A HOME care company which runs throughout Taunton and West Somerset has been given special recognition.

Home Instead Senior Care has been listed in the 20 most recommended providers for the South West in the Home Care Awards 2019.

The awards are ran by homecare.co.uk, dubbed the TripAdvisor of the home-care industry.

The independent review site lists all registered UK home-care providers and publishes verified pieces of independent feedback, submitted by the public.

Vanessa Munson, co-owner of Home Instead Senior Care, said: “Our team is absolutely thrilled to have been given this award for the fifth year running. This award is based on the feedback from our clients and their families, so it is an extra special award for us.

"We all work incredibly hard to provide individual, personalised care to each of our wonderful clients, as we want to help people stay at home for as long as possible.

“Our amazing team of caregivers are so pleased, they are dedicated to providing the best care possible, our team are well supported and often describe working here as being in 'one big Home Instead family."

The company, which recently relocated its offices to Pitts Close in the Galmington area of Taunton, placed in one of the top spots on the site, where more than 10,000 reviews have been posted.

One of the reviews of Home Instead reads: “Home Instead Taunton has been invaluable in enabling mum to stay in her own home. We are incredibly impressed with the person-centred care all of the staff give and with the very thoughtful and caring way they operate.”

Amanda Hopkins, reviews manager of homecare.co.uk, added: “Good quality home care is essential as it enables people to stay living in their own homes and retain their independence, with their home care worker often becoming their friend and companion as well as their lifeline to the outside world. Home Instead Senior Care Taunton and West Somerset has shown that it provides high-quality care and we would like to congratulate it on being one of the top home care providers in the South West.”

Home Instead provides a range of services including meal preparation, housekeeping and personal care.