better place. Now a well-anticipated focal point in British Jewry’s annual calendar, Mitzvah Day galvanises participants – regardless of age, faith, affiliation, gender or socio-economic position – to donate their time and energy to a diverse range of vital causes that make a tangible difference to those in need around the world. We have seen that genuine community inclusion occurs when everyone, regardless of capability, participates side-by-side.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth (left) shaking the hand of Penrose Care’s managing director, Mr. Robert Stephenson-Padron.
Penrose Care Ltd is registered and therefore licensed to provide services by the Care Quality Commission (Provider ID: 1-502152385). For more information visit www.cqc.org.uk.