Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Where to find best care
Published 07/01/13



AN online social care directory has been set up by a company in Checkendon.

Trustedcare, which is based at the 2Heads Global Design business park, helps care providers to promote their services and shares the experiences of clients through feedback and recommendations.

It lists details for 24,000 operators in the country and also provides a comparison service.

Mark Walford, who set up the website, said: “It’s a really good information source for people to understand who they are getting into bed with before they see the provider.

“The care industry has had a lot of negative press recently but hopefully we can help turn this around.


“We check everyone who has left feedback to make sure they have a genuine reason to do so.”

Mr Walford, a former business student at The Henley College, decided to set up the site after his mother Christina established a care company.

He said: “We noticed that quite often the people who are arranging the care on behalf of loved ones are a long way away.

“It’s a vast distance for them to travel and there’s no way these people can look at all the providers. I wanted to create a platform for people to engage and share experiences.”

Mr Walford, from Chinnor, has funded the set-up costs himself and hopes to earn revenue from subscriptions to the site. Care providers can pay £300 per year to use more features on the site and expand their profile but the the site will remain free to users.

Henley MP John Howell, who visited the office to officially make the site live, said: “It’s really important to know what’s good and what’s not in this type of industry.

“This has the potential to drive up standards right across the board.”

For more information, visit www.trustedcare.co.uk

Published 07/01/13

MOST POPULAR
Mystery of wife's pond death
Concern as village butcher sells up
Homeless man leaves Henley
Motorcyclist killed in lorry collision
Lorry gets jammed
Shops for sale
River legacy behind winning Christmas card
History of obelisk revealed
LATEST BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES
The Station House re-opens
Art school in studio where Bacon painted
Concern as village butcher sells up
The Wild Fork to run café at Museum
Pop-up shop gives locals a chance
The Bell Bookshop celebrates half a century
Shops for sale
4G arrives
Pub re-opens
Sorry, Liz
Debut for dog bed
Six of the best for under £1 million
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Lord Moynihan entertains at Leander dinner
Weir wins it on the final hole
Race night
Wargrave to host three-day match
Gillotts team impress
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2016  |  Registered in England number 1418717