Our Story

Garry and Elizabeth Cavill are the directors of Essential Homecare services.  After working within the Health Service for a number of years we saw a niche in the domiciliary care market we could fill.  Having no formal training only using our people skills and what we had learned from our previous jobs within the then Eastern Health and Social Services Board.  Essential Homecare Services was setup in a spare bedroom at our home address.  We had worked for every nursing home in the area we lived to gain experience and knowledge of what people really wanted when it came to aspects of daily living. 

We had built up a private clientele which lead us to gaining our accreditation with the then Eastern Health and Social Services Board for all four trust areas.  Our aim then was to provide the highest level of care to the most vulnerable people in our society and to train our staff to the highest level.  We wanted to offer a unique and personalized service where we are hands on.  We have achieved this and are now a successful family run business.

About Us

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Now in 2016 we have now been accredited to all four trust areas for 19 years.  Our office is no longer a spare bedroom at our home, but is an efficient working office at Strangford Business Park Jubilee Road Newtownards.

We were joined in 1998 by our daughter Suzanne who has undertaken a management role and an active part in the direct delivery of care to our service users.  Our son Matthew has dipped in and out of the business looking for his lifetime job satisfaction.  He officially joined the business on a full time basis as our Administration & Monitoring officer in April 2016.

We continue to remain a small independent family run business.