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Care sector pressure eased by opening of Gravesend agency

PUBLISHED: 09:09 04 February 2016 | UPDATED: 09:09 04 February 2016

Austen Allen branch opens in Gravesend

Austen Allen branch opens in Gravesend

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Austen Allen celebrated the opening of its newest branch with a VIP event last week

An agency that provides care to the elderly and vulnerable but allows them to stay in their homes opened a branch in Gravesend last week.

Austen Allen Homecare celebrated its opening on Wedensday with a VIP event, bringing together key figures within the Gravesham business community, as well as charities, carers, religious leaders, care service providers and local councillors.

The provider offers social care and support services to anyone of any age and ability, from the elderly to children and young people with mental health needs, and also has branches in Dartford and Greenwich.

During her opening speech, the deputy mayor of Gravesham, Greta Goatley, passionately endorsed the work carried out by carers in the community and recounted the benefits of strong partnerships when she worked closely with her husband’s carer.

Austen Allen Homecare director and founder Nina Allen said: “We have been astounded by the level of support we have had in Gravesham.

“The council, Chamber of Commerce as well as other local businesses have all been great.

“We are a local care agency and we know our community and its needs.

“As seen at this event we have an amazing care network in place.

“With some joined-up thinking, together we can help lonely ones to feel cared for and part of the community.”

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