About Us

How we started helping people

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Our story

Our story begins with a client – Wilma Parkinson – who went to live with her eldest son and his family after being diagnosed with dementia. When Alan realised that he needed extra help, he enlisted the services of a professional care company.

He was highly impressed with the team on the ground, particularly with Sandra Nadal-Tombe who was always happy to go that extra mile to make sure Wilma was comfortable and happy. When Sandra announced she was leaving the company, Alan was reluctant to break the bond that Sandra had built up with his mother. So he helped her to set up a care business with co-directors Precy Subba and Peter Tombe.

All four share a strong vocation and a passion for their work which means they operate highly effectively as a team. It is this dedication that defines One Day at a Time – a care company with a difference. 

Why choose us?

  • Most of our directors are former carers which means they fully understand the challenges of the job.
  • Our payment model incentivises staff to stay with clients for however long they are needed, rather than rush off quickly to their next call.
  • We use a state-of-the-art app that simplifies our documentation and reduces the time spent on paperwork. This allows us to spend more time with the client.
  • We provide a direct line of communication between the carer and the client's family at all times. The Nursebuddy app has a family portal which enables the family to send messages and make suggestions to carers.
  • At One Day at a Time we are passionate about what we do. We believe that caring should mean exactly that and we give our clients 100 per cent of our time and energy, treating them with the dignity and respect they deserve.
  • We are CQC registered which means our service is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

What makes us different

When someone finds themselves in need of care, it is only natural to worry about what happens next.

A person who has suffered a stroke or been diagnosed with an illness such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or dementia will wonder: how will their lives progress? Will they be able to afford long-term professional care? How will the family cope further down the line? These are all logical concerns for someone facing a difficult future.

So we named our company One Day at a Time to encourage clients and their families to take things step by step. Instead of worrying about the big picture we help them to live in the moment. And our name also reminds our staff to give clients 100 per cent of their engagement for the time they are with them.


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