Fifteen years ago there were few private care agencies in England. Perhaps in a county like Hampshire there were less than five. Today Hampshire has more than fifty private care agencies and one of the best well known is Crystal Care Services based in Horsham, Sussex.
In 1994 Retirement Lease Housing Association, a registered social landlord and not-for-profit housing association, decided to set up a home care service with the aim of enabling RLHA leaseholders and other vulnerable people in the community to remain living independently in their own homes for as long as possible. Crystal Care can supply the full range of care needs in any situation from domestic care to full nursing care.