A new home care business will deliver adult social care to people in Swindon and Marlborough.

Walfinch Swindon and Marlborough owner Sarah Stanbrook always wanted to start a business that benefitted her community, and was inspired by her mum to begin her new venture.

Ms Stanbrook, from Wantage, said: "I had never considered working in the care sector.

"My career was in administration, working for companies in all sorts of sectors, and I enjoyed the organisation and planning aspects.

"But then mum needed care. I was happy to do it and discovered how valuable care is, and how rewarding it can be."

After her mum passed away, Ms Stanbrook became the care co-ordinator at Walfinch home care Oxfordshire.

The role involved a combination of forward planning, organising rotas for the care team, and occasionally dealing with unexpected problems,

She said: "It's a job that takes a cool head and a genuine love of people."

She went on to work in operations for Walfinch Oxfordshire and in the Walfinch National Support Office,

She firmly believes in providing positive activities to benefit both clients and carers.

She has helped run art classes for clients, cookery training for carers, and was closely involved in arranging a visit from an assistance dog.

When the opportunity emerged to become the Walfinch franchisee managing director in Swindon and Marlborough, Ms Stanbrook seized the chance.

She has now started her care business, which she manages around caring for her two sons.

Her husband is co-managing director, but as yet is not involved day-to-day in the business.

She said: "As someone who has not run their own business before, I chose the Walfinch franchise because it provides training and access to a whole team of business, care and regulatory experts to ensure your business starts on the right foot, grows to benefit the local community, and maintains the high level of quality that is essential in the care sector."

Walfinch Swindon and Marlborough will offer visiting and live-in care, and a whole range of specialist care, with the emphasis on enhancing clients' lives.

She added: “I'm looking forward to bringing the highest quality care and activities to our clients, and in the long term, to growing my business to cover a wider area.”

Walfinch care is a national homecare brand which offers tailored, flexible home care for a range of specialised needs, including elderly care services.