Fife care company signs Covenant

August 1, 2022

A company that aims to support elderly people to continue living well at home has signed the Armed Forces Covenant and been awarded the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award.

Highland RFCA Regional Employer Engagement Director Roy McLellan visited Home Instead East Fife on 25 July to present their Covenant and Bronze Award.

Director and Owner Euan Lafferty and Support Co-Ordinator Melissa Forster received the awards at the organisation’s headquarters in Glenrothes. Melissa is pictured (above) with Roy.

Home Instead joins the 8500+ UK organisations to have already signed the Armed Forces Covenant.

Euan Lafferty (left) with HRFCA REED Roy McLellan.
Euan Lafferty (left) with HRFCA REED Roy McLellan.

The Covenant is a commitment to ensure those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

Home Instead’s Covenant pledges include:

  • Promoting the Armed Forces on its website
  • Supporting Reservists and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers by offering them additional annual leave to carry out their duties
  • Supporting Armed Forces events
  • Appointing an Armed Forces Champion within Home Instead East Fife

Signing the Covenant sets companies on the path to have their pledge recognised through the Employer Recognition Scheme. This scheme incorporates prestigious Bronze, Silver and Gold awards, granted in recognition of their pledge to support defence and the Armed Forces Community.

● Home Instead East Fife provides premium quality personalised at home care including companionship – ranging from stimulating mental awareness, accompanying clients to appointments and help with reading; home help – covering all aspects of day to day housework, shopping and meal preparation. Home Instead is a franchise that also covers West Fife and Kinross; it also has offices across the UK and Northern Ireland.

HRFCA’s Roy McLellan said: “We are delighted that Home Instead East Fife has signed the Covenant and received ERS Bronze. We are very grateful for the support they give to the Armed Forces community and look forward to further developing our relationship with them in the future.”

To find out how you can support the Armed Forces, contact HRFCA’s Regional Employer Engagement Directors Roy McLellan at [email protected], or Ray Watt at [email protected].

To learn more about Home Instead East Fife, click HERE.

For more on the Armed Forces Covenant, click HERE. For more on the Employer Recognition Scheme, click HERE.