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Celebrating 30 Years of Compassion and Care with Access Care

Pink birthday cake to celebrate 30 years for Live-in Care agency

This June marks a significant milestone for us here at Access Care as it is our 30th anniversary! 

Founded in June 1994 by Judie Tighe, we have spent three decades dedicated to providing the highest standard of live-in care to our home care clients across the UK. 

In this special blog post, we want to share a bit more about our origins, the impactful work we have continued, and how we celebrate the essence of live-in care every single day.

The Journey of Access Care

Access Care's story began with a single, powerful realisation by our founder, Judie Tighe. Having witnessed firsthand the challenges her mother faced in finding reliable and compassionate home care for her father post-hospitalisation, Judie envisioned a service that would eliminate these hardships. She dreamt of a live-in care service that was not only easy to access but also embodied efficiency, safety, and kindness. From this vision, Access Care was born.

Now, under the leadership of Judie’s daughter, Tiggy Bradshaw, our mission and values remain as strong as ever. Together with a dedicated team who put their heart into every match between home carer and client, Access Care has perfected the balance of personal attention and professional service. We pride ourselves on being small enough to care about every detail, yet large enough to meet all your needs with unwavering quality.

The Access Care Orchid

Our elegant symbol, the orchid, reflects what we stand for - longevity, strength, and a touch of luxury in care. Just as Victorians treasured orchids for their refined beauty and durability, we, too, cherish these qualities in the domiciliary care services we provide.

What We Do at Access Care

At Access Care, we specialise in introducing professional live-in carers to clients who are in need of assistance at home. Our live-in care services cater to a wide range of needs, including, but not limited to, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and MS. We understand that every person’s requirements are unique, which is why we go above and beyond to ensure our clients receive the home care that perfectly matches their circumstance and personality.

Services Provided by Access Care

  • Live-In Care: Offering a compassionate, professional live-in carer to live with you in your home, providing 24 hour live in care support as well as companion care.

  • Short Term Respite Care: Providing temporary relief for primary carers, allowing them to take a well-deserved break while knowing their loved ones are in good hands.

  • Condition-Specific Care: Specialised care plans tailored for people with conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Multiple Sclerosis.

  • Personal Care and Support: Assistance with daily activities including bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene to maintain independence and dignity.

  • Household Assistance and Management: Help with day-to-day household tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and managing appointments to ensure a comfortable living environment.

  • Companion Care: Ensuring our clients have someone to share their time with, engage in activities, and accompany them to appointments or outings.

  • Mobility Support: Assisting clients with mobility challenges, including transfers and use of equipment, to promote a safe and accessible home environment.

  • Medication Management: Supporting clients in managing their medication schedule, ensuring medications are taken safely and as prescribed.

Hearing from Some of Our Home Care Client Families

Our work is made truly meaningful through the feedback we receive from families we have had the opportunity to assist. Here are just a few testimonials that highlight the difference Access Care has made:

Neil, Son of Client: "Alice is very doting on my mother, incredibly patient with her outbursts and accusations. All the family love her, and we’re very grateful to have her."

Sarah, Daughter of Client: "The fantastic care and support you provided to our beloved mother during her last months will always be remembered gratefully by both my brother and I."

Nicola, Daughter of Client: "The genuine compassion and interest in people under Access Care's wing are commendable. Tahira, especially, goes above and beyond, ensuring we're fully involved and comfortable with each decision. The peace of mind, professional care, and attention to detail are what sets Access Care apart."

Celebrate With Us: An Access Care Home Carer’s Victoria Sponge Birthday Cake Recipe

In celebration of our 30th birthday, one of our wonderful live-in carers has shared their favourite Victoria sponge cake recipe for you to enjoy at home.


  • 200g caster sugar

  • 200g softened butter

  • 4 eggs, beaten

  • 200g self-raising flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 2 tbsp milk


  1. Preheat oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5.

  2. Grease and line two 20cm sandwich tins.

  3. Mix all the cake ingredients together until smooth.

  4. Divide evenly between the tins and smooth the top.

  5. Bake for 20 minutes until golden and firm.

  6. Leave to cool before removing from tins.

Layer with jam and whipped cream for a classic finish and a sweet treat in honour of our special milestone.

Access Care Looks Ahead

As we celebrate 30 years of Access Care, we remain committed to enriching lives through unparalleled live-in care services. We’re proud of how far we’ve come, and we look forward to continuing to make a difference in the lives of those clients that we serve. Whether you're exploring live-in care options for a loved one or seeking to join our home carer community, we invite you to visit our website and discover the Access Care difference.

From our history and what we do to the heartfelt testimonials and a celebratory recipe, we hope this post has given you a closer look at the heart of Access Care. Here’s to many more years of providing compassionate, professional live-in care to families across the UK.

Contact Access Care Today

If you believe you or a family member could benefit from live-in care, don't hesitate to reach out to us for a no-obligation chat. You can contact us by phone at 01624 319 399 or by email at Let us be your partner in your home care journey with Access Care.


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