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George Springall


William George Springall 3rd February 1922 - 20th February 2015

George Springall Homecare was named in the loving memory of our beloved Mr William George Springall.
George was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease at the age of 91 and wished to remain as independent
as possible while living in his own home.


The owners of George Springall Homecare, Dominic Lane and Roxane Lane were George's main carers during his time of illness. A strong, loving relationship was formed built on promoting independence, dignity, privacy and trust. During the time it was evident that George was a gentleman that had a wonderful sense of humour, believed strongly in honour and respect and genuinely cared for others. He greatly appreciated all the care and support given to him and his family during his time of need which gave Dominic and Roxane the inspiration to name their homecare agency in his name.

George's family kindly gave permission to name the company in the honour of their father which resulted in George Springall Homecare Partnership being formed in 2016.


Below is a tribute received from George's daughter Janet Springall.
We would like to thank George's family for their ongoing support and friendship.


Dominic Lane - Managing Director and Roxane Lane - Registered Manager

William George Springall  3rd February 1922 - 20th February 2015
My father, George Springall, was an Oxford man through and through and was always interested in what was going on locally. He was lively and active and, for many years after the death of my mother, lived alone independently. He did his own shopping and cooking, maintained his house and garden and loved nothing more than to meet up with friends for lunch and a few beers. He was also involved in several local organisations where his focus was always caring for others and doing practical things to make their lives better.


When, at the age of 91, Dad became noticeably weaker and was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, he was desperate to remain living in his own home rather than be moved to a nursing home or hospital as his illness progressed. Being a sociable man who enjoyed the company of his family and many friends, it was understandable that he wanted to be somewhere he felt he belonged and where people would know where to find him and could easily visit him. He was frustrated that he could no longer do things for himself or for other people and that he now needed care himself.


As his family, my brother and I were determined to honour his wishes and fought to access all the available resources necessary to enable him to remain at home. A range of specialist medical staff from various clinics and hospitals are required to support a person with MND but, underpinning all this support, is the patient’s relationship with the people who care for them on an everyday basis.

Dad was lucky to have a team of dedicated carers who provided continuity and consistency in his daily care. He got to know them well and developed personal relationships which improved his quality of life greatly at a time when it was otherwise inevitably deteriorating. Dad’s relationship with the carers closest to him enriched his life in a way we could not have imagined at a time when he needed it most.

It was this special relationship that inspired Dominic and Roxane to establish their own agency, George Springall Homecare, which they named in Dad’s memory.

Janet Springall