It is ten years this month since mother and daughter team Kay McFarlane and Angela Cobburn launched Allander Homecare. Their aim was to provide care at home to help people live independently, for as long as possible. The service has become a lifeline to many in East Dunbartonshire, both private clients and those referred by the council. Angela and Kay are also proud to provide employment for local people from their Bearsden base. Allander now employs 75 support and care workers and nine people in its office.
Kay said: “Our staff work as a team providing a range of services to meet our user’s individual needs. From the dedicated care staff in the community to the supporting staff within our office, their commitment and compassion to our service users and their families is second to none. As we reach our tenth anniversary we would like to thank our dedicated team who, even in difficult circumstances, ensure that our service users come first.”
Bruce Cobburn is the business manager so it’s truly a local, family firm. Allander also prides itself on its bespoke service.
Angela explained: “We offer personal, respite and dementia care; domestic services; escorted outings and befriending. We’re here to help our clients lead as independent a life as possible while remaining at home.”