About Us

Debbie

Debbie Vivian – Owner

Peninsula Home Support is a small, family run, local business founded in 2017 by Debbie Vivian.

We pride ourselves on offering holistic, person-centred support to older people in South West Cornwall. We offer high quality companionship, home support & mobile hairdressing services and currently cover Falmouth, Penryn, Truro, Helston, Redruth and surrounding villages.

Debbie has lived in Falmouth and Penryn all her life. She originally trained and worked as a hairdresser for over twenty years, initially working in a local Falmouth salon and then, after her children were born, as a mobile stylist covering Falmouth, Penryn and Truro.

Debbie worked as mobile hairdresser for over ten years, visiting people in their own homes and in care homes. Often, when listening to her clients stories, Debbie felt powerless to help and it was this that inspired her to retrain and qualify as an older people’s Social Worker.

Debbie has worked as a Social Worker with Cornwall Council’s Older People/Physical Disability team, as a Care Co-ordinator with a local home care company and latterly as a Community Officer for a local charity, supporting people with visual impairment in their own homes and at the Falmouth & Truro eye clinic, hospital desks.

At weekends, Debbie enjoys painting, spending time with her grandchildren and going on long coastal walks with her fiance and their dog.

Professional Qualifications
City & Guilds Hairdressing
Certificate of Higher Education in Health & Social Care
Bachelors Degree (BA Hons) Social Work

Additional Training 
Year 2010:
Open University: Counselling, Exploring Fear & Sadness
Open University: Understanding Death & Dying

Year 2016:
Level 1: Community Sighted Guide
Level 2: Certificate in Visual Impairment Awareness
Cornwall Council Safeguarding Adults

Year 2017:
Safeguarding Children
Safeguarding Adults
Equality & Diversity for Health & Social Care
Mental Capacity Act
Mental Health, Dementia & Learning Disability for Health & Social Care

Year 2018:
Safe Moving of People & Manual Handling
Basic First Aid

For Your Peace of Mind 
Current clear DBS (Police) Check
Public Liability Insurance
Business Car Insurance
Full, clean driving licence
Character references available on request or please see our testimonials