Origin’s founding vision, to be the best, rather than the biggest provider of live in care services for people with a spinal cord injury, remains at the very heart of the company. Providing a unique and wide range of specialist spinal injury care services Origin delivers focused live-in care services to meet individual needs and aspirations for independent living; as well as the best work experience for our Office/Care team.
Origin is Unique
The company is privately owned by Peter Henry, who has a spinal injury himself, and Linda Adamsen, who has worked as a PA for people with a spinal injury – this direct personal knowledge by the Directors influences everything we do.
Focus on Quality
A spinal injury is a complex injury that requires specialist care. This is why, in order to maintain the highest standards, we focus on providing live-in care services exclusively for spinally injured clients. Our clients are adults aged between 18 and 70 approx and all are wheelchair users, often as a result of serious accident on the road, at work or playing sport.
Our services concentrate on understanding and meeting the individual, practical and social needs of people with spinal injuries who wish to live independent lives in their own homes, for which our Personal Assistants, also known as PAs, are specially trained.
Working within the spinal injury community it is important for Origin to ‘put something back’, not least through our work but in other ways too. We are infinitely proud of our team and endeavour to ensure they are proud of themselves and their daily achievements. We are pleased to support a range of charitable organisations and encourage our staff to be similarly engaged and motivated.
Having first combined their experience and knowledge to establish Origin in 2001, Peter and Linda have continued since then to develop and enhance the company’s services.
Peter Henry, the co-owner and one of Origin’s two founding directors, is himself spinally injured and brings a unique insight into the need for good Personal Assistant support. This valued insight shapes the vision for the company and its services. Peter has spent many years in the field of carer recruitment and this experience supports the company’s desire to recruit only the very best PAs to ensure continuously high standards of client service.
Originally from Denmark, Linda Adamsen, co-owner and the other founding director, initially travelled to UK to work as a spinal injury Personal Assistant before combining her experience with that of Peter to establish Origin – with the objective of delivering a quality care experience for clients and PAs. Linda is jointly responsible for formulating company strategy and daily company management with involvement also in care service planning, development and management and liaising daily with clients.