• We support our service users ...

    We support our service users ...

  • ... and help them maintain independence living in their own homes

    ... and help them maintain independence living in their own homes

Beacon Homecare Services

Beacon Homecare provides home care in Penrith and the Eden Valley area. It was established in November 2002, is based in Penrith and is a family run business. Beacon Homecare Services has grown over the years in both size and reputation.

Our company aim is to support our service users and help them maintain independence, dignity and self worth whilst living in their own homes.

Beacon Homecare Services is registered with the Care Quality Commission and a member of the UKHCA. The business is also committed to a high level of training for our carers and is going through an NVQ training programme as well as an in house training programme.

Our homecare services

Our services are provided to adult who, due to illness, infirmity or disability, require the provision of care or assistance in their own homes.

The services we provide include:

  • Personal Care
  • Feeding and assistance with meals
  • Assistance with getting up in the morning
  • Assistance with going to bed
  • Managing medication
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Bathing and Showering
  • Shopping
  • House cleaning
  • Palliative Care

Our team

  • Julie Crisp: Managing Director and Registered Responsible Person
  • Ross Tomkins: Director
  • Sue Potter: Registered Care Manager
  • Julie Birtle: Care Manager, Manual Handling Officer
  • Mel O'Keefe: Operations Manager, Health and Safety and Safeguarding Officer
  • Wendy Crisp: Care Co-ordinator
  • Lucie Mrkvickova: Training Officer

Social Care Workers

Beacon Homecare ensures that all employees meet the requirements of the National Standards outlined in The Care Certificate. All Carers will attend regular Training courses provided by the company regardless of previous experience. All Carers are expected to enroll for NVQ Level 2 in Care within 6 Months of being employed by the Company. Prior to commencing employment, all carers are checked as to their suitability by way of a DBS check and the Protection of Vulnerable Adults Register.

Choosing care

You may find this document from the UKHCA helpful - see " Choosing Care at Home".

The area we cover

Beacon Homecare is based in Penrith, Cumbria and covers an area of about 15 miles around Penrith.

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Our directors

Julie Crisp

From November 2002 Julie has been Beacon Homecare Services Ltd's Managing Director and has vast knowledge and experience in the Homecare industry. She has worked as a home carer for 17 years and has been a Director of Beacon Homecare Services since May 2003. Julie has achieved her NVQ level 2 and 3 in Care, her assessor award in Care and has also achieved her NVQ level 4 Registered Manager award.


Ross Tomkins

Ross Tomkins qualified from Teesside university in 1999. He is an experienced MSK physiotherapist and expert in workplace health and ergonomics. Although still based in the North East of England, he has a global focus and vision of improving health and wellbeing worldwide. He started Therapy Direct Healthcare in 2006, became involved with remote medical services and virtual physiotherapy in 2014 and cofounded a unique Health and fitness Retreat business, CF360 in 2017. In 2018 he began the Advanced Health Group to help clinicians run their practices smoothly. A father of two who loves the outdoors and is focussed on people's health.

Service users say

"I cannot fault them (care staff) they are so caring and dependable"


"They go above the call of duty sometimes, they are very good"


"The staff look after my relative very well. They take their time and don't rush"

Source: CQC report published 12/9/2014.

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