In March 2018, Right at Home GF reached an agreement to acquire the trading assets of Godalming based 21st Century Home Support. Right at Home and 21st Century have both focused on building teams of excellent CareGivers who are now working together to bring a fantastic range of care services to their clients.
Having started Right at Home GF nearly six years ago, Alastair Shanks has grown the local business to support around 150 people to remain in their own homes and keep their independence with a bit of companionship and support from his team of over 70 caregivers.
Alastair says, “I am delighted with this chance to bring Right at Home GF and 21st Century Home Support together. I have known Susie [Armiger – Owner, 21st Century Home Support] from my very early days at Right at Home; when we first met she said to me “You will probably end up buying us out in a few years time.” Little did I know we would have the opportunity to make that a reality. 21st Century has always had a great reputation in the area and, like Right at Home, has very much focussed on building a team of excellent people so we make a great fit.”
Right at Home is already supporting a few people within the Godalming area and now with the combined business of 21st Century hopes to bring the same level of service to Godalming as it has to Farnham.
Susie says, “I was very keen that both my existing clients and workers should be properly looked after and be able to continue with their current care/working arrangements. The people at Right at Home have the same standards and ethics as 21st Century but the advantage is that they also offer clients personal care and live-in companionship as well. I would like to thank all present and past clients and workers who helped to make our agency the success it was and I am sure that Right at Home will continue what I started all those years ago.”
Right at Home is very involved in the community in Farnham, including starting a few regular events from a Singing for the Mind group at Farnham Maltings to a regular Inclusive Cricket session at Farnham Leisure Centre. With the support of Farnham Maltings they are now looking to bring a singing group to Godalming as well.
Right at Home offers enhanced training to all their staff and will also be able to offer clients an increased range of services including managed live in care as well as the traditional companionship offered by 21st Century.