Character Reference

STEVE BURROUGH has been known to me since his birth, his parents being friends of mine and his father a colleague.

Steve served for 30 years in the police service and for much of the time his work brought him into contact with people who were living alone.

He is a very personable, utterly trustworthy and pleasant man whose own father is totally disabled and lives alone and Steve sees him most days and knows a lot about the problems, not only of living alone but also the problems of someone who is housebound. I think that what he is offering is a very good service and would fill a gap in the market which is increasingly under pressure due to cuts in public spending.

I can recommend him without reservation for the type of service that he wants to offer.

David Shattock CBE, OSt.J, QPM, LLD, MA.

Chief Constable of Avon & Somerset 1989 - 1998.

“I found your knowledge and manner very professional and understanding. I was reassured that all matters would be dealt with calmly and efficiently. I would certainly recommend you professionally and also support the service you are looking to offer which I would think will benefit many local people and be of great comfort to their families. I wish you well”.

Cllr Nigel C Ashton
Leader of North Somerset Council

To whom it may concern.

I have known Steve for nearly 15 years. To start with, in a work capacity focusing on community based projects in deprived communities. This involved joint working on some new and innovative ideas which enabled Steve to demonstrate his skills, knowledge and ability to communicate and interact with local people from a variety of backgrounds and life styles. He was a natural at this and the work always progressed to a successful conclusion.
However, this was achieved through dealing with many challenges and required sensitive liaison with a range of different agencies and individuals. More recently, Steve has become a personal friend, someone I feel I can rely on, always calm in a crisis, clear thinking, and providing positive advice, Steve was there for me when I needed his support and I have no hesitation in recommending him as your practical companion.

Philip Humphries
Senior Development Officer
Corporate Services
North Somerset Council

March 2014