Home Care – Care in the community
‘I’ve laughed with people and I’ve cried with them, it’s like every job, it has its highs and lows, but I have certainly had more highs than I have had lows and have some fantastic memories of some wonderful people I have cared for’.
Bonnie Huntley, Home carer, Avante Care & Support
Avante Care & Support believe in providing care and support services that put people first and recruit people to join the team who are passionate about making a difference to the lives of those who use their services, by contributing to their health, happiness and well-being.
Everything Avante Care & Support do is about putting people first, and that includes delivering exceptional care and support for the vulnerable people in the local communities.
Bonnie Huntley has been part of the home care team for over 20 years and was recently recognised and awarded for her 20 years of dedicated service to home care at Avante Care & Support.
Avante Care & Support is committed to developing its workforce to deliver the highest quality services to its customers. Staff undertake qualifications in Health and Social Care, following the dementia pathway, at Levels 2 and 3 and incorporate the organisation’s values and Philosophy of Care.
Bonnie Huntley and Sue Broadbent Home Care Area Manager
Bonnie joined Avante Care & Support (then known as Care at Home, KCHT) on 4th March 1995 as a home carer. Prior to this she worked at the paper mill in Sittingbourne whilst building up her own business as a green grocer in Sittingbourne. Bonnie built up a successful business which she then sold on and worked for a local fruit and veg supplier, until one day she decided she had seen enough of fruit and vegetables and needed a career change.
‘My father had been ill the year before and I had spent the last few weeks of his life caring for him which was a tough and upsetting time but something I wanted to do, to be there for him’, says Bonnie. ‘When my father passed I became bored with my current job and knew I needed a change’.
If you are thinking of a change in career and would like to know more about the home care service please call our Maidstone office on 01622 351166 or Erith office on 01322 344980.