A furry, four-legged CAREGiver has joined the team at a Luton-based home care company.

Ruby, a two-year-old Cockerpoo, has passed her behavioural tests and is now accompanying the team at Home Instead Luton and Central Bedfordshire’s visits to people across the district.

“Ruby is much loved by all our team and our dog-loving clients,” said Maria Collins, the company director.

“Dogs and other pets have long proven themselves to be wonderful companions, and everyone looks forward to being visited by Ruby!

“People’s faces light up when they see our CAREGivers and Ruby paying their visits. She loves the cuddles and strokes and providing a special kind of companionship, which helps tackle loneliness.”

Ruby’s appearances on the company’s Facebook page always provokes lots of comments and likes and Maria added: “Just like the rest of my team, she is a real star and proves every day that she’s everyone’s best friend.”

The company’s Facebook page is www.facebook.com/HomeInsteadBedfordshire/

Home Instead’s care is tailored to meet the needs of each client and, to provide continuity of care, they send the same CAREGiver to each call. 

The Luton and Central Bedfordshire office’s staff cover Luton, Dunstable, Streatley, Pepperstock, as well as towns and villages across Central Bedfordshire.