A BURY operator has been officially recognised as one of the Top 20 Home Care Groups in the UK for the second year in a row.

Alcedo Care, which has offices in Walshaw Park House, is one of only three care home groups to score 9.9 out of 10, and the largest in the country to score so highly.

The award is presented by homecare.co.uk, based on reviews of home care companies by clients and/or their relatives, who rate their experience on several factors, including quality of care,

Managing director Andy Boardman, said: “We are thrilled to be, for the second year running, one of the UK’s Top 20 home care providers, it is an incredible achievement.

“With over 700 employees, Alcedo Care is now one of the largest home care providers in the country, so winning this accolade is testament to the whole team for its continued commitment to the company and our clients.

“We strive to provide the highest standards of care, coupled with genuine companionship, with the ultimate aim of enriching the lives of our clients.

“The positive reviews reflect this, and I am so proud of our carers who, despite the pandemic, put the needs of our clients first, often going over and above for them during this challenging period.”

Amanda Hopkins, reviews manager of homecare.co.uk, added: “As people live longer with multiple health conditions, home care providers, which offer tailored care to people living in their own homes, are becoming increasingly important in today’s society.

“During the pandemic home care providers played a key role in caring for elderly and disabled people, with many self-isolating at home and their family and friends unable to visit.

“Alcedo Care has proved that it provides a high standard of care and gives invaluable support and we’d like to congratulate the team. It is a huge achievement to be named as one of the Top 20 home care groups in the UK.”

Husband and wife, Andy and Jo Boardman, established Alcedo Care in 2017. which aims to recruit and retain the best carers by providing good job satisfaction, training, continued professional development, internal promotion prospects and pay structure.

The home care group also has offices in Blackpool, Chester, Lancaster, Liverpool, Preston, Southport, St Helens and Wigan.