Every Home Matters
Every Home Matters was established by Cheryl Carter, to provide a professional, friendly and holistic support service covering all aspects of home organisation and decluttering, home moving and relocation, and home improvement. Our team has an extensive combined experience in property, estate agency and the domestic and commercial construction sectors. We provide services covering virtually every aspect of our clients’ needs when rethinking their living space and dwelling requirements. Our support services are offered to all individuals, families and organisations, whether needs arise from personal choice or necessity, including challenging, traumatic and transitional life events including particular support for vulnerable individuals and their carers. We are passionate about our unique, bespoke services which are offered to help alleviate the stresses and strains that can otherwise be experienced as a result of undertaking these activities by ones self, especially at times when personal circumstances are difficult.
- 30 October 2017
- Housing Sector
- Local Alliances:
- Kingston Dementia Action Alliance, Merton Dementia Action Alliance
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
When we are faced with traumatic and transitional life events, moving home or finding the time to manage and maintain it can be very stressful and overwheming. It is very easy for things to build up around us and become unmanagable. By organising and decluttering the home we aim to create a safer and happier environment aiding mobility for individuals and at the same time poviding a better living environment for individual (and their carers) living with dementia.
Having previously worked locally in real estate for nearly thirty years I have witnessed the difficulties that many clients face when moving home. Having become a Dementia Champion I am acutely aware of how challenging finding the right home can be and so, at Every Home Matters, we also help facilitate the whole relocation and/or downsizing process, engaging with auction houses, local eastate agents, solicitors and r lemoval companies. For anyone with dementia it is essential to create a feeling of moving from home to home, and this can be achieved by simple things like adopting the same colour schemes or the placement of furniture in a room .
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
I am a Dementia Champion A member of NASMM Member of APDO I am a trustee at Carers Support Merton We have been vetted by Age Uk Business Directory and are listed as one of their service providers All staff are DBS checkedWe have public liability and emloyers liability insurance
Supporting people with dementia and their cares, with home organising and relocating and/or downsizing their home
Any homeowner selling and buying property has to juggle the services of solicitors, estate agents, financial advisors, chartered surveyors, removals and possibly trades people, while still trying to continue daily life. When the stress and trauma of divorce, health issues or bereavement becomes the reason for downsizing, the process of selling the family home, distribution of possessions and moving on can be emotionally challenging.
Moving to a smaller property to improve quality of life and possibly free up some capital is another major decision and downsizing might also allow one to live more independently, or perhaps more easily if ones health or mobility have declined.
We have a firm understanding of every step of the process involved in downsizing, moving on from the family home, and resettling in your new home. We have strong empathy for our clients needs and bring together our experience and expertise as specialist organisers, property professionals and project managers, to offer a comprehensive support service solution.
2017 - Second Quarter Update
Supporting people with redecorating their homes
We will redecorate a home to accommodate a person's needs, for example create a familiar home surrounding for people living with dementia if they are moving home.