Ashridge Home Care shortlisted for national award for its positive impact during the corona virus epidemic

Amersham based Ashridge Home Care, which provides live-in and visiting care in Buckinghamshire and the South East, has been shortlisted at the SME National Business Awards 2020 which recognise industrious, hardworking and enterprising SME’s Nationally.  The winner will be announced at a ceremony at Wembley Stadium on Friday 4th December.

Reaching a national awards final is always an incredible achievement and reflects the Ashridge Home Care team’s commitment, positive impact, expertise and hard work throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The company is being judged in the Positive Impact category.

Trudi Scrivener, Managing Director at Ashridge Home Care, said: ” This is absolutely brilliant news. Our carers have made so many sacrifices during this pandemic to make sure that the people they care for remain safe and they continue to do so. I am so proud to be part of this amazing team.”

She continued: “It is brilliant that live-in care is being recognised and celebrated alongside other businesses in UK and all credit must go to our dedicated professional carers who do the best job ever.”

Care has come to the fore during recent months across all industries and the Ashridge Home Care management team has worked exceptionally hard during the pandemic to support its’ staff and customers.  Technology was utilised to ensure carers were up to date with new legislation being announced, PPE equipment was distributed efficiently, and external health and wellbeing practitioners supported carers in looking after their clients.  Trudi worked with the national Live-In Care Hub to drive a recruitment campaign to recruit 21,000 live-in carers and the company took on 23 new recruits itself to support new clients.

One example of a positive impact is the story of one couple – during lockdown Ashridge went to extraordinary lengths to help a family where the client had broken their arm.  The wife was the main carer for her husband who was living with dementia but Ashridge helped to redesign the house to enable them to accommodate a live in carer who came in and helped the wife rehabilitate her arm whilst also looking after the husband living with dementia.  She lived with them for two months and then was able to leave them in the capable hands of a visiting carer. This was during the corona virus pandemic.


Agata Stepien, Care Manager, added: “Many families are worried right now –
Care homes have been extremely challenged and vulnerable throughout the pandemic and as a result families are coming to us to look for an alternative.  We have had no cases of COVID-19 amongst the Ashridge Home Care Family – no clients, head office team or carers have been infected, and we are incredible proud of that fact!  It really goes to show that staying at home is the best care solution!

As a multi award winning care provider with over 30 years’ experience, Ashridge Home Care has the capacity to provide skilled, conscientious and friendly carers to deliver safe one-to-one care to vulnerable and elderly individuals in the comfort of their own home.


To find out more about Ashridge Home Care, visit or telephone 01494 917344.