Norfolk firm celebrates 30 years

Carers who have helped thousands of the region's elderly stay in their homes joined together yesterday to help celebrate 30 years of a live-in care service.

Able Care, based in Sackville Place, Magdalen Street, Norwich, is this year marking its milestone anniversary.

The company, founded by Hilary Betts, provides a supportive care service enabling their clients to remain in their own home.

Over the past three decades, the business has cared for more than 3,000 people in the eastern region.

As part of its celebrations, a cheese and wine event was held for its staff and carers, past and present.

Mrs Betts, who initially set up Able Care Agency with her best friend Angela Gifford, who went on to set up Able Community Care, said: 'I really wanted to get the carers together to say thank you as none of it would've been possible without them.'

Up to 60 carers joined in yesterday's celebrations, pictured, and more will attend another event next Wednesday.

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Mrs Betts, nee Leggat, is also hoping to get in touch with more carers who have worked for her company in the past and would put on another event in November for them.

Anyone who remembers working for Able Care should call Michelle Betts on 01603 624135.

photo: bill smith