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Further confirmation from the regulator of a quality service

Martin Walker

Martin Walker

Martin Walker, Managing Director at Everycare Edinburgh, has expressed his delight that following a recent unannounced inspection from the Care Inspectorate, Everycare Edinburgh has once again been awarded Grade 5 – Very Good – for the quality of care delivered by its staff. Commenting on the regulator’s report, he said:

“This shows once again that Everycare Edinburgh places the care provided to our clients at the forefront of everything we do. I am confident that we have the most professional team in the city, and am delighted that the quality of the care that we are providing has been recognised by the Care Inspectorate in this way. This is in no small part down to the enormous efforts put in by our Care Manager, Nicola Locke, since she took over the role a few months ago. I’d like to express my thanks to Nicola and, indeed, the whole team for their endeavours, which are so greatly appreciated by all of those receiving a service from us.”

Everycare Edinburgh provides a wide range of services, from an occasional helping hand to 24-hour live-in care. Full details can be found on the “Care Services” page.

Regulator upgrades Everycare Edinburgh

Everycare Edinburgh is delighted to announce that we have been advised that our regulator, the Care Inspectorate, has awarded us Grade 5 – “Very Good” – for the quality of care provided by our team.

Not only does this upgrade recognise the tremendous efforts of the team in the field itself, it is also testament to many of the changes introduced by our Care Manager, Drew Watson, since he joined us last year.”

3 Carlton players picked for Scotland squad

Preston MommsenAs main sponsor to Carlton Cricket Club, Everycare Edinburgh is delighted to learn that three Carlton players have been named in the Scotland squad for the 2015 Cricket World Cup to be held in New Zealand and Australia later this month and into March.

This will be the 11th Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March 2015. 14 teams will play 49 matches in 14 venues, with Australia staging 26 games at grounds in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney while New Zealand hosts 23 games in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Napier, Nelson and Wellington. The final match of the tournament will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Hamish GardinerThe Scots, pictured here in their Everycare shirts, will be captained by Carlton batsman, Preston Mommsen, and he will be joined by opener Hamish Gardiner and bowler Ali Evans, who first played cricket together for Carlton Juniors.

Preston, Hamish and Ali will also be joined in the Scotland party by another familiar face from Carlton’s ground at Grange Loan – ex player/coach Toby Bailey, who is the national squad’s analyst and fielding coach.

Everycare Edinburgh Managing Director, Martin Walker, said:

“We’re very pleased to be associated with Carlton Cricket Club, and it’s excellent news that 3 of their players have been selected – one of them as captain – for the Scottish squad. All of us at Everycare Edinburgh wish the entire team a massive “good luck” for all of their matches!”

Ali EvansFollowing a short trip to the United Arab Emirates, where Scotland is playing against Afghanistan and Ireland, the party will head south to take part in the biggest games of their careers, facing up to the likes of New Zealand, England and Australia.

India is the defending champion, having won the tournament in 2011 when it was held in the Indian subcontinent, defeating Sri Lanka in the finals by 6 wickets.

Cricket World Cup 2015 – Scotland fixtures:


17th      Scotland v New Zealand – Dunedin

23rd      Scotland v England – Christchurch

26th      Scotland v Afghanistan – Dunedin


5th        Scotland v Bangladesh – Nelson

11th        Scotland v Sri Lanka – Hobart

14th      Scotland v Australia – Hobart


Everycare Edinburgh scores top grades from the regulator

We’re delighted to announce that, in its latest inspection report, The Care Inspectorate has upgraded Everycare Edinburgh for the 2nd year running, increasing the grades awarded to the highest achievable rating of “Excellent” in 5 out of the 6 quality areas they examined (the 2nd top rating of “Very Good” being awarded for the other).

Having received the highest grades possible for a new entrant to the local market at our first inspection, and having been upgraded last year, this is fantastic news, places us at the forefront amongst care providers in Edinburgh and stands as testament to the strength of the Edinburgh team, led by highly experienced Care Manager, Karen Lacey.

Concluding that Everycare Edinburgh has “a very dedicated and caring staff team, who work very well together”, the Care Inspectorate has found that “the outcomes experienced by clients and families are of a very high standard.” The full report can be viewed at

Everycare Edinburgh provides further evidence that – across the UK – Everycare has, arguably, a better reputation for the quality of care provided to its clients than any other national care at home provider.

Martin Walker Everycare Edinburgh Managing Director, Martin Walker, says:

“I am thrilled that the quality of what we’re doing is being recognised by our regulator and more widely too. I stated when we opened in Edinburgh, at the start of 2011, that my intention was for Everycare to be considered universally as Edinburgh’s premier care at home provider. Feedback from clients, their families, healthcare professionals and our care team members demonstrates extremely high levels of satisfaction, and these results provide official confirmation that we’re providing a service of an extremely high quality, delivered by an excellent team of dedicated staff who are well trained, highly motivated, and thoroughly professional in everything they do.”

Everycare Edinburgh offers a wide range of options that can be individually tailored to meet specific client requirements. These include all types of personal care, companionship, sleepovers and night sitting, convalescence support, bathing, meal preparation, excursions and outings, domestic help, laundry, errands and shopping. The care team has considerable experience supporting people with dementia and care can be provided at any time of the day or through the night. The company has also recently launched a Live-in care service as a viable alternative to those who may be considering residential care.