The Minister of State for Community and Social Care, The Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, visited a care home in Barking to get a feel for the services provided by Sahara Care.

As one of Essex and east London’s leading providers of care to people with learning and physical disabilities, Sahara Care operates a number of homes in the region.

5DDD1534Sahara Parkside, their newest building based in Barking, Essex, offers care to people with a range of conditions and helps them to learn new independent living skills to improve their quality of life and their prospects.

As one of the group’s flagship homes, the Minister was invited to speak to its staff and residents and was treated to a tour of the home led by its manager Angela Bacon.

Whilst there, the Minister also spoke with the group’s founder and Managing Director Sharon Kaur and its Chairman Terence Brown about adult social care in the area and its importance to the local community and families.

Speaking after the minister’s visit, Sharon said: “At Sahara Care we take the care of our services users very seriously and invest a lot of ourselves into making sure they not only receive the care they need, but also have an enjoyable life with us.”5DDD1620

“We were delighted that the Minister decided to join us at Sahara Parkside. I hope it gave him an insight, not only into our operations, but the strengths and vulnerabilities of the adult care industry as a whole.”

5DDD1565Commenting on his visit, Minister for Community and Social Care Alistair Burt said: “I was delighted to visit Sahara Parkside care home and see first-hand the support and assistance they provide to residents with complex needs, and hear about the broad and engaging opportunities the home offers.

“I also met passionate staff who work tirelessly to care for some of the most vulnerable individuals in our society.”