Our Managing Director, Jenny Upshall, set up Allenby Douglas Care Services after a long career in nursing at a senior level, but the inspiration came from her father, Allenby Douglas Lummis.
Mr Lummis was a prisoner of war of the Japanese and one of thousands forced to work on the infamous Burma Railway.
Conditions were appalling, and many of the prisoners developed health problems that would plague them for the rest of their lives.
After his return from World War II, Mr Lummis spent much of his time visiting old comrades with health problems in their homes and he was passionate that when someone was sick or frail the best place for them to be was in their own home.
This philosophy is at the heart of what we do at Allenby Douglas, and Mr Lummis and his wife Babs helped Jenny set up the company in 2000.