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Who are we?

Shelly and Gareth, the owners, have been involved in healthcare and social care for a number of years in a variety of different roles and positions. Their past experience within large companies, made them realise there were things that could be done differently. Shelly and Gareth first started working together in 2013 for a company called There To Care. Within their roles, they supported the company to grow and become professional. Eddie Brooks, the owner of There To Care, Had a vision of social care that had principles and ethics revolving around person-centred care.

Independence First Limited was set up with the sole intention of continuing this vision after There To Care closed. The high standard of care that had been provided for many years would continue within our family of carers and the commitment to go the extra mile.

We currently offer support to all adults who wish to gain or maintain their independence with their own homes and social inclusion within the community.

How do we work?

Our philosophy will always be to provide affordable, reliable support where quality and reliability are the only options. Give everyone the independence they deserve.

  • Whatever the disability, we’ll support and assist as needed to maximise the client’s quality of life.
  • We are absolutely determined to help people live well with illness.
  • We value people as individuals, and this is reflected in our staff in our team and the care they provide.
  • We regularly engage with our clients and families to ask for feedback.
  • We support individuals and help them take control of their money and develop their skills to manage their day-to-day finances so that they can live the life they want.
  • All staff are DBS checked and trained.
  • We treat everyone equally, with dignity and respect.
  • We support a wide range of clients and offer individual care plans and assessments to match their needs, this can be for the Elderly, Dementia, Autism, ADHD, Learning difficulties, MS and more.

What our clients say

“I spoke with Gareth yesterday and his company has helped my mother with shopping. Not only this but she looks forward to the company and its helped her mental health.” – Steve Atkinson

“With Independence first you do feel like you are being put first and supported. I would highly recommend his company. Very Friendly, professional and caring company that is kind and supportive. A great client of mine to help provide support to and we would definitely continue to support and recommend to others for anyone needing […]

“Independence First is a caring company that provides a first class complete service for our son who has special needs. They are reliable and I would not hesitate to recommend” – P. Myers

“I appreciate my support from Independence First, I feel they listen to what I want and need from shopping, walks, activities out and playing games. I appreciate my support worker as they treat me in a friendly and kind way, nothing is too much trouble for them to be able to provide the best possible […]

To seek our respite care services or for more information call 07591106081 07805262577