Award-winning Trafford homecare and supported living care provider, Compassionate Care Group, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with a staff raffle and through supporting a local charity.

By way of celebration, the kind-hearted company, which delivers its unique brand of care in towns such as Hale, Altrincham, Flixton, Sale, Timperley and Urmston, held a staff raffle throughout October and November, with a fantastic first prize of a cheque for £1,000. All money raised was matched by the company and donated to Wood Street Mission, a Manchester-based charity nominated by Support Worker, Deborah Morley, who was the winner of the raffle.

Wood Street Mission supports children and families living on a low income in Manchester and Salford. As well as offering practical help, the charity also provides struggling families with children’s clothes, bedding, baby equipment, toys and books. In the run-up to Christmas, the charity has also been busy collecting new toys, gifts and selection boxes for local children in need.

Amanda Stoneham, Compassionate Care’s founder and CEO, visited the project recently and witnessed the team in action. She said: “Having personally been a recipient of such charities during my childhood, it means a lot to me be able to support the project and give back. The team at Wood Street works tirelessly all year round, not just at Christmas and has such a huge positive impact on so many lives”.

Compassionate Care also plans to mark its special anniversary with employees at a summer ball in the new year.

Established in 2010, Compassionate Care has gone from humble beginnings to a thriving business and operates from a beautiful, converted farmhouse in the Cheshire countryside. Amanda explains: “When I first started out, I was the company’s sole carer, but over the last decade, and in particular, the last nine months during the pandemic, Compassionate Care has grown beyond belief. We now employ 75 carers and 60 support workers and 20 office-based staff, many of which come from the Knutsford and Trafford area.”

Compassionate Care provides in-home care and companionship to more than 180 vulnerable adults of all ages across Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Derbyshire. Working alongside Trafford Council,

Compassionate Care also offers a Rapid Homecare service, which enables people from the borough to get home from hospital safely and receive care in their own homes.

Looking ahead to the next 10 years, further expansion is on the horizon. The company, which scooped a North West Family Business Award for the People’s Choice of Cheshire earlier this year, is now looking to extend its services into neighbouring boroughs and is well on its way to achieving this, having agreed tenders in both the Stoke and Wigan areas. As the company continues to recruit locally for both carers and support staff, it is close to outgrowing its current office space and is now looking at ways to expand the premises.

Amanda is also adamant that the imminent expansion will not affect the level of care and empathy provided by the company: “We pride ourselves on delivering the quality of service that both our clients and their families deserve. It’s so important that family members have peace of mind and can relax, safe in the knowledge that their loved ones are receiving the best care possible. Our rapidly expanding team is fully dedicated to the around-the-clock coordination of the physical, mental and emotional needs of all of our clients, and our greatest reward is delivering the highest quality care with the utmost compassion to those who need it most.”