Abney & Baker (Bath) Ltd

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Profile Strength
Very Good 83%
Care Type Home Care
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Personal
Availability Yes
Hourly Prices From £24.75
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Debbie House is Business Manager at Abney & Baker (Bath) Ltd.

Debbie House


My name is Ian and I’m the founder of Abney & Baker.

As someone who had to find care and support for a parent with Parkinson’s and someone who served some time as a director of a major national care chain, I’ve gained unique experience of both sides of the care and support world. I’ve seen the impact of low wages and poor working conditions on staff morale and seen the impact this had on the care that people receive.

During this time, I became convinced that there had to be a better way. A care company that valued and supported its team must be able to provide better care and support to its clients. The result is Abney & Baker.

From the first day, we have have put treating people right at the heart of every decision we make. Doing better by our employees allows us to do better by clients like you which, in turn, is good for the business.

As a result, I am incredibly proud of how we have built a company that:

  • scores 97% on independent client feedback (1)
  • scores 96% on independent employee feedback scores (2)
  • is amongst Top 20 Home Care Providers in the UK as awarded by homecare.co.uk in June 2020.
  • has committed to fighting working poverty and has been affiliated with the Living Wage Foundation since the day we started
  • has staff turnover levels roughly half that of the national average for the care industry
  • has trained and developed many of our colleagues to become trainers, supervisors or managers

We are family-owned, local and proud of the role we play in our community.

"I can’t wait to have the opportunity to show you how our care and support can help reduce your stress and anxiety and help you lead a happy, confident life in the familiar safety of your own home. A life we all deserve."

Abney & Baker Brochure Bath Digital July 2020.pdf

Care Options We Can Provide
Care Given Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment.
Housekeeping Cleaning, Household Admin, Laundry, Meal Preparation, Shopping, Tidying, Transportation.
Medication By Mouth.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Care Visits 1 Hour, 2 Hours, 3 Hours, 30 Mins, 4 Hours, 6 Hours, Days, Full Day, Full Day & Night, Hours, Min, Sitting-in Service, Weeks.
Transport Carer provides own vehicle.

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

Full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

We have worked hard with our suppliers to ensure we have good stocks of all the personal protective equipment. We have plenty of gloves, aprons, masks, hand-sanitiser and soap. Whether you’re self-isolating or shielding, we are following all the guidance to ensure we provide you with safe care.

Full training

We have refreshed all our training on hygiene and infection control to make sure that all our carers are adhering to best practice when it comes to preventing the spread of the infection.

Staffing levels

We are continuing to recruit high quality carers to ensure that, even when members of our team need to self-isolate, we have the staffing levels needed not only to support our existing clients but to ensure that we can provide support and care to new clients.

Dedicated team member

We have a dedicated member of staff in charge of infection control and all COVID related regulations and news so we can ensure we're fully up to date in all areas to keep our clients and care team as safe at possible. 

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Contact Tracing We have measures in place to identify and trace contact between people in our care setting.
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Infection Screening We are using technology to screen for infections & monitor symptoms.
safe-tick Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.

More details coming soon

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Our Carers Are
Criminal Background Checked True
Fully Insured True

Our Team
Debbie House
Debbie House
Business Manager
Kirsty Perrin
Kirsty Perrin
Client Support Manager
Kristy Dagger
Kristy Dagger
Client Support Manager
Sally Taylor
Sally Taylor
Client Services Advisor

Sally job shares with Nicola and between them they are your first point of contact - they'll be who you speak to when you call up to enquire.

"I'm a fifty something, wife, mother to 3 grown up children and Nanny to 2. I have lived in Melksham for 11 years, prior to this I lived in Wales. I have had various jobs over the years, whilst juggling childcare, all of which have been Customer Care focused. I am looking forward to my new role with Abney and Baker and getting to know my clients and colleagues alike."

Nicola Hale
Nicola Hale
Client Services Advisor

Nicola job shares with Sally and between them they are your first point of contact - they'll be who you speak to when you call up to enquire.

"I'm married with 5 children ranging from 24 to 9. I have worked for the last 15 years in the education sector at various schools across Wiltshire as an Administrator working 5 days a week term time only, as a family this makes life very hectic and we needed to create a better work/life balance, so instead of caring for small people I am excited to join the team at Abney and Baker part time to care for our elder generation. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family, walking our dog, visiting National Trust places and exploring far and wide."

Fees For Individuals Fee
Hourly Daytime Rate £24.75
Hourly Night-time Rate £24.75
Hourly Rate - Bank Holiday £27.75
Hourly Rate - Christmas Day £27.75

Funding Types
Local Authority Wiltshire
Region South West
Local Authority Funded Clients Yes

We Can Prepare
Cold Meals, Hot Meals, Snacks.

Activities Are So Important
  • Helping you visit friends and family 
  • Supporting you at family events, such as weddings and birthdays – chin chin! 
  • Shopping trips to buy a gift or find an outfit 
  • Days out to see the sights 
  • Get-togethers to make new connections and friendships 
  • Support with hobbies

Staff Specialities
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Choir, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Pet Therapy, Pilates, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Singing, Themed Events, Word Games, Yoga.

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
CQC Registered Yes
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/3cb29197-d9f4-4756-b192-45adc4ed3c68
Report Published 4th July 2018
Registration Date 3rd January 2017

Bath, Keynsham, saltford, Corston, Combe Down, Limpley Stoke, Wellow, Radstock, Farmborough

Our Registered Address is:

20 Moorland Road
7 Spa Road

Frequently asked questions about Abney & Baker (Bath) Ltd

Abney & Baker (Bath) Ltd was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in July 2018.
Abney & Baker (Bath) Ltd provides Dementia, Respite and Personal care.
Abney & Baker (Bath) Ltd comes under Wiltshire.
Abney & Baker (Bath) Ltd accepts Local Authority clients.
Debbie House is the manager of Abney & Baker (Bath) Ltd.

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