In 2005 our first care business, Calon Lan Community Care was conceived through several factors; the first being a belief that Home Care could be better, the second a trip to Rome and the third was Wales’ Grand Slam Victory.
Since its humble beginnings from a tiny office space, Calon Lan has gone from strength to strength being one of the largest and most reputable Home Care Providers in North Wales; providing care to people in four Counties, receiving four Wales Care Wards and two Investors in People Gold Awards. Now, our name is synonymous with Outstanding Care provision because people know they will receive a professional, dignified service every time.
In 2009, we decided to build on the success of Calon Lan and began to offer our services to people and communities throughout England, under the name of Blue Ribbon Community Care. The name Blue Ribbon was chosen not just as a mark of quality but because the very beginnings involved a family member who was a Cordon Bleu chef.
And so, Blue Ribbon was born, and so far we have lived up to our promise of quality and value whilst safeguarding the people we care for.
In 2005 after 10 years of managing Care Homes and Home Care Agencies, Noel set up Calon Lan to operate from his home town of Llandudno in North Wales.
After a 7 month registration process Calon Lan begins providing care with 11 new Clients in its first week.
After 12 successful months in Conwy County, Calon Lan moves to larger premises and starts care provision in Denbighshire County opening its second branch in Prestatyn.
Calon Lan attains the Investors In People status.
Blue Ribbon was created to match the success of Calon Lan but to operate in England.
Blue Ribbon begins life from a virtual office in Richmond upon Thames and within 6 months opens its first branch in Leamington Spa.
Blue Ribbon establishes its Head Office on London Road in Kingston upon Thames. We continue to establish branches up and down the country.
We undergo our first professional rebrand in recognition of our continued success. We now have 10 branches across the South East of England and 2 branches int he Midlands.
The group achieves the Investors In People Silver Award missing out on Gold by two points!
We achieve what will become the first of very many homecare.co.uk awards. 2015 was the first year that homecare.co.uk held its coveted annual awards. The award means so much to us because it is based on client and family feedback.
Blue Ribbon rebrands and launches its dedicated Live In & Companionship Service.
The group achieves its first Investors In People Gold award. What a year it has been for us!
The Care Quality Commission (our regulator) judges Blue Ribbon Community Care to be Outstanding.
The group achieves its second Investors In people Gold Award, narrowly missing out on Platinum. Oh well, maybe next time!
Blue Ribbon provides a complete range of Live-In Care and Domiciliary Care support services to assist across the full range of needs from basic assistance with day to day living through to complex and specialist care.
We work with older people and adults with physical disabilities , specialising in Dementia, Neurological Conditions and End of Life care.
Our care teams are is led by experienced and qualified people and each care team member is recruited, not for any previous care experience, but for their values and understanding.
We make sure that the constantly changing care needs of the people who use our services are met and understood through a rigorous programme of training and supervision for all care team members.