About Us

Meet the Adorno Companion team that allow our clients to live well in later life

Adorno Companions

Emma Doney

Adorno Partner

My social care career started in 2008 when I took a part time job as a support worker for vulnerable children and adults in both residential and respite settings. I also have experience of resettling people back into their own homes after rehabilitation for an acquired brain injury.

After graduating from University I went on to gain a Diploma in Leadership and Management as well as being involved in a number of project and programme management roles.

During this time, my grandmother developed Alzheimer’s Disease and was provided with less than adequate social support, despite the expensive care home fees! As I lost my own mother aged 9, this was particularly devastating as my grandmother and I were very close. This spurred me on to, one day, look to improve social support for vulnerable people.

After a brief spell in marketing, and the birth of my first daughter, Adorno Companions was established.

Emma Doney

Jessica Bartlett

Adorno Operations Manager

My degree in languages has taken me around the world and I have always enjoyed meeting and working with people.

My background as a teacher has meant that I have always worked alongside caring and compassionate individuals and been involved in working with agencies that aspire to make a positive impact on the community.

After working for a wellbeing company in Australia, I realised I had an enthusiasm for organisation and administration. Also working alongside the Marketing team allowed me to learn new skills.

Following the birth of my two children, I was drawn to Adorno thanks to Emma’s passion and the company’s ethos of helping people to live their best life in later life.

Emma and I are now working together to provide a quality companion service that we hope can bring hugely positive benefits both for our immediate clients and their family.

Susan Price

Mark Lloyd

Adorno Client Liaison & Activity Club Coordinator

Mark joined our team in July 2019 and has been matched with two male clients with dementia. Together with Mark, the clients have enjoyed snooker, exercises classes, visits to coffee shops, walks in the countryside and jigsaws at home in colder months.

Mark now runs our three Activity Club venues, as well as conducting initial consultations with our clients and on-boarding our newest Companions.

Emma Doney

Debbie Bradley

Adorno Training & Onboarding Coordinator

Debbie is a passionate social entrepreneur, dedicated to helping people develop to their full potential. She has a belief that the world needs better leaders and better people. Debbie is driven and dedicated to helping people reach their full potential and in so doing make a difference to the world we impact.

Growing up in many different environments in South Africa, Debbie became a student of life. She also has a three year graduate degree in Public Relations and Communication from the University of Pretoria, is a certified Integral Coach with associate (ACC) and professional (PCC) coaching qualifications from the Graduate School of Business in Cape Town and Third Space in London.  She has also completed a number of courses in moderating and facilitating, event management, personal development, coaching and leadership.

Debbie has over thirty years of formal work, project and charity experience. This includes professional financial services recruitment for Grant Thornton and in her own business Prime Focus. She has owned and run a substantive Nursery School business, an event management company and was responsible for marketing and facilitating retirement preparation courses for Later Life. Debbie has undertaken numerous socio entrepreneurial and philanthropic initiatives, including fund raising for the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. She has also served in numerous portfolio positions on the executive of The Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) Cape Town chapter and  Africa Regional Board. She has Co-chaired three international YPO education events, served on the committee of eight international YPO education events and is currently a facilitator and trainer at YPO global leadership development workshops.

Debbie has an abundance of positive energy with a strength of character coming from understanding who she is as a working mother of four children and wife of over thirty five years.

Her personal interests include reading and a number of sports, like running, swimming, golf and tennis, while she has a deep love for wildlife and spending time in the bush with her family. 

Living The Best Life In Later Life

Adorno provide Home Help, Housekeeping, Transport & Companionship in the region of Bristol,
Bath, South Gloucestershire, Somerset and surrounding areas. We have been operational since May 2019. Our mission, as
an organisation with a social purpose, is to support older people to remain in their own homes for as long as possible and
to enhance their overall wellbeing. We do this by providing reassurance, guidance and respite to carers and family
members that may otherwise struggle for care provision. We also aid people in re-settling back into their homes after a
stay in hospital or if they are moving house. When Adorno founder Emma lost her Grandfather, her Grandmother’s independence began to slip away from her. Reduced access to transport, limited availability of home help, and her aversion to carers meant she moved into a care home sooner than she should have. We know that it is common place for families to experience this situation.

Our Mission & Vision

The State of Ageing Report from the Centre for Ageing Better in 2019 stated: “Our extra years of life are a gift that we should all be able to enjoy and yet, increasing numbers of us are at risk of missing out. Ageing is inevitable, but how we age is not.” It is therefore our mission to improve the wellness of older people in our communities.
Our Support Workers and Companions are professional, compassionate and matched to clients based on interests and
location. To become a Support Worker or Companion, applicants must proceed through a 2-stage interview process. All of our staff members are Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends, and are provided with DBS Checks, PPE and full training. They should therefore be very proud in the knowledge that they are part of a wider, growing team of very patient and kind-hearted people, making a real difference to the lives of those in our community.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does my hourly charge include?

Whatever the agreed visit length – this will mean the full contact time with your companion ie: this does not include the companion travel time to and from your home.

What does my hourly charge include?

Whatever the agreed visit length – this will mean the full contact time with your companion ie: this does not include the companion travel time to and from your home.

How long can my visit be?

Our minimum visit time is 2 hrs for each visit – and a minimum of 1 visit per week. Please contact us to discuss individual requirements.

Can I book a companion for a couple of weeks only?

Yes – dependent on current availability – We treat the first month as a trial period for every client.

How many weeks do I have to book?

Bookings are taken in blocks, a minimum of 6 weeks at a time to allow for accurate scheduling. We do however, encourage trials.

Do you provide personal care?

Please note we do not provide personal care or administer medication.

What Our Clients Say

    5 star review  So lucky to have such great companion care available in Chipping Sodbury. Emma and her team are fantastic - they really do care about the people they're providing support for.

    thumb Caroline Wilkinson

    5 star review  Emma and her team first met with mum just after she had lost dad. Emma made sure she matched a companion who had something in common with mum and that she could have a good old chat with. Having our companion has not only given me piece of mind, it’s meant I no longer have to worry about mum relying on me for every single little job she needs doing. A companion means we get more quality time together and mum is much happier.

    thumb Tiffany Rose

    5 star review  Adorno listen to the needs of the client and make sure they do their very best to deliver a top class service with respect, professionalism and always a smile.

    thumb Hazel Kumar

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