Tamar Care Services Southwest Ltd 

Your family-run, independent, quality domiciliary care & support service 
covering Plymouth & south-east Cornwall



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Christmas Party

Posted on 25 November, 2018 at 13:05 Comments comments (2)
We are holding a Christmas get together for our team, clients and their families on 20th December 2018 at our lovely new offices. We guarentee mince pies and Christmas cake, good company and a glass of fizz. Still trying to find a willing Santa and some elves - both dogs are in training for pulling a sledge (a very small one due to their breed and reluctance!) Our 'man team' are also showing some signs of reluctance to wear elf costumes. Still looking for suitable music and/or entertainment h... Read Full Post »

Personal Development

Posted on 22 July, 2018 at 9:50 Comments comments (0)
Each year we have a little fund that will assist some of our staff in areas that may not be strictly work related. At the moment, the same as last year, we will be sponsoring one of our staff team to have their driving lessons. My dad used to be a driving instructor and spent countless hours teaching me to parallel park and reverse - which probably contributed to his high blood pressure and heart problems in later life - and if he was still with us I am sure he would be giving lots of advice t... Read Full Post »

The Inspection

Posted on 26 April, 2018 at 0:55 Comments comments (0)
Inspections are always a little nerve racking as this is 'your baby' that's about to have a critical eye cast over it. This was no exception and the results are now back. Although we have a few issues to improve on, on the whole is was a very fair and helpful report from the quality team at Cornwall Council. We do need to update a few areas of our paperwork and we have thought of better ways of doing things in some areas thanks to our inspector's experience and wisdom. A fresh pair of eyes... Read Full Post »

A little update

Posted on 12 April, 2018 at 2:25 Comments comments (0)
Yes its been a while! Sadly my dear old pop passed away a couple of months back and I was rather a busy bee. The ladies in the office at Tamar Care took the helm for a couple of days so as I could spend some time not getting dressed and having a good cry. My dad was my best friend and would be constantly burdened with my daily woes and life's little problems, to which he always had some words of wisdom. My dad was also on the receiving end of our support - having to work all day myself some of... Read Full Post »

CQC Inspection

Posted on 1 August, 2017 at 9:25 Comments comments (0)


 The long awaited CQC inspection recently took place.

I must say that I have never dreaded these inspections and this one was no different, even with this being my own company. I have been waiting for one for over a year and was really pleased to hear on the Friday that by Monday morning our inspector would be with us for a few days.

It all went really well and there were a few welcome suggestions for improvement, which we have already implemented, but thanks to the ...

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Happy Birthday to us!

Posted on 14 April, 2017 at 2:40 Comments comments (0)
Hard to believe but we reach the grand old age of 2 this April 2017. With huge thanks and appreciation to our wonderful team who are the reason for our success, we will be celebrating with a little get together and a few bottles of something fizzy. It has truly been an amazing two years and our reputation for providing a great service continues to spread. I can remember on our first inspection with CQC - for our registration, saying that I would be so happy to have just 5 clients by the end ... Read Full Post »

Professional boundaries

Posted on 3 October, 2015 at 9:20 Comments comments (1)

Myself and the team have recently had the great honour to get to know a wonderful family whilst we supported their father/husband/friend at the end of his life. We only knew this gentleman for a few short weeks, who's wish was to return home from hospital and to be amongst those that knew and loved him. Life had been quite cruel to him and his family over the last few months - he retired to our beautiful Cornwall in order to spend time with his wife, children and grandchildren having worked h...

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Welcome Diane!

Posted on 19 July, 2015 at 6:10 Comments comments (0)

Really pleased to welcome another excellent member to our team! Diane and I have worked together in various places over the years and we are so pleased to have her on board. Diane is one of those rare people that has that natural caring ability. Here's to a long and happy relationship :D

Positive feedback

Posted on 19 June, 2015 at 13:35 Comments comments (0)

We keep a record of all the lovely things that people say about the team here at Tamar Care Services and this week has been amazing. We have had such positive comments from the Early Intervention Team, brokerage and clients and family members themselves - we know we provide an excellent service and the good word is spreading far and wide! Treating the staffing team to ice creams in the park next week and our clients to a cream tea. Fingers crossed that the good weather holds!

New team member

Posted on 15 May, 2015 at 15:15 Comments comments (0)

Really pleased to have Abigail join us here at Tamar Care Services. Abbi and I have worked together before and we are excited to welcome her aboard. Abbi is one of those rare gems that always goes the extra mile and has a naturally caring personality. Happy to be working with her again!