This is our history



First small office opened in Coleford, Forest of Dean.

17 years on and our message is still the same “non stop care, means non stop dedication”.

History 2005 Newspaper cutting

Registered with the CQC

We were delighted to achieve the CQC award. It meant our quality service was recognised.

History 2006 Logo Quality Care Commission 02

Awarded 1st local authority contract with MCC Monmouthshire County Council

Having achieved CQC allowed us to deliver Domiciliary care.


Gloucester branch opened

History 2008 illustration Gloucester Cathedral

Bristol branch opened

History 2009 01 illustration Clifton Suspension Bridge

Our reputation was now recognised in Bristol, so we opened our next branch.


Awarded ISO9001

History 2009 02 Logo ISO9001 02

This award is to recognise compliance and good governance.


Won first managed vendor contract

We have been managing this contract for 13 years, working in partnership with this client, has allowed us to remain their primary agency.


Dean Farm Trust first rescues

History 2013 Mary at Dean Farm Trust

We were delighted to see rescue animals living safe and free at Dean Farm Trust.


10 Year Anniversary

History 2015 01 10 Year Party Cake 01

Wow, how was that 10 years!


Awarded NHS Approved Supplier Contract

History 2016 NHS

The work goes on and we became a recognised supplier to the NHS.


Haybale Sports Day

History 2016 02 Tug of War

We love a bit of fun and laughter.


Inflatables Sports Day

History 2017 01 Inflatable Sports Day Photo

A team building day!


Clinical Director appointed

History 2017 02 Jane Ireland Clinical Director Photo

We were thrilled to welcome Jane to our team, looking after our Nurses and Care team, Jane is a qualified RNLD and is always available to offer support and advice.


Payroll moved in-house

History 2018 Finance Team Photo

Bringing payroll in house was a great decision. Debra and her team do a fantastic job, looking after our clients and staff.


Samuel Meechan promoted to Managing Director

History 2019 Samuel Meechan Managing Director

Sam joined DHC in 2009 as a consultant, with his commitment and hard work he is now our MD. Sam supports our teams as well as liaising with all our clients.


Dean Farm Trust voted Best Animal Sanctuary in the UK

Veg Fest2021 History 2021 Award Veg Fest 2020 02

DFT was voted the UK’s favourite animal sanctuary and it has just been announced we that we have won it for a second year!


Launched new CRM system

New systems keep us abreast of technology.


Launched new website

We launch into 2022 with our new website, we hope you like it.