A Harlow care agency had been named one of the top 20 domiciliary care providers in the East of England.

Ready Care Services Ltd, based in Harlow, has been named in the top 20 of more than 1,000 providers by the leading reviews site for home care, www.homecare.co.uk.

The award was based on the home care provider’s reviews from the people they care for, plus their friends and relatives.

Amanda Hopkins, reviews manager of homecare.co.uk, said: “High quality home care is crucial as it enables people to stay living in their own homes and keep their independence, with their home care worker often becoming their friend and companion as well as their lifeline to the outside world.

“During the pandemic, their contribution has been invaluable as many vulnerable and elderly people have been forced to self-isolate and to some of these, care workers have been their only link with the rest of society. They have also been able to bring people living at home, food and the medication they desperately need.

“Our reviews are by those receiving home care as well as their family and friends. This helps people to search for the right care home provider, where compassion, trust and dignity are paramount.

“Ready Care Services Ltd has shown that it provides care that is of excellent quality and we would like to congratulate it on being one of the top home care providers in East of England."

Prashant Setia, director of Ready Care Services, said: “Thank you for acknowledging and rewarding the compassionate care Ready Care Staff are providing. We feel truly honoured and appreciate this recognition. We are committed to providing care which we would like to receive ourselves.”