AN AWARD-winning Herefordshire home care company is celebrating the appointment of a local lady whose personal experience with home care has inspired her to join the team.

It was after Home Instead Hereford cared for her grandmother, that Deb Evans, who is a nurse, saw first-hand the level of care provided.

She said: “Home Instead cared for my grandmother June from June 2021 to September 2022 while she was living with dementia. It only took a phone call for them to understand exactly what she needed, and being a nurse myself, this gave me a huge sense of assurance.”

“Home Instead did a fantastic job caring for my grandmother and supporting us as her family too. This first-hand experience of Home Instead made it a really appealing organisation to be part of and joining their Healthcare at Home team meant I could use all the skills I already have as a nurse, but within the homes of my clients where they are more comfortable, as opposed to a hospital environment.”

Owner and director of Home Instead Hereford, Natalie Cooke, said: “It’s great to have Deb on board as part of our Healthcare at Home team, she brings with her a vast amount of nursing experience but also the knowledge of what it’s like to be on the other side, as a client’s family member.

"We are proud to have delivered such a standard of care that Deb felt driven to become part of it too, providing the same experience to other families.”


Home Instead provides care services to elderly people across the local area, helping them live safely and comfortable in their own homes for as long as possible. Their services range from home help and companionship to more specialist dementia and palliative care.

Home Instead Hereford is looking for 10 more Healthcare at Home care professionals to join their team to deliver practical help and nursing care tailored to clients, allowing them to live their best life at home.

To find out more about Home Instead, please call 01432 804000 or visit