About SHS Canterbury & Thanet
About Seniors Helping Seniors Canterbury & Thanet
AWARD-WINNING ELDERLY HOME CARE
Seniors Helping Seniors Canterbury & Thanet is a profit with purpose organisation. We are the proud winners of multiple awards for the social impact of our business. We are proud to be part of the Good Business Charter and we are Living Wage Champions, winning the foundation’s “Against all odds” award in June 2021 for our national leadership in a sector with high levels of low pay and poor working conditions.
Improving the lives of others is the core of everything we do. We change how “seniors” are treated and we change expectations on ageing.
We know how you want to be treated. This is not business as usual; this is business how it should be!
About the owners
Christian and Sally Wilse are Master License owners of Seniors Helping Seniors home care for the UK. They started the UK operation in Canterbury and the couple have been managing Canterbury and Thanet Seniors Helping Seniors for ten years.
Christian is Norwegian and moved to the UK in 1990 and he turned his business and community building skills into action by opening the first Seniors Helping Seniors service in Kent in 2013.
Sally was born in Kent and has a BSc in Health care. Working for more than 25 years in Publishing and PR/Marketing and Big Data collection. “Seniors Helping Seniors was a life changing experience for us” she says “it’s rewarding and challenging, and you can really feel that we are making a huge difference to people”
The couple have four children and threes beautiful grandchildren.
What inspired you most about Seniors Helping Seniors?
Christian says “The straightforward, honourable and joyful approach to ageing is refreshing and the social impact of our business is fulfilling. It is everything I could have hoped for. The potential is fantastic and we are in the right place at the right time, with some amazing partnerships behind us.”
Christian loves his community, and he has worked for charity, the football league, film and broadcast technology and software. Rolling out business concepts is his skill. He loves running a sustainable business that truly changes the care industry. Helping seniors support themselves and be happy is simply the right thing to do. Helping people step by step to launch and run their own profitable Seniors Helping Seniors in their own town “is invigorating”
How is Seniors Helping Seniors different from the other care services in Canterbury & Thanet?
“Our seniors have so much to offer each other and the community,” says Christian. “They are the Victory generation. The Rock n’ Roll generation. They saw the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones from the very beginning, not forgetting all sporting legends, and the political and economic change they have contributed to. Joy and strength come from receiving care from people who are fascinated by the same things in life.
Seniors Helping Seniors home care has hundreds of cases where family members say the hours spent in our company literally changed lives. Seniors Helping Seniors gives families and their loved ones the chance to feel confident that they are not only receiving the best care possible, but they will be enjoying themselves in the process.”
Christian and Sally live in Canterbury. They have four children, and they are very proud grandparents.
- Flexible employment at a wage above the Real Living Wage, for amazing people who want to give back
- High quality care provided by like-minded life experienced people where interests and passions are matched to create a strong relationship
- A tailored approach to care – no minimum hours or restrictive contracts locking you into services
- Every visit designed to make a difference – our minimum visit is one hour as lasting relationships can’t be built in less
- Consistency – care provided by the same people on a regular basis, rather than just whoever is available at that time and in that area
This is not box ticking care, this is high-end tailored care that has such a positive impact for those involved. The glowing reviews that Seniors Helping Seniors receives are testament to that.”
NEEDING HOME CARE CANTERBURY? NO JOB IS TOO SMALL..
No job is too big. No job is too small and every family’s budget is accommodated. The unique, fully-managed-care-service gives peace of mind and award winner customer care when people need it most.
Christian says “We have a loving, giving, caring and compassionate community of care providers who give people the support they need, when they need it”
Experienced carers offer many non-medical in-home services including but not limited to
- Personal Care
- Garden help
- Trips to local events
- Medical appointments
- House maintenance and small repairs
- Dementia care
- Meal preparation
- Mobility assistance
- Respite care
- Overnight stays
Carers have ID badges when visiting but do not wear uniforms.
Staff Languages (other than English) : Bengali; Bangla, Danish, German, Spanish; Castilian, French, Irish, Hindi, Dutch, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish
Our non-medical care focusses on keeping well. Preventing crises is very much right-place, right-time in the UK.
The cost benefits and efficiencies in our processes secure our sustainable domicilary elderly care business model.
All our services are delivered with sincere companionship because our focus is same-person care and carefully matching carer to client.
Fully managing all elements of service provides outstanding customer experiences and supports outstanding carers.
Our carers are staying active, staying social, and staying financially stable with an hourly wage which is above the Living Wage. Our franchise partners make money through doing good.
The teachable business model exemplifies profit with purpose, empowerment, inclusivity, self-governance, thought leadership and the value of local expertise.
"We have been using the services of Seniors Helping Seniors for over 4 years and have been really pleased with the care and attention the team have always given to Mum. Nothing has ever been too much trouble and the team have often gone above and beyond to ensure that Mum was comfortable in her own home for as long as possible.
They often shared lots of laughs and fun times as well as caring for her emotional and physical needs and it always left us reassured that she was in the best of hands.
They are a very flexible team and always willing to help out when additional support was required putting the needs of Mum first. A special thanks to Eileen and Simone who have been on the journey with Mum and become more than a companion to her, they have become good friends. A very caring exceptional company. "
"Our Mum is suffering from severe dementia and although we take on a lot of the care ourselves, we needed some extra help in the afternoons. The care from SHS has been outstanding. All the carers have been great with Mum, taking her for a drive, a cup of tea and a piece of cake when able which is her favourite thing to do.
We have received photo’s of Mum from the carers of Mum while she is out and she always looks so happy. She can’t wait to go with them! Teresa provided Mum with a photo book at Christmas – such a lovely thing to do and Mum treasures this. Tina has been great also - always there to help co-ordinate and offer support.
We really cannot fault the care received. We know Mum is in safe hands and Dad can have a rest while she is out. Highly recommended! Joanna, Karen and Nicola."
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After 25 years in elderly care, we know how you would like to be treated!