About Us

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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 and mobile hairdressing services and currently cover Falmouth, Penryn 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 knitting, spending time with her grandchildren and going on long coastal walks with her fiancé and their two dogs.

Professional Qualifications:

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

Additional Training:

2010:

Open University: Counselling, Exploring Fear & Sadness
Open University: Understanding Death & Dying

2016:

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

2017:

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

2018:

Safe Moving of People & Manual Handling
Basic First Aid

2020:

Cornwall Council Training:

Cornwall Council Safeguarding Adults Policy and Referral Process

Safeguarding Adults Under The Care Act 2014

Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice

Health and Safety

Human Rights, Equality and Diversity

Data Protection

COVID- 19 Awareness

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