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About Access Care Live-in Care Agency

We were one of the first private live-in care agencies in the country. Access Care was started in 1994 by owner Judie Tighe when she realised there was a real problem in the homecare market. Having witnessed the difficulties her mother had finding help for her father following a hospital admission, she made it her mission to transform the process of organising live-in care so those people who need it and those family members who arrange it have access to a courteous, efficient and safe service. 27 years from her original vision the company has passed from mother to daughter and is now run by Tiggy Bradshaw and a handpicked team, all of whom take a personal interest in each and every carer and client. We are small enough to pay attention to the finer details, yet big enough to provide you with an exceptional service. We love what we do. We are a happy, honest, reliable team at Head Office in Goodworth Clatford, Hampshire that recruit and introduce Live-in Carers to people across the UK. We are a team of recruitment specialists, consummate live-in homecare professionals, customer service experts and people who truly care. Some of our Clients have been with us over 15 years, our Head of Operations Melanie has been with us over 11 years, our Managing Director Tiggy over 17 years and the company over 27 – we know what we are doing. 

The legacy of our continued success is the wealth of wisdom, experience and traditional values which underpin our day-to-day operations. When you register as a client with Access Care to find your perfect live-in carer we know you are placing your trust in us. This trust, and our dedication to improving the quality of life for your loved one are what inspires us to provide exceptional customer service and the most satisfying experience possible. We are particular about who we represent both from a client and candidate perspective as we want to ensure roles are long-lasting and relationships enduring.

Throughout history, many cultures believed in the healing and protective properties of the orchid. The Victorians displayed them like treasures symbolising luxury and refined taste. Still today, the flower carries an unrivalled suggestion of gentility and sophistication, and manages to retain its association with very special occasions. Prized for their longevity and durability, it is our kinship to the aforementioned qualities that has led us to encompass this beautiful flower as the symbol of Access Care.

Tiggy Bradshaw,

Managing Director of Access Care

"Leading this energetic, talented, caring office team is an extraordinary privilege. Their dedication to our clients, their families and our carers is commendable and their excellent and genuine levels of customer sevice second-to-none.."


Daughter of Client

"Shelbie represents the company really well. She demonstrates huge commitment and professionalism and is a delight to work with, always caring and compassionate. I was in the midst of a crisis emergency when I rang her first from my hospital bed where I had been taken as an emergency case. Shelbie jumped to help me to get my bedridden mother a live-in carer, in the shortest of times. My Mum has complex care needs and Shelbie ensured that these were well catered for. She was also able to get someone who would be happy to look after all our pets as well. When I was discharged from hospital Shelbie ensured that the carer stayed on for a bit and looked after me as well until I was able to take on my role again as my Mother’s primary carer. Shelbie has ensured that she found a carer who was easily able to work alongside my Mother’s regular care agency and act as a double up carer supporting the agency team. I would not hesitate to use Shelbie or the organisation that she works for again and I truly feel that I trust them both 100%."