Happy New Year from all at HomeCareDirect!


We wanted to start the year off with a positive and what better way to do that than with a wonderful story from one of our clients.

Michelle, a HomeCareDirect client, makes handmade cards for all occasions and sells them to raise money for Claire House Children’s Hospice. The team at Claire House, Merseyside, work together to help children and young people live their lives to the fullest, helping them create wonderful memories with their friends and family and bring back a sense of normality to their lives however short that time may be.

Over the holiday period Michelle sent a box of handmade christmas cards in to the office to be sold for charity. The team here at Head Office loved the designs and between us we bought almost all the cards that were sent, raising £90.

Michelle was a child when she had a brain tumour and the sort of support offered by Claire House was not available in those days so it means so much if she can help the children of our future. The total sum from all cards sold goes to Claire House which is Michelle’s wish and will put a smile on her face.


So far Michelle has raised £143 for Claire House through selling her cards! And this doesn’t include the money raised here at Head Office. Michelle visited Claire House recently to celebrate this total and see some of the good work she is supporting.

A staff member from the hospice told us, “Claire House are trying to reach every family in need and just cannot do so at the moment. We are looking to open a new hospice in the Liverpool area and all community fundraising is going towards this project.

The hospice just couldn’t function without people like Michelle. We are so grateful and proud of the work she has done. Michelle is a community champion!”