Mat had a career in banking until his life changed in 2012. Both his parents were diagnosed with life threatening illnesses and as an only child it became difficult working full time with two adult dependants. Mat realised there was a massive gap in the market. At the time he wished there was someone who could check in on his parents, look out for them and help with every day tasks. It wasn’t just about making sure their medical needs were being met, but someone who cared about their wellbeing and safety when Mat couldn’t physically be around. And so, Home Care Heroes was born.
Jenna has a background in accounting and marketing, but left the corporate sector after almost five years, feeling a strong pull to help others. She trained as a yoga teacher and volunteered at a nursing home where she was struck with the number of people who felt isolated and alone. She knew she needed to make an impact
Helping people help themselves.
It’s about peace of mind. It’s about empowerment. It’s about independence. We’re building a community of like minded helpers and making it easier to connect.
Why Home Care Heroes? A hero is someone who combats adversity through impressive feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength. Mat and Jenna know first hand how important it is to develop strong, trusting relationships. Home Care Heroes isn’t a service provider – it’s a social movement about empowerment and relationships. It literally connects people – matching caregivers with those that need assistance, but also connecting people in a deeper sense, developing relationships, a sense of community and peace of mind.
Who are the heroes? They are people in our community who are elderly, unwell, recovering from an accident or living with a disability who have to fight adversity on a daily basis. They are the people in our community who are stepping up to the challenge and offering their skills, friendship, time and compassion to be able to fight alongside them. We facilitate this process. We bring these people together, because superheroes work better as a team. We are not a healthcare provider, we are a movement, promoting social inclusion and changing lives.