supporting you with first class care with heart-warming attention to detail and the little things always mean the most with heart-warming attention to detail and the little things always mean the most

Introduction to 1st Homecare

We are delighted that you are considering or have chosen 1st Homecare as your care provider.  Currently 1st Homecare operates through two branches, based in Oxford and Leighton Buzzard.

My wife, Annabella, and I had both had corporate careers but following the birth of our daughter, Rose, and a move from London to rural Buckinghamshire, we realised we also wanted a change in what we did.  We both wanted a second career doing something more worthwhile and personal, that made a real difference to people’s lives.

Annabella had lost her mother a few years before and this had planted a seed by highlighting the importance of person centred care and how crucial good care is and what difference it can make to someone’s life, in any health and social care setting.  For me, when my father developed cancer, the fact that, with help from a team of carers and nurses, he was able to fulfil his wish of dying in his own home, with his family around him, brought alive for me how important it is to have the ability and choice to stay for as long as possible in the place that feels most comfortable and gives the most independence.

As a result, we bought 1st Homecare (Leighton Buzzard) in 2012 and since then we have done our very best to help the elderly, frail and disabled to continue living an independent life at home where they can be surrounded by those things or people that they cherish, whether it be their friends, family, possessions or lifetime memories. This lies at the heart of everything we do – to enable clients to live at home with choice, dignity, care and respect.

We have both worked tirelessly to create a business that provides the best environment for our carers to provide care to the standards we expect. In 2016 we bought another Care Provider in Oxford and gave it the same name so that we now have two offices sharing the same values and beliefs.

We believe that a key difference between 1st Homecare and many other care providers is that our carers are very well trained: only recently, we appointed a Group Training manager to ensure that our training is consistently delivered according to our own high standards across the group. This key appointment emphasises the importance we give to training and the personal development of our carers.


John Rennison

"I would like to thank you for your help during J's illness.You have very caring, kind staff. I will always be grateful for the way you looked after J. Please thank all the team who came. They did a wonderful job."
"We cannot praise your team highly enough. You all treated Mum with such respectful and loving care. We have to make mention of your lovely N. She brightened the day for all of us and Mum absolutely adored her. She is a real treasure. Please be assured that we will take every opportunity we get to recommend your team to anyone who asks."
"We would also like to thank ...... and the carers from 1st Homecare Solutions. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement."
"Your carers are competent, kind, and compassionate. We cannot praise them enough. The family appreciate them very much. We are always glad to see them - good company as well."
"Can't see how to improve - well done!"
"Your carers brighten up what would otherwise be a long and empty day. Just keep coming!"

I am contacting you on behalf of my mother to say thank you to your staff who came out this morning to get her medication and breakfast following the difficulties her care staff had experienced in accessing the key to her flat. This flexible response to need is very much appreciated. My mother had a difficult few days when she was discharged from the nursing home until a care package could be secured. However, since your team have taken over I can see a marked improvement in her progress and, most importantly, she is very happy with the support they are providing. Given that I live at some distance from my mother the knowledge that she has such good support is very reassuring.

"Thank you for the care and support provided for my mother on her discharge from hospital. It enabled her to have a few weeks at home which is what she wanted. Both my Mum and I were very grateful for the flexibility of your service and the willingness to go the extra mile. During some of my visits I had the opportunity to observe the care provided and was impressed by the professional attitude of the carers and by their attention to dignity, respect and compassion. With so many negative aspects of care hitting the headlines it is reassuring to witness good, personalised care."
"It was his dearest wish to be able to stay at home, and your care team made it possible. Thank you for helping him keep his dignity to the end; he was a very proud man."
"To everyone at 1st Homecare (Oxford)- to the immensely kind and helpful staff in your office, and to your wonderful carers- I would like to thank you from my heart for everything you did for my sister C. You all helped her so much, particularly at the end of her life and made her feel safe and happy. I am so grateful to you, and C really loved her 1st Homecare  carers."
"C and I and all the family would like to thank you for your all your help and the excellent care you provided to C over the past year. The carers are truly wonderful people and showed enormous kindness and friendship to C, and also to ourselves. C and we became very attached to them and we thank them warmly and wish all of them and you all the very best for the future. It was also so helpful that they were able to be with C when she was in hospital over that last month and a great comfort for her to have friendly and familiar faces at her bedside all the time. Thank you."
"Amidst the flurry of all the inevitable tasks that surround someone's passing, I did not wish to neglect to thank you and all your team for the excellent job you did in looking after my mother in the last years of her life. In sometimes very challenging situations your care staff showed both compassion and professionalism. Both me and my sister are very grateful for the work you did for her. I wish you and all your team the very best for the future. Yours sincerely  "
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Here's how to get in touch with us:
Oxford - 01865 744174

Leighton Buzzard - 01525 376677